Covid-19 information: Entry package service for members that want to get into Vietnam

Chinh Tran, Business Development Executive at DBAV

Chinh Tran
Chinh Tran Business Development Executive

Over the past few months, in collaboration with other business chambers, institutes and government officials, DBAV has helped more than 50 individuals from The Netherlands into Vietnam.

 

We have organized a series of 3 webinars that you can watch back on YouTube. During these webinars, representatives from DBAV, EuroCham and the General Managers of Qatar Airways and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi share their expertise and best practices.

The free webinars can be watched back by using the link in the table below. Once there is new regulation, we may record new webinars to inform people that are interested about the new rules. 

The current regulations for foreign experts, diplomats and their families  that want to travel to Vietnam, will be in effect until further announcement from the Vietnamese Government. Given the Covid-19 situation in the rest of the world, we estimate that the current regulations will stay for quite some time.

Online Knowledge Database with relevant information for foreigners traveling to Vietnam during the pandemic

Besides the webinar, we are keeping track of a database with relevant information. 

Topic  Last updated on 
DBAV webinars about inbound flights to Vietnam October 29
Air France Vietnam – Confirmed winter schedule from november 2020 November 06
Latest flight schedule inbound Vietnam Qatar Airways October 29
Latest flight schedule inbound Vietnam Emirates October 20
Suggestions for hotel quarantine by DBAV October 13
Timeline entry permit approval by DBAV October 13
Folder with relevant government announcements (Vietnamese) September 09
Visit the Google Drive with all documents 

In case you have any useful information for us to share with a large public, then please let us know. 

Entry package service for foreign experts that need to get into Vietnam 

Our entry permit service that we have started up since September, has been high in demand and we have helped many members with this service. We have good connections with the EU-Vietnamese authorities and get support from local service providers with links at the Vietnamese government. Please find more information below.

Scope of the service 

Overall, there are three things that you need to get done before getting into Vietnam. We will help you with all these steps, although you will have to do the test in your home country:

  • Paperwork 
  • Covid-19 Test
  • Hotel & Flight

1. Paperwork 

Getting the paperwork consists of the following steps: 

  • Entry permit approval from the Dept. of Labor at the City People Committee 
  • Apply for visa from the Immigration Department
  • Notification to IQC for quarantine plan approval

2. Covid-19 Test

Because of our geography, we can not help you with the Covid-19 PCR Test. The requirements of the government are:

Foreign workers will have to test for COVID-19 three days before entering Vietnam using the real-time PCR technique. The tests must be done at testing centers approved by their government or at test centers approved by the World Health Organization (WHO);

3. Accommodation & Flight Booking 

Because of the many questions and the complexities that our members have had, we support you with your  travel plan, including best practices and recommendations for hotel & flight booking. Once you arrive at your quarantine facility, you have to stay 14 days, and in some cases even a few days longer.

Visits for less than 14 days in Vietnam with no quarantine

The Vietnamese Government has approved regulations that allow persons coming to Vietnam for less than 14 days to be exempted from the mandatory 14 day quarantaine. If you want to stay shorter in Vietnam than 14 days without quarantine, please let us know and we will try to best serve you. Please note the paperwork for this is complex, and therefore our price may be higher.

Free assessments

Before we charge anything, we can help assess your chances at the Vietnamese authorities. We do this for free. Just contact us at the email address below. 

Costs 

We are a non-profit organization and provide immigration support for our members where we can for low rates. Our rate is 500 USD for DBAV members and 550 USD for EuroCham members, if you live in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. In other cities, this fee can slightly vary depending on the People Committee.

Please contact us if you would like to get the details. 

Our business development executive and foreign expert immigration specialist Chinh Tran can be contacted on working days during office hours via support@dbav.org.vn for an assessment and a cost proposal.