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What is a valid vaccine passport for Vietnam visa application and entry into Vietnam?

December 24, 2021

Currently, Covid Vaccination Certificate (also known as Proof of Vaccination, or Covid Vaccine passport) or Covid Recovery Certificate has become one of the important documents in the entry process of many countries around the world, including Vietnam.

What is a valid vaccine passport for Vietnam

A valid vaccine passport for Vietnam

Vietnam authorities have recently said they agree with the vaccine passport, so an entrant into Vietnam with a vaccine passport (legalized as regulated) will be eligible for a 7-day concentrated quarantine (instead of 14 days of quarantine as before). In addition, the government has also made proposals for vaccine passports when the situation goes as planned, specifically such as:

  • No quarantine from January 2022 and can visit other destinations in Vietnam after a 7-day tour in a specified destination upon arrival in Vietnam (Kien Giang, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ninh to be expected), and then
  • No quarantine and restrictions from April 2022.

So: “Which country’s Vaccine Passport/Covid Recovery Certificate can be used directly in Vietnam? Which country’s Vaccine Passport/Covid Recovery Certificate needs consular legalization to be able to use to enter Vietnam?”.

This article will guide you fully on how to check as well as the administrative procedures to follow.

List of COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery Certificates accepted by Vietnam

Vietnam currently accepts Covid-19 vaccine passports/Covid recovery certificates of 78 countries and territories (updated on December 9, 2021 on the website of the Consular Department – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam) that have been recommended to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam.

Also here are the 8 type of vaccines approved for use in Vietnam, including, AstraZeneca, Gam-COVID-Vac (also known as SPUTNIK V), Vero Cell, Pfizer/BioNTech’s Comirnaty, Spikevax Vaccine (Alternatively Moderna), the vaccine. Janssen vaccine, Hayat-Vax vaccine and Abdala vaccine.

Below is a list of those countries and the accepted certifications:

No. Country/Territory Accepted forms
1 Poland EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
2 UAE Covid-19 Vaccination Card
3 Korea Republic Certificate of Immunization Blockchain-based COOVID-19 Vaccination Verification COOV
4 Kazakhstan Certificate of Vaccination

Vaccination Passport

5 Mongolia International Travel Health Certificate
6 Oman Immunization Certificate Covid 19 Vaccine
7 Thailand Covid 19 Certificate of Vaccination
8 Romania Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
9 Japan Vaccination Certificate of COVID-19
10 New Zealand Confirmation of COVID-19 Vaccination
11 Brazil Covid 19 – National Vaccination Certificate
12 CHXHCNDC Xri Lan-ca (Sri Lanka) Certificate of COVID19 Vaccination
13 Czech Certificate of Vaccination
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
14 Morocco Vaccine Pass
15 Saudi Arabia COVID-19 Vaccine Medical Report
16 Armenia COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
17 Germany EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
International Certificate of Vaccination
18 Russia Internation Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
19 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Status
20 Austria EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
21 San Marino SM Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
22 Laos COVID-19 Vaccination Card
23 Singapore Vaccination Certificate
24 Belgium EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
25 Spain EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
26 Denmark EU Digital COVID Certificate – COVID-19 IMMUNITET
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
27 USA COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
28 Italy EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
29 Bulgaria EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
30 Slovakia Certificate of Vaccination
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
31 Norway EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
32 Sweden EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
33 Israel Vaccination Certificate
34 France EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
35 Turkey Digital COVID Certificate – Test Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
36 Azerbaijan Vaccination Card
Immunity Certificate – Test
37 India Final Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination
38 Switzerland COVID Certificate
39 Republic of China Vaccination Certificate
40 Pakistan Immunization Certificate for COVID-19
41 Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Record
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
42 Greece EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
43 Kuwait SARS-Cov-2 Vaccination Record Certificate
44 Colombia MiVacuna Covid -19 – Vaccination Certificate
45 Netherlands EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
46 Australia International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
47 Finland EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
48 Taiwan (ROC) COVID-19 Vaccination Record
Certificate of Immunization
International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
49 Hungary EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
50 Belarus Certificate of Vaccination Against Coronavirus Copvid-19
51 Cambodia COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued by MOH
COVID-19 Vaccination Card issued by MOD
52 Algeria) Vaccination Contre La Covid-19
53 Indonesia Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
54 Nepal COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
55 Mexico COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
56 Bolivia Vaccination Certificate against Covid-19
57 Croatia EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
58 Iceland Certificate of Vaccination against Covid-19/SARS-Cov-2
59 Portugal EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
60 Turkmenistan COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
61 Palestine Vaccination Certificate
62 Qatar COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
63 Libya COVID-19 Vaccination Card
64 Egypt COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
65 Timor-Leste Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
66 Ukraine EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
EU Digital COVID Certificate – Recovery Certificate
67 Philippines COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate-VaXCertPH
68 Malaysia Vaccine Certificate Verifier
69 Luxembourg EU Digital COVID Certificate – Vaccination Certificate
70 Argentina COVID-19 Vaccination
71 Jordan COVID-19 Vaccination Certification
72 Brunei Darussalam COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate of Brunei
International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis of Brunei
73 Canada Canadian COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination
74 Iran Vaccination Certificate
75 Iraq COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
76 Maldives Vaccine Passport
77 South Africa COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
78 Zimbabwe COVID-19 Vaccination Card

Canada has introduced a sample of the vaccination certificate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, but this country has asked to withdraw from the list of recognizing this vaccine passport.

If your form is on the list, you can be directly used for Vietnam visa application and entry. If not, you’ll need to legalize your form following the instructions below.

How to legalize Vaccine Passport/Covid Recovery Certificate

All forms of Vaccine Passport/Covid Recovery Certificate that are not yet approved by the Vietnamese government (not on the list mentioned in Part 1) will need to be legalized in 2 steps as follows:

  • Authentication by the competent authority of the origin country, and then
  • Legalization by the Vietnam embassy/consulate in the origin country.

The authority competent for authentication in the origin country may vary from country to country, for example:

  • It can be provincial and territorial authentication service or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs if your form is issued in Canada;
  • It is the Supreme Court of Hong Kong if your form is issued in Hong Kong;
  • It is the  Office of Authentications – U.S. Department of State if your form is issued in Hong Kong;

It is:

  • the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (for United Kingdom),
  • the Department of Foreign Affairs (for Ireland), or
  • the Legalization Offices in the UK Crown Dependencies (Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man).

We will keep you updated on any new developments about vaccine passports in Vietnam. Let’s follow if you need to get immediately updated on any new development of vaccine passport policy in Vietnam.

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