March 12, 2021
Business Visa

How To Get Vietnam Business Visa for Taiwanese Citizens in the Covid-19 pandemic

Taiwanese citizens can now enter Vietnam, but only if their purpose of the visit is essential. For instance, if you are a businessman and you need to go to Vietnam for a business trip, you are welcome to enter the country, but there are certain requirements that you need to fulfill. Skilled workers are also welcome, as well as experts, diplomats, and other essential workers.

For Taiwanese businessmen who need to travel to Vietnam for business, the first thing that you need to have is a business visa. To apply for a business visa, you need to have a sponsor company. If you are invited to the country by a Vietnamese company, then you can ask that company to be your sponsor.

Who Can Enter Vietnam In This Covid 19 Season?

Applying for a Business Visa to Vietnam for Taiwanese Citizens

Here are the steps to apply for a business visa to Vietnam in this Covid-19 pandemic.

  1. First, your sponsor company should write a letter to the Local People’s Committee of the area that you plan to visit in Vietnam. So if you’re visiting Hanoi, then they should address the letter to the Local People’s Committee of Hanoi. In the letter, they should discuss your purpose of visit and some other important details about your travel.
  2. When the Local People’s Committee of Hanoi will approve the request, they will issue a travel permit. This must be forwarded to the Vietnam Immigration Department in order for your business visa to be processed.
  3. Once the business visa is approved, your sponsor company will have to claim the visa from Vietnam Immigration. Then they will forward the visa to you so you can start booking your flight to Vietnam.

Restrictions and Quarantine When Entering Vietnam During Covid 19

Aside from the business visa, there are several other requirements that Taiwanese businessmen must fulfill before they can be allowed to enter Vietnam during this time.

Before Entry

  • All visitors to Vietnam will have to undergo quarantine upon their arrival in the country. Therefore, one of the requirements that a Taiwanese businessman must fulfill when going to Vietnam is to book a hotel that will serve as their quarantine facility for the entire 14 days. The Vietnam government has provided a list of hotels that can be used as quarantine facility so you can choose to book any of the hotels from this list. Your booking must also include airport pick up because you are prohibited from taking public transportation at the Vietnam airport
  • Another important requirement for all foreign visitors to Vietnam is a negative result of a Covid-19 test. The test must be done from a WHO-certified laboratory in Taiwan, and it should be taken at least 3 to 5 days before travel to Vietnam.
  • All foreign visitors are also required to have insurance that covers the treatment for Covid-19. Without such insurance, the sponsor company must agree to pay for the treatment in case the visitor gets sick for Covid-19.

Upon Entry

At the Vietnam airport, all arriving travelers will be subjected to a medical check to determine if anyone has symptoms of Covid-19. Those who have symptoms will immediately be isolated for testing. If the test returns positive, the person will be taken to the hospital for treatment. However, if it’s negative, they can go to their designated quarantine facility for their 14 days of isolation.

At the Quarantine Facility

While undergoing quarantine at the hotel, all foreign visitors must adhere to the safety measures imposed to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. They should avoid contact with any person during their isolation. If they start to experience fever, cough, and other Covid-19 symptoms, they must contact the health authorities immediately. That way, they will be tested and taken to the hospital for treatment.

While in isolation, foreign visitors will be tested for the Covid-19 test twice. Once on their 6th day and another on their last day. If they will be found to be positive, they will be brought to the hospital for treatment. Otherwise, they can continue with their isolation and must test negative again on the last day of quarantine before they will be released.

Consult with a Local Agency for Assistance

If you are a Taiwanese citizen and you need to go to Vietnam for an important reason, you can ask for help from a local agency for assistance. Businessmen who needed to do business in Vietnam but do not have a sponsor company that can apply for the business visa on their behalf should consult with an agency. The agency may be able to assist you in getting a travel permit, which is an important requirement for the visa. They can also help book a hotel for your quarantine facility. You will find these agencies online. Just search and send them a message.

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All Taiwanese passport holders are required to have a visa to enter Vietnam. Taiwanese can apply for a visa at Vietnamese embassy (in either Taiwan or a third country), or online for a visa on arrival.