International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Vietnam From Equatorial Guinea is Restricted

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter or transit through Vietnam including travelers with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate.

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There are limited exemptions for:

  • Vietnamese citizens;
  • Diplomatic employees;
  • Official duty;
  • Special cases: experts, business managers, high-tech workers, and other essential categories as determined by the Government of Vietnam.
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US Embassy for Vietnam
Start Date
3/22/2020
Changed
6/28/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 3 to 7 days before arrival in Vietnam.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 3 days Before Arrival
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US Embassy for Vietnam
Start Date
9/17/2020
Changed
7/10/2021
Mandatory

Electronic visitor visa

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Description

To visit Vietnam for Business or Tourism, you require a visa. An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive at immigration, you will be asked for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have proper documentation.

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Sherpa
Start Date
5/5/2021
Changed
5/27/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 21-day quarantine

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Description

All travelers are required to quarantine for 21 days at a government-designated facility at their own expense. This quarantine requirement has been prolonged, in some cases, by Vietnamese authorities to more than 21 days without prior notice.

The Vietnamese government initiated a pilot program allowing travelers entering Vietnam via Quang Ninh Province to quarantine in centralized facilities for only 7 days instead of the normal 21 days if these travelers have received full COVID-19 vaccinations. Please see the source for more details.

Minimum Number of Days
21 days
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US Embassy for Vietnam
Start Date
5/6/2021
Changed
7/1/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory medical surveillance

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Description

Travellers are required to undergo medical surveillance for at least 28 days from the date of entry.

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US Embassy for Vietnam
Start Date
10/16/2020
Changed
6/28/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travellers must wear masks in public places such as on public transport, in the airport, and during flights.

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US Embassy for Vietnam
Start Date
3/16/2020
Changed
6/28/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Vietnam.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
52.81
Decreased by27.16
at 7/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.70%
Decreased by2.50%
at 7/18/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4.19%
Increased by0.19%
at 7/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,077,099
Increased by186,152
at 7/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.76
Increased by-0.03
at 7/21/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Authorities may introduce localized lockdowns and quarantine restrictions with little or no prior warning if there is a suspected outbreak. This can result in individual testing and hospitalization or community self-isolation and testing. Inter-regional travel may be restricted if commuting between quarantined zones. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
7/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Closed
Severity
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Public transport is mostly operational. There may be some variances to schedule and services may be restricted in high-risk areas. Proof of a negative PCR test, taken with the previous 72 hours of departure, is required on domestic flights. An online health declaration must be completed by all Inter-regional commuters which can be found at https://tokhaiyte.vn

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with social distancing rules in place. Take-away and delivery services are available in regions where on-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Bars are open with social distancing rules in place. Pre-entry health checks may be required. Bars may remain closed in high-risk areas to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Nightclubs are open with strict social distancing rules in place. Pre-entry health checks may be required. Nightclubs may remain closed in high-risk areas to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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