Vietnam recognises vaccine passports from 72 countries, territories

Vietnam has temporarily recognised vaccination certificates and vaccine passports by 72 countries and territories, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The ministry said holders of these documents will have their concentrated quarantine period reduced to seven days in accordance with the Vietnamese Health Ministry’s guidelines on shortening quarantine time for fully vaccinated or recovered passengers.

The Foreign Ministry discussed with nearly 80 partners about mutual recognition of vaccination certificates or vaccine passports. To date, Vietnam’s vaccination certificate has been recognised by several nations.

According to the Prime Minister’s directions on creating favourable conditions for workers, experts, investors and others for development goals, the Foreign Ministry consulted ministries, agencies and localities regarding difficulties and suggested authorities adjust procedures for approving foreigners’ entry, including supplementing vaccination certificates or vaccine passports in visa application, cutting time for handling dossiers, and enhancing decentralisation for ministries and agencies./.

VNA