18 March 2020 – Freeze on visas issued to foreigners visting Vietnam

Type of Intervention: Executive Order, Regulation
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Immigration
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: Temporarily stop issuing visa for foreigners wishing to visit Vietnam. The aim is to mitigate risks of transmission of COVID-19.
Full details here: https://tuoitre.vn/tu-0h-ngay-18-3-tam-ngung-cap-thi-thuc-cho-nguoi-nuoc-ngoai-nhap-canh-viet-nam-20200317180557605.htm

Type of Justification: Considered a necessary escalation of current measures