Vietnam includes Taiwan residents among list of potential travelers

Taiwanese may be able to travel to Vietnam's Khanh Hoa Province as early as November 2021. (Photo of Khanh Hoa Province courtesy of Shutterstock)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Khanh Hoa Province (慶和省) in Vietnam recently released plans to reopen borders for international travelers, including Taiwan residents among the list of potential travelers allowed in Vietnam

According to VnExpress, Khanh Hoa’s local government submitted a draft of a two-stage vaccine passport program to the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (越南文化體育旅遊部) on Oct. 5 hoping to welcome foreign travelers into the region.

The first stage is scheduled to begin near the end of November, and travelers need to take charter flights to the country and stay at the resort at Cam Ranh (金蘭市), the proposal stated.

The second stage is planned to unfold between January and March 2022, during which visitors will be able to visit more attractions and resorts in Nha Trang (芽莊市).

Khanh Hoa Province currently welcomes travelers from countries whose COVID-19 situation has been successfully controlled and have a high vaccination rate for its population.

As of Tuesday, countries that fit both categories according to the local government include China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, and some areas in North America.

Travelers need to show vaccination proof and the vaccine manufacturers need to be recognized by the Vietnamese government.

As of Oct. 8, Vietnam has authorized 8 types of vaccines, including AstraZeneca (AZ), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V, Sinopharm, Hayat-Vax, and Abdala.

Visitors who had tested positive for COVID-19 previously, and those under 18 years of age, could be allowed to visit if they have a negative PCR test taken within a few days.