Vietnam (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 20 September, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Authorities will allow fully vaccinated international arrivals in Quang Ninh Province to undergo a shortened seven-day quarantine at designated facilities July 1-31 as part of the country’s reopening plan.

The travelers must adhere to protocols, including making a health declaration within 36 hours before departing for Vietnam and providing evidence that they received the last vaccine dose between two weeks and one year before the trip.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Upon arrival a health declaration is required
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantined for 21 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 01.09.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Viet Nam;
– passengers with a diplomatic or an official passport;
– passengers traveling on business as experts, business managers or high-tech workers.
2. Passengers are not allowed to transit.
3. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. The test result must be in English.
4. Passengers traveling on business must have medical insurance or guarantee from the hosting company to cover COVID-19 expenses.
5. Suspension of visa exemptions for British nationals and for nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain and Sweden.
6. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Belarus, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.) and Russian Fed. with a normal passport.
7. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with normal passports are no longer valid.
8. Certificates of Visa Exemption issued to residents of China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom are no longer valid.
9. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.
10. A Health Declaration Form must be completed before arrival. The form can be found at https://tokhaiyte.vn/
11. Passengers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for up to 28 days.
12. Airline crew must make a medical declaration and are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Foreigners remain banned from entering Vietnam, except foreign experts, investors, managers, skilled workers, and resident diplomats, among others.

While short-term trips to Vietnam for leisure purposes remain banned, officials have started to reissue electronic visas to foreign nationals from 80 locations, including Australia, mainland China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, the UK, and the US.

Inbound commercial flights remain suspended until further notice. Chartered flights may operate on a case-by-case basis to transport Vietnamese citizens and foreign nationals who are allowed to enter the country. However, authorities have banned flights from South Africa and the UK, due to new COVID-19 variants from the two countries.

Authorities have reportedly banned the entry of people with travel history within the past 21 days to Cambodia, India, Laos, and Thailand. It is unclear whether there are other exemptions, including for returning citizens.

Vietnam has lengthened the mandatory quarantine period for international arrivals from 14 to 21 days beginning May 5. Individuals who have had contact with known COVID-19 cases must also quarantine in centralized facilities for 21 days. Officials require people who can still enter Vietnam to test negative for COVID-19 within five days before the travel date.

Authorities have bilateral arrangements with some countries to allow reciprocal travel for business purposes. Business travelers from Japan and South Korea can enter Vietnam with protocols, such as testing negative for COVID-19 before the trips and adhering to a pre-agreed itinerary while in Vietnam.

Authorities will allow fully vaccinated international arrivals in Quang Ninh Province to undergo a shortened seven-day quarantine at designated facilities July 1-31 as part of the country’s reopening plan. The travelers must adhere to protocols, including making a health declaration within 36 hours before departing for Vietnam and providing evidence that they received the last vaccine dose between two weeks and one year before the trip. It is unclear if the policy covers returning citizens.
 

Lockdown Details

Authorities in multiple areas, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have ordered the closure of several classes of nonessential businesses, including street food stalls, bars, and theatres.

Officials in multiple areas, including Hanoi, have suspended in-person classes in schools.

Similar business and gathering controls are active in other areas with recent COVID-19 cases, including the provinces of Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Yen Bai, and Vinh Phuc.

In various locations, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, people have to wear facemasks when in public. Precautions in tourism sites typically require visitors and workers to wear facemasks. Masks are also mandatory when using public transport.
 

Sources

https://www.vietnam-briefing.com/news/covid-19-vietnam-travel-updates-restrictions.html/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co