Implementing the direction of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Public Security’s leadership on the continuation of the “automatic visa extension” for foreigners affected by the Covid-19 epidemic that cannot leave the country yet, Immigration Department announced on Tuesday 30th June, 2020:
1. Foreigners who entered Vietnam on visa waiver; e-visa or tourist visas from March 1, 2020, are entitled to automatic visa extension until July 31st, 2020, and can depart from Vietnam without having to extend their stay permit.
2. For those who entered Vietnam before March 1st, 2020, the same automatic visa extension can be considered, subject to provision of proof that the person was stranded in Vietnam due to COVID-19, accompanied by a diplomatic Note (with Vietnamese translation) from the relevant diplomatic mission, or a written document from the relevant Vietnamese authorities confirming that the person was required to undergo mandatory quarantine or treatment for COVID-19, or advice of other force majeure. The concerned person is required to present the said diplomatic Note or written document on departure from Vietnam.
3. During the automatic visa extension period, foreigners are required to complete the temporary residence and health status declaration.
4. Those who are not subject to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this guidance or those who have breached the laws will be treated according to applicable laws of Vietnam.
For further information or assistance, please contact the Vietnam Immigration Department at 0243 938 7320.
VIETNAM IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT
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