Vietnamese authorities are proposing that those who have had full vaccinations only be quarantined for three nights, with PCR-RT tests on arrival and day three, and monitored for a total of 14 days.
Airlines from other countries would not have an unfair advantage if they could fly to and from Vietnam.
From January 1, 2022, when Vietnam plans to begin regular international flights on a pilot basis, new regulations will take place.
Proof of negative COVID-19 test results within 72 hours before admission (except in the case of children under two years old), declaration of health status before entry, and installation of Vietnam’s PC-COVID app (available on both Android and iOS) are all required.
It is expected that two RT-PCR tests will be carried out, one on each of the first and third days following arrival.
There is still a 14-day self-monitoring period following arrival, but this is a considerable improvement over the current regulations of required seven-day quarantine, and seven-day follow up monitoring of health status.
The medical self-observation could cease on the tenth day if they are prepared to take a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Vietnam has placed severe restrictions on who is allowed entry. A few international arrivals were sent to remote airports to complete their necessary quarantine.
It’s likely that opening up a few popular tourist locations to package tours from other countries didn’t go well.
Although it won’t open the floodgates to tourists, the planned three-day quarantine will ease travel for Vietnamese nationals, expatriates, and anyone with ties to the country.
Due to the Omicron variant making the rounds and changing admission criteria to several countries, this, in my opinion, can not be seen as restrictive at all.