ON THE OCCASION OF VIETNAMESE LUNAR NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS,
THE EMBASSY IS CLOSED FROM 10TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY 2021
WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
2020 is a special year with anniversaries of many important events for Vietnam and Vietnamese people including the 75th anniversary of Independence Day, the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the 45th anniversary of Reunification Day, the 130th birthday of our beloved leader President Ho Chi Minh… and we have been performing our capacity as the ASEAN Chair for 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2020 - 2021 with great efficacy.
2020 is also the year of great significance for the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary as our two countries celebrate the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.
Unfortunately Covid-19 has made it difficult for us to carry out the ambitious celebration program we have planned for 2020.
With the video attached we would like to invite you for a virtual trip to Vietnam. We hope to celebrate the National Day next year with you in the traditional manner and to be able to welcome you again soon in our beautiful country.
Please accept my best wishes for your good health, happiness and success.
NGUYEN TIEN THUC
Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Hungary
Due to the spread of Covid-19, the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Hungary would like to inform:
The Consular Section will be closed from August 31st to September 11th 2020 for working area sterilization, and will reopen regular hours (8h30-12h00 every Monday and Wednesday) from September 14th 2020.
Thank you for your understanding!
Due to the spread of Covid-19, the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam would like to inform:
From 23 March 2020, the Consular Section will open on Monday and Wednesday (weekly) from 8:30 to 12:00.
Please wear face mask before entrance. Thank you very much!
The latest move was made amid quick increase of the number of new infections cases (77 as of 8 pm on Saturday) over the past two weeks and influx of incoming flights from foreign countries, including pandemic-striken ones.
For those entering Viet Nam for diplomatic and official purposes, for participation in major diplomatic events, or being experts, business managers, highly skilled workers, the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of National Defense shall coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, and other relevant agencies to issue visa if necessary.
Entrants mentioned in the above paragraph shall be subject to mandatory medical declaration and other effective regulations at designated areas at ports of entry and shall have to isolate themselves at places of residence as currently regulated.
Temporary suspension of entry shall also be applied to all overseas Vietnamese and their spouses and children who have been granted with certificate of visa exemption, also effective since March 22.
The Government also ordered competent agencies to strictly control entry into the nation by road, by sea, and by air.
In a bid to avoid overload pressure on quarantine facilities, the Government asked for prompt and maximum cuts of incoming passenger flights, including those of foreign airlines, effective immediately.
The Ministry of Transport was tasked to create favorable conditions for departure of flights carrying foreign passengers.
On March 20, Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan announced that all incoming travelers to Viet Nam shall be subject to mandatory centralized quarantine for 14 days, applicable since March 21, at the request of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The above measure shall NOT be applicable to entrants for diplomatic and official purposes but they shall have to isolate themselves at places of residence under the supervision of local authorities.
On 19 March 2020, Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced some temporary regulatory change on entry for Belarusian, Russian and Japanese citizens.
To strengthen measures in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the Vietnamese Government has decided as follows:- From 12:00, 21 March 2020, temporarily suspended unilateral visa waiver for citizens of Belarus, Russia and Japan and holders of visa exemption certificate for people of Vietnamese origin and their family members.- Belarusian, Russian and Japanese citizens who hold ordinary passports will still be able to visit Viet Nam provided that they have obtained proper visas prior to their arrival.- This decision is not applicable to diplomatic or official passport holders that are eligible to enter Viet Nam without visa in line with the Arrangements on visa exemption between the government of Viet Nam and the government of Belarus, Russia and Japan.- Belarusian, Russian and Japanese entrants into Viet Nam shall be subject to medical preventive measures in accordance with the applicable Vietnamese regulations.
Viet Nam has informed this decision to the above countries and will continue to coordinate closely, as well as have adjustments accordingly in line with the development of the outbreak./.
This is the latest effort by the Government to staunch the COVID-19 pandemic which has spread swiftly across the world and caused serious consequences.
Foreigners enjoying visa-waiver program or overseas Vietnamese and their spouses and children having been granted with certificate of visa exemption shall only be allowed to enter Viet Nam if they can submit papers certifying they are not positive for the virus.
The aforesaid measure shall also be applied to foreigners who are experts, business managers, highly skilled workers upon arrival to Viet Nam.
All the above measures shall NOT be applicable to entrants for diplomatic or official purposes.
All entrants shall be medically checked and have to comply with the nation’s COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
Additional quarantine measures
In addition to the current quarantine measures, the Government has decided that all incoming travelers from the US, Europe and ASEAN countries shall be subject to centralized quarantine.
Competent authorities shall supervise and medically monitor those who are not subject to centralized quarantine during their mandatory isolation at place of residence.
The Government also requested cut of incoming flights from COVID-19 stricken areas to Viet Nam. The Ministry of Health, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of Transport shall decide on the parking areas for flights from the above areas.
The Ministry of Health was asked to conduct COVID-19 diagnosis for entrants at airports.
Under the current regulations, from March 16, all passengers on outbound and inbound flights are required to wear masks during the flight and flight taxiing in the airport.
The mask wearing policy is also applicable at public places with possible crowd such as supermarkets, airports, stations, public transportations etc.
- All the people who come from and transit at the following countries will be request to go to the quarantine centre for 14 days: Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithunia, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portuga, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, China, Korea, Iran.- Vietnamese authorities will arrange transports to take all the passengers to the quarantine centres.
Due to the swift spreading of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Government of Viet Nam has decided to:
(i) From 12:00 (noon) 15 March 2020 onwards, for 30 days
- Temporarily suspend entry of foreigners who come from the Schengen countries and/or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or have visited or transited through these areas within 14 days preceding their expected entry into Viet Nam;
- Suspend visa upon arrival for all foreign nationals.
- Foreigners who are experts, business managers, highly skilled workers entering Viet Nam will be medical checked and quarantine shall be applied in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
- This decision will not be applicable to entrants for diplomatic or official purposes.
(ii) From 00:00 (midnight) 16 March 2020 onwards
- All the passengers on flights, that arrive to and depart from Viet Nam teritory, have to wear face mask during the flight.
- All the people have to wear face mask at public places (airports, malls, stations, on public transports, etc.)
DUE TO CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS,
THE EMBASSY IS CLOSED FROM 24TH TO 27TH DECEMBER 2019
AND ON 1ST JANUARY 2020