Are Relatives of Foreign Experts Allowed to Enter Ho Chi Minh City During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Due to a continuous surge in Covid-19 cases, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City issued Official Letter No. 23515/SLDTBXH-VLATLD (“Official Letter 23515”) on July 13, 2021 providing guidance to foreign experts and their relatives concerning entry into Ho Chi Minh City.     

According to the Official Letter, foreigners entering Ho Chi Minh City include:

– Foreign experts a invited or guaranteed by agencies or organizations to enter, work and reside in Ho Chi Minh City and their relatives;

– Other foreigners are invited by agencies and organizations (including international students studying in Ho Chi Minh City).

Official Letter 23515 recognizes relatives of foreign experts as spouses, children, and parents of foreign experts entering Vietnam at the same time as the foreign expert.

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