Vietnam (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was updated on 18 July 2022.

Is Vietnam open for visitors?

Yes. Vietnam has now fully opened its borders to international visitors. As of 15 May 2022, according to their new directive, Vietnam has now dropped all COVID-19 testing requirements for international arrivals after a significant decrease in the number of cases.

Furthermore, the authorities have also informed government agencies to restore immigration and visa procedures as before the pandemic, allowing citizens from 80 countries to now apply for an e-visa for a stay of up to 30 days.

Is Vietnam open for international tourism?

Yes. Vietnam is now fully open to international tourism. As of 15 May 2022, according to their new directive, Vietnam has now dropped all COVID-19 testing requirements for international arrivals after a significant decrease in the number of cases.

Furthermore, Vietnam has also suspended medical declarations for all arrivals from 27 April 2022, and the domestic health declaration requirement has also been dropped starting 30 April 2022. However, tourists entering Vietnam are still required to have medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of USD10,000.

What are Vietnam’s vaccine requirements?

It is generally possible to enter Vietnam without being fully vaccinated. The government now does not differentiate between vaccinated and unvaccinated arrivals. All travellers will have to undergo the general Covid-19 entry requirements prevalent in the country.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if the final dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 has been administered at least two weeks before travelling and no more than one year prior to the date of entry.

The approved vaccines against Covid-19 in Vietnam are:

  • Abdala
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Oxford/AstraZeneca:Vaxzevria
  • Covaxin
  • Sinopharm (Beijing)
  • Sputnik V

Source:  Vietnam – COVID19 Vaccine Tracker (trackvaccines.org)

What are Vietnam’s entry requirements?

Testing and screening procedures

Effective 15 May 2022, travellers to Vietnam are NO longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to their entry into Vietnam. However, the authorities have urged travellers that in case they show symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, loss of taste, loss of smell, headache, diarrhoea, breathing difficulty) they must notify the health agency at the border gates.

All travelers are required to undergo health screening at the international airport of entry, and:

  • Proceed through the temperature checkpoint.
  • Install the IGOVN (Android, Apple) and PC-COVID (Android, Apple) applications.
  • Use the above Applications during their stay in Vietnam.
  • Carry out immigration procedures at the international airport as per regulations.
  • Prepare their required documents carefully.

Please visit the Vietnam Government website for more information.

Quarantine procedure

Vietnam has scrapped its quarantine requirements for all arrivals in the country.

However, according to the Ministry of Health, within ten (10) days from the date of entry, travellers are required to self-monitor their health. In case, they have symptoms of Covid-19 including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, body aches, fatigue, chills, decreased or lost taste, decreased or lost sense of smell, pain, headache, diarrhoea, difficulty in breathing, respiratory inflammation, they must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for instructions.

Please visit the Ministry of Health website for more information.

Additional entry requirements

Upon arrival in Vietnam travellers are required to go through the following requirements:

  • Present proof of valid medical, or travel insurance covering Covid-19 treatment, with a minimum coverage of USD 10,000.
  • Download the PC-Covid mobile app (iOS, Android) which must be presented to enter all Vietnam establishments.
  • Travellers must pay for the testing, health quarantine, check-up, treatment expenses, and others (if any) by themselves.

Please visit the Vietnam Travel website for more information.