When Vietnam begins to reopen international tourism after many months of the border closure, perhaps Vietnam vaccine passports may be the most searched keyword for travel lovers to the country. If you are an English teacher who is already living and teaching in Vietnam, you might not have to worry about this passport. However, if you are outside of the country and planning to enter Vietnam in the near future, we’re here to help.
Things to know about Vaccine Passports
A vaccine passport is a certificate of having two doses- Covid 19 vaccine, adjusted according to the Law on Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and the International Regulations on Health Quarantine.
In some countries, people may call it by another name such as digital green pass, vaccination card, green pass, and proof of vaccination. It would allow people to participate in activities such as traveling, going to a restaurant, or other events that involve social interaction among people.
Thus, it helps health agencies better control citizens’ health, which supports the nations to open their doors to international visitors in the soonest time possible.
Those having this passport have been certified in having a stable health condition and having an advantage when applying for a visa to leave the country. Thus, we suppose that a vaccine passport will be required in many countries as a condition for entry one day besides a passport or visa, especially during the stronger outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic.
How Are Vaccine Passports Used In Vietnam?
Currently, Vietnam recognizes “vaccine passports” based on vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and Vietnam’s Ministry of Health for emergency use approval.
Vietnam also approves vaccine passports of 72 countries and territories in the world. The list of countries and territories that have been officially introduced in the form of vaccination certificates and certificates of recovery from Covid-19 disease is regularly updated on the website of the Vietnamese Consular Department. Try to check it out to know whether your country is on the list or not.
If you have a vaccine passport, you can reduce your centralized quarantine period to 7 days instead of 14 days as before.
Benefits of Holding Vietnam Vaccine Passport
There are many benefits of holding a vaccine passport in Vietnam.
- Traveling to countries that have reopened and accept vaccine passports
- Joining activities that involve crowds such as going to clubs, music events, watching movies, seminars.
- Participate in outdoor events such as business events or festivals.
- Traveling to certain tourist places in Vietnam such as Phu Quoc, Hoi An, Quang Ninh,..
How To Have Vaccine Passport in Vietnam?
Step 1: Go to the website https://tokhaiyte.vn/ to make a medical declaration. Then, the medical facility only needs to scan the QR code to track and update more information in your previously declared profile
Step 2: Go to the medical facility that is near you for registering vaccination.
Step 3: When there are vaccines available, you will be notified. Bear in mind bringing a health insurance book, citizen identification card, or national identity card so that they can save your information.
When you’re there; before getting the vaccine, they will conduct a health check for you. If you have some underlying medical condition, medical staff might advise you to go to a larger medical facility because in case you need an emergency, they will always be proper support. Or, if you’re taking medicines containing corticoids, you are not allowed for vaccination.
After you complete the first injection, your information will be stored on the website for the relevant departments to easily track and issue the vaccine passport until you complete 2 dose vaccines.
Vietnam vaccine passport is one of the best solutions at this time when you want to travel to another country. However, if you just have this document, you are not allowed to enter Vietnam at this time because you need to prepare a business registration sponsor, visa, and other documents!