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Nội dung toàn văn Official Dispatch 967/BNG-LS 2022 Vaccine Passport recognition with other countries


MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence – Freedom – Happiness
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No. 967/BNG-LS
On Vaccine Passport recognition with other countries

Hanoi, March 17, 2022

 

To:

- Ministries, ministerial agencies, Governmental agencies;
- People’s Committees of provinces and central-affiliated cities.

Implementing order of the Government under Official Dispatch No. 1606/VPCP-QHQT dated March 15, 2022 of the Office of the Government regarding negotiation over mutual vaccine passport recognition with countries and territories, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby informs:

1. Officially recognize COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate/COVID-19 Recovery Certificate (hereinafter referred to as “Vaccine Passport”) on a principle of reciprocity with: the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of India, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Maldives, the State of Palestine, the Republic of Turkey, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, New Zealand, the Republic of Singapore, the Republic of Saint Lucia, and South Korea. Specific guidelines regarding requirements and recognized vaccine form are specified in the Appendix attached hereto.

When a holder of Vaccine Passport issued by any of the aforementioned countries enters Vietnam or enters any of those countries from Vietnam, he/she is required to adopt medical measures similar to a person in the host country. This mutual recognition includes the exemption of consular authentication/consular legalization procedures when a holder of the Vaccine Passport uses the Vaccine Passport at the host country.

2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall upload the list of countries and territories sharing the same requirements and recognized Vaccine Passport form on their website (https://mofa.gov.vn/vi/) and website for consular affairs (https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn).

3. Regarding Vaccine Passports issued by countries and territories which have provided the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affair with their official Vaccine Passport forms, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hereby requests that temporary solutions notified by the Consular Department of the Ministry[1] shall be applied in order to allow vaccinated individuals to carry such documents into Vietnam at which point Vietnamese authorities will cross-check against official available forms[2]. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify any change to the temporary solutions mentioned above (if any).

For your acknowledgement and implementation./.

 

 

PP. MINISTER
STANDING DEPUTY MINISTER




Nguyen Minh Vu

 

GUIDELINES

ON RECOGNITION AND USE OF FOREIGN VACCINE PASSPORTS ENTERRING VIETNAM
(Attached to Official Dispatch No. 967/BNG-LS dated March 17, 2022)

1. Vaccine Passport shall be understood as COVID-19 Vaccination certificate and/or COVID-19 Recovery certificate. Vaccine Passport shall serve to prove vaccination and recovery history of the holder and does not replace other travel documents (Passport, visas, laissez-passers, temporary residence card, permanent residence card, visa-free entry document, etc.).

2. A foreign Vaccine Passport shall be considered legitimate and used in Vietnamese territory if it is officially or temporarily recognized under the list below:

2.1. List of officially recognized Vaccine Passports:

No.

Issuing country/territory

Vaccine Passport form/inspection method

1

Japan

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Notes No. JC.95/2021 dated December 22, 2021, JC.41/2021 and JC.46/2021 dated August 17, 2021 and JC.86/2021 dated November 29, 2021 of the Embassy of Japan in Hanoi.

2

The United States of America

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 645/21 dated August 12, 2021 of the United States Embassy in Hanoi

3

The United Kingdom

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Notes No. 97/2021 dated August 12, 2021 and 94/2021 dated August 9, 2021 of the British Embassy in Hanoi

4

The Republic of India

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. HAN/CON/415/2021 dated August 11, 2021 of Embassy of India in Hanoi

5

Australia

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 465-2021 dated September 20, 201 of the Embassy of Australia in Hanoi.

6

The Republic of Belarus

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 02-17/491 dated August 16, 2021 of the Embassy of Belarus in Hanoi.

7

The Republic of the Philippines

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 242-2021 dated September 7, 2021 of the Embassy of the Philippines in Hanoi.

8

The Republic of Maldives

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 25-E1/VNM-B/2022/1 dated January 2, 2022 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives.

9

The States of Palestine

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 80/21 dated August 25, 2021 of the Embassy of Palestine in Hanoi.

10

The Republic of Turkey

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. Z-2022/51175414/33975578 dated February 15, 2022 of the Embassy of Turkey in Hanoi.

11

The Arab Republic of Egypt

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 16/2022 dated February 8, 2022 of the Embassy of Egypt in Hanoi

12

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 103/2021 dated August 11, 2021 of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Hanoi.

13

New Zealand

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 2021/162 dated November 18, 2021 of the Embassy of New Zealand in Hanoi.

14

The Republic of Singapore

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. 036.2022 dated February 16, 2022.

15

The Republic of Saint Lucia

Has not notified Vaccine Passport form.

16

South Korea

Form and information attached to Diplomatic Note No. KEV-21-550 dated June 14, 2021 of the Embassy of South Korea in Hanoi.

The list of officially recognized Vaccine Passports is uploaded on https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn " System of legislative documents " Vietnamese legislative documents " Official recognized Vaccine Passport form.

2.2. The list of temporarily recognized Vaccine Passports (the List of COVID-19 Vaccination certificate/COVID-19 recovery certificate provided for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is uploaded on https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn " System of legislative documents " Vietnamese legislative documents " COVID-19 Vaccination certificate, COVID-19 Recovery certificate of foreign countries.

3. When a holder of a Vaccine Passport issued by a country or territory that is not mentioned in either List of officially recognized Vaccine Passports or List of temporarily recognized Vaccine Passports under Point 2 above enters Vietnam, he/she must adopt procedures for consular legalization/authentication at the overseas Vietnam representative missions./.

 

 


[1] Under Official Dispatch No. 2974/LS-PL dated August 6, 2021, Official Dispatch No. 3100/LS-PL dated August 13, 2021, Official Dispatch No. 3112/LS-PL dated August 14, 2021, Official Dispatch No. 3157/LS-PL dated August 17, 2021, Official Dispatch No. 3207/LS-PL dated August 19, 2021, Official Dispatch No. 3285/LS-PL dated August 24, 2021, and Official Dispatch No. 3342/LS-PL dated August 27, 2021 of the Consular Department on https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn

[2] The list of COVID-19 Vaccination certificate/COVID-19 Recovery certificate forms, as of December 20, 2021, consists of forms of 79 countries and territories; specific forms are uploaded on https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn " System of legislative documents " Vietnamese legislative documents " COVID-19 Vaccination certificate, COVID-19 Recovery certificate of foreign countries.

 


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