Strict COVID-19 rules impact Iran, Vietnam trade - TPO

Business Materials 2 March 2022 10:31 (UTC +04:00)
Strict COVID-19 rules impact Iran, Vietnam trade - TPO

TEHRAN, Iran, March 2


Iranian nationals and businessmen have difficulty visiting Vietnam, the secretary of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran's ASEAN Desk Mohsen Rezaeipour told Trend in an interview.

"Vietnam's strict regulations for traveling have not changed and made it difficult for Iranian merchants to travel. The human resources are important for Vietnam and the country seeks to prevent any disease by strict rules," he said.

The official went on to say that Iran's trade with Vietnam is $1 billion and does not have the priority for Vietnam to implement measures to expand tourism and trade ties.

According to the official, Iran and Vietnam have not signed a vaccine passport agreement and Iranian nationals should be in quarantine for 21 days prior to their arrival to Vietnam.

Rezaeipour has indicated that the Iranian embassy is pursuing to sign an agreement with Vietnam to ease the regulations. The signed agreement would ease regulations for traveling to Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

The Vietnamese government is looking at ways to allow immunized visitors to travel more freely and promote international tourism and business.