KPMG's Alert on removal of entry permit requirement for foreigners


On 18 January 2022, Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh approved to remove entry permit requirement for foreigners and Vietnamese overseas, who already have valid permanent cards, visa, temporary resident cards or visa exemption. Please refer to our Alert on the Official letter 405/VPCP-QHQT for more information on the cease of entry permit. 

Highlighted below are main points of the changes:

- Foreigners, Vietnamese Overseas and their dependents who have temporary resident cards, visa and visa exemption, are not required to get entry permit approvals (including personnel check, approval from the provincial people committees and approval from the immigration authorities) to enter Vietnam

- Passengers who have not been granted with valid visa: there is still a requirement to get an entry permit from the provincial people committees as usual to enter Vietnam during the Covid-19 pandemic. The relevant ministries and Government central authorities are responsible for the procedures to invite their guests who visit Vietnam to work with the authorities

- Tourists to Vietnam shall follow the trial Tourist program until further notice.

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