Like most countries around the world, Vietnam has to close its borders when the Covid-19 virus started spreading rapidly. Recently, Vietnam has started opening its borders, but will only allow a limited number of passengers to enter each day. They are not allowing the entry of foreign tourists yet, but only those who have “very compelling” reasons to visit. So if you are a Samoan citizen and you needed to go to Vietnam on business, then you can now start applying for your business visa to Vietnam. Here’s what you need to know about this.
Take note that applying for a business visa to Vietnam would require having a sponsor company. So if a Vietnamese company is inviting you into the country, that company will be your sponsor. Here’s how to apply for a business visa.
Since the Covid-19 virus is still fast spreading in some other countries, Vietnam has implemented strict regulations for all foreigners entering the country. This is to ensure that the virus will not spread into the country. So before you can fly to Vietnam, there are many requirements that you should prepare.
All visitors arriving in Vietnam airports will be checked for symptoms. Anyone showing symptoms will be isolated immediately and will be tested. If the result is positive, the patient will be taken to the hospital for treatment. But if it’s negative, then the visitor can proceed to the hotel for quarantine.
While you are on quarantine, you must not be in contact with anyone outside of your hotel room. You should follow the protocols that the local health authorities have imposed. If you start to develop symptoms, you should inform the authorities immediately.
During your quarantine, you will undergo testing twice. On the sixth day, you will be tested for Covid-19 while on quarantine. If the result is negative, you can continue with your quarantine and will be tested on the last day again. You can only end your quarantine and proceed with your business in Vietnam if both results are negative.
If you need help in applying for your visa to Vietnam this Covid-19 season, you can ask for help from a local agency. The agency can process the business visa on your behalf if you do not have a sponsor company that can apply for the visa for you. With the help of a local agency, you will be given a travel permit from the Local People’s Committee, which is needed to apply for your business visa. The agency can also facilitate the quarantine facility for your isolation and will book a vehicle that will pick you up from the airport going to the hotel.
So how do you go about applying for a Vietnam e-visa for citizens of Samoa? It’s simple. Refer to the steps below: Go online.
Starting February 2017, citizens of Samoa are eligible to apply for the Vietnam electronic visa, more commonly known as the e-visa. With this visa, you will be able to get a travel authorization document to Vietnam without going to an embassy.