After a slowdown in trade and investment relations between Hong Kong and Vietnam, ties are on the mend and showing signs of promise. From the Hong Kong perspective, Vietnam is already a major trading partner, one of Hong Kong’s top 10 largest trading partners for many years, and it ranked eighth in 2021 and the first nine months of 2022.
Travellers entering Việt Nam via air routes will have to present proof of negative SARS-CoV-2 tests (except for children under two years old) done within 72 hours prior to departure in cases of RT-PCR/RT-LAMP or within 24 hours in cases of rapid antigen tests, and the results must be certified by the authorities of the country where the tests are conducted.
Vice Chairman Nguyễn Mạnh Quyền was tasked with directing research and proposing the reopening of transport, tourism and international trade services with appropriate COVID-19 measures, boosting production and business activities, agriculture, services, and craft village operations.
At a seminar to discuss a roadmap to resume international travel, held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on January 24, Hanoi Vice Chairman Nguyen Manh Quyen said the city failed to meet targets for the tourism sector last year due to the impact of the pandemic. Meanwhile, the city’s vaccination rate is high.
Bars, dance clubs, karaoke and massage parlors in Ho Chi Minh City are allowed to resume operation from January 10, 2022, the Municipal People's Committee has decided.
HCM City People’s Committee has just issued urgent guidelines for a five-step quarantine procedure for arriving passengers amid the emergence of the Omicron variant in Việt Nam.
People entering Viet Nam from January 1, 2022 shall be required to self-isolate at place of residence for three days if they meet certain condition specified by the Ministry of Health.