3/14/2020 3:58:54 PM

Vietnam to refuse visitors from UK, Schengen countries - state media

Vietnam will stop issuing tourist visas to citizens from Europe’s Schengen area and Britain starting from Sunday, amid concerns over the spreading coronavirus, state media reported on Friday.

The restriction will start from midday, March 15, following a proposal from the country’s prime minister, state-run newspaper Hanoimoi reported.

The British embassy in Hanoi updated its travel advice on a UK government website.

“From noon Vietnam time, March 15, all foreign nationals will be refused entry to Vietnam if in the previous 14 days they have been to the UK, or any Schengen country, even in transit,” read the statement on the website. “This restriction will be in place for 30 days.”

The Schengen area is a border control-free travel zone comprising 26 European countries.

Reuters

 
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