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Dispatch No. 5322/CV-BCD dated July 5th, 2021 of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control regarding guidelines for foreign experts and foreigners entering Vietnam during COVID-19 prevention and control
Posted: 5/7/2021 10:18:54 AM | Latest updated: 12/7/2021 2:58:40 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5241 | Vietlaw: 517

This Dispatch provides for new process of approval for allowing foreign experts to enter Vietnam, including technical experts, investors, business executives, skilled workers and their relatives (including: parents, spouse, children).

Under the new process, foreign experts and their relatives that wish to enter Vietnam must have result of SARS-CoV-2 testing by PCR technique within 3 days before the date of entry into Vietnam.

In case foreign experts that apply for entry do not hold international health insurance, the inviting enterprises, organizations must undertake to pay treatment costs if the foreign experts are infected with COVID-19.

The inviting enterprises, organizations must make a written commitment to be held fully liable for the information given in the written request and must obtain a business registration certificate or an operation license with functions and tasks suitable for the purpose of the entry request.

Agencies that consider granting entries to foreigner experts are still the People's Committees of provinces where offices of inviting enterprises, organizations are located. However, with regard to foreign experts who are invited by diplomatic missions, foreign consular offices, international organization mission, it is required to be approved by the Working Group of 5 Ministries.

In addition, under the new process, the People's Committees of provinces shall be in charge of appointing/selecting places of centralized quarantine for foreign experts rather than allowing the foreign experts to themselves select places of centralized quarantine.

This Dispatch takes effect from the date of signing.

To replace Dispatch No. 2847/CV-BCDstatus1 dated May 23rd, 2020, Dispatch No. 3949/CV-BCDstatus1 dated July 24th, 2020, Dispatch No. 1113/CV-BCD dated February 23rd, 2021 and Dispatch No. 3440/CV-BCDstatus1 dated April 27th, 2021.


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