In a notice posted on its website, the ministry noted that “COVID-19 has been spreading swiftly in a complex manner on a large scale across the world”, prompting Vietnam’s decision to temporarily suspend entry for tourist who come from the Schengen countries and/or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or have visited or transited through these areas within 14 days preceding their expected entry into Vietnam.
Visa upon arrival for all foreign nationals will also be suspended.
“This decision will be effective from 12:00 (noon), 15 March 2020 for 30 days, and not be applicable to entrants for diplomatic or official purposes,” the notice on the website said.
Foreigners who are experts, business managers, highly-skilled workers entering Vietnam will be subject to medical checks and quarantine procedures in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
The foreign ministry said that it has informed all diplomatic missions, consular offices and representative offices of international organisations in the country of the decision, and will closely monitor the epidemic and collaborate with other countries, international organisations and partners to promptly adjust prevention and control measures for COVID-19.
Vietnam a few days ago had already suspended visa-free entry for citizens of eight European countries – Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – also due to the COVID-19 outbreak. — VNS
Source : https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30384076