Proposal to remove Covid-19 insurance regulations

06, June, 2022

Proposal to remove Covid-19 insurance regulations

Covid-19 insurance regulations for international guests to Vietnam is a barrier and not necesssary in the curent situation when Vietnam has controlled Covid-19 very well. Therefore, there is proposal to remove Covid-19 insurance to welcome more tourists to Vietnam in the coming time.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposes to remove the requirement that customers buy insurance to pay a minimum of 10,000 USD for Covid-19 treatment. The proposal is included in a recent request for opinions from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to the Ministries of Health, Public Security, Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Transport, Information and Communications.

The document states that Covid-19 treatment is not as expensive as it used to be, most do not require long hospital stays. Therefore, requiring travelers to purchase insurance that covers the cost of Covid-19 treatment is no longer necessary. Before Covid-19 until now, international tourists to Vietnam are required to have travel insurance, to pay for accidents, risks, acute illnesses... The requirement for international visitors to buy insurance with content to pay for Covid-19 treatment is at least 10,000 USD in the plan No. 829/PA-BVHTTDL issued on March 15, when Vietnam opens to tourism in normal conditions. usually new.

The previous plan required international guests with negative Covid-19 test results, medical declarations, 10-day self-monitoring... According to new guidelines from the Ministry of Health, many contents in the method judgment has been adjourned. Therefore, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism also proposed to cancel the above request.

In the first five months of the year, Vietnam welcomed more than 228,000 international visitors, of which the most were Koreans and Americans. China, the largest tourist destination in the years before the epidemic, has still grown negatively because the country has not yet opened. The target of the tourism industry in 2022 is to welcome 5 million international visitors.