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The Government has issued Resolution 79/ NQ-CP on a list of countries that are applicable for e-visas, while also revealing a list of border gates that allow foreigners to enter and exit with e-visa. The resolution will be effective on July 1st.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has been working on a roadmap to eventually welcome back foreign visitors to the country as a means of reviving the tourism industry that has been negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The granting of e-visas is considered to be a turning point on the path to luring international visitors back to the country whilst promoting the nation as a friendly, attractive, and safe destination, said Ha Van Sieu, Deputy Director General of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Vietnam goes 42nd straight days without community transmission

On May 28th, the Ministry of Health reported no new COVID-19 cases of community infection, marking the 42nd consecutive day since April 16th without community transmission.

Nearly 340 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and quarantined upon arrival on May 27th. (Source: VNA)

This keeps the national total count at 327, while the number of recoveries rose to 278 or 85% of the active cases. There has been no death. 187 are imported cases which were quarantined upon their arrival, posing no risk of community infection.

The 49 remainders are being treated at nine national and provincial medial facilities, with six testing negative once for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the acute respiratory disease, and 17 negative at least twice.

A total of 8,869 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring, of whom 49 were quarantined at hospitals, 7,008 at other concentrated facilities and 1,812 at home./.

Compiled by BTA