Tourism ministry proposes scrapping Covid travel insurance coverage for international vacationers

Tourism ministry proposes scrapping Covid travel insurance for foreign tourists

International vacationers go to Hoi An historical city in central Vietnam, April 2022. Picture by VnExpress/Dac Thanh

The Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism is in search of suggestions from different ministries on scrapping the travel insurance coverage requirement for Covid-19 remedy for foreigners coming into Vietnam.

It stated the pandemic scenario is underneath management and the price of remedy will not be as excessive because it was once since most sufferers don’t have to be hospitalized for lengthy, and so it ought to not be obligatory for vacationers to purchase insurance coverage of a minimum of US$10,000.

On March 15 the federal government allowed quarantine-free entry and resumed the visa waiver for residents of 24 nations, together with Japan, South Korea and a few European ones.

It has additionally eliminated most different entry restrictions corresponding to medical declaration and Covid assessments.

Within the first 5 months of this 12 months the nation obtained 365,000 international guests, in accordance with the Normal Statistics Workplace.