Can businesses use foreigners as tour guides in Vietnam

by HaTrang

Tourism is a hot service industry with huge profits. Tour guides who want to practice must also meet a lot of conditions. Therefore, the salary of a tour guide is very high. However, many businesses in order to maximize profits have accepted to hire foreign guides for cheap prices; because foreign guides have to work underground in Vietnam. So can businesses use foreigners as tour guides in Vietnam? LSX Lawfirm received the following question.

Legal grounds

Decree 45/2019/ND-CP

Conditions for issuing tourist guide cards

Conditions for issuance of a domestic tour guide card include

  • Having Vietnamese nationality, permanently residing in Vietnam;
  • Have full civil act capacity;
  • No infectious disease, no drug use;
  • Graduated from high school or higher, majoring in tourist guide;
  • If you graduate from an intermediate school or higher in another major, you must have a certificate of professional practice in domestic tourism.

Conditions for issuance of international tour guide cards include

  • Having Vietnamese nationality, permanently residing in Vietnam;
  • Have full civil act capacity;
  • No infectious disease, no drug use;
  • Graduated from college or higher, majoring in tourist guide;
  • If you graduate from a college or higher in another major, you must have an international tour guide certificate;
  • Fluently use foreign languages ​​to register for practice.

Conditions for issuing tourist guide cards at the destination include

  • Having Vietnamese nationality, permanently residing in Vietnam;
  • Have full civil act capacity;
  • No infectious disease, no drug use;
  • Pass the test of professional tour guide at the point organized by the specialized tourism agency of the province.

Thus, foreigners are not eligible to issue tourist guide cards in Vietnam. They do not meet the first condition, which is Vietnamese citizens and permanent residence in Vietnam.

Conditions of practice of tour guides

Tour guides need to meet the following requirements to be able to practice:

  • Have a tour guide card;
  • Having a labor contract with an enterprise providing travel services, an enterprise providing tour guide services or being a member of a socio-professional organization in tourism for international tour guides. economy and domestic tour guide;
  • Having a guiding contract with a travel service business or a written assignment of a guide according to the tour program;
  • For in-site tour guides, there must be an assignment from the organization or individual managing the tourist area or tourist spot.

Here it is necessary to pay attention to the condition of having a tour guide card. So to practice as a tour guide, one of the necessary conditions is to have a tour guide card. Therefore, foreigners are not allowed to practice as tour guides in Vietnam.

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Related questions

Businesses that use foreigners to guide free tours are fined?

The answer is yes. The fact that enterprises use foreigners to guide tours has grounds to sanction, regardless of whether using foreigners to guide tours generates profits or not. 
Just having to use a foreign tour guide is completely sanctionable.

Can businesses that employ foreigners as tour guides be suspended?

The answer is no. The case of enterprises using foreigners to guide tourists is not subject to the case of confiscation of tour guide cards.

Enterprises employing foreigners as tour guides will have their operating licenses confiscated?

The answer is no. The case of enterprises using foreigners to guide tourists is not subject to the case of having their travel license confiscated.

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