Top News Vietnam plans to fully open by end-April By TTG Asia / Posted on 4 February, 2022 10:53 Vietnam is working towards a full reopening of her borders to international tourists by April 30, 2022. This is a major step forward in reopening since the government allowed five localities – Phu Quoc Island, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, and Quang Ninh – to join a pilot programme to welcome again foreign tourists since November last year. Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dinh were the latest two localities to join the programme. Vietnam will progress from limited traveller access to a full-scale reopening come April 30; Ho Chi Minh City pictured The country has welcomed about 8,500 international tourists from South Korea, Russia, Singapore, the UK and the US to date. When Vietnam fully reopens her borders, all arrivals will have to present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, issued at least 14 days before entry, or show proof of recovery from Covid-19 within six months prior to entry. They must also present a negative PCR test certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to entry, and ensure that their travel insurance provides at least US$50,000 of Covid-19 treatment coverage. There will be separate requirements for partially vaccinated or young children. Under the current protocols, vaccinated individuals and those who have recovered from the virus would still be required to self-isolate for three days at their place of residence. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals are required to self-isolate for seven days.