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Date of search

23 August 2021

Certificate adoption

Yes, Vietnam started issuing COVID-19 Vaccine certificate on July 1 as part of an MoH (Ministry of Health) project on vaccine passports.

Instrument type

Vaccination based

Certificate name

e-certificate for Covid-19


Launched on 1 July 2021

Certificate details

Information about citizens who have been vaccinated will be managed on the system and included in electronic health records.

Certificate format

The proof of vaccination is available in digital format.

Entry protocol

From July 1 to 31, the Vietnamese government will initiate a pilot program allowing individuals entering Vietnam via Quang Ninh Province to quarantine in centralized facilities for only 7 days instead of the normal 21 days if these entrants have received full COVID-19 vaccinations. Vietnam currently mandates a 21 day quarantine for all entrants from abroad, confirmed COVID-19 patients in Vietnam, and any individual considered high-risk (e.g. those with recent contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases or with recent travel history to outbreak areas identified by the Vietnamese government). Contradicting information seen here on the Official Vietnamese newspaper to say 14day quarantine, and those less than 14 days – short stay exempt. All quarantine is institutional – see here:

Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Sinopharm BBIBP, Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca AZD1222

Border status

Open with restrictions (While short-term trips to Vietnam for leisure purposes remain banned, officials have started to reissue electronic visas to foreign nationals from 80 locations, including Australia, mainland China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, the UK, and the US and authorities have bilateral arrangements with some countries to allow reciprocal travel for business purposes. Business travelers from Japan and South Korea can enter Vietnam with protocols, such as testing negative for COVID-19 before the trips and adhering to a pre-agreed itinerary while in Vietnam)