Incoming travelers need to follow the below guideline from the Ministry of Health:
- Starting from 0:00 on May 15 on 2022, temporarily suspend pre-entry SARS-CoV-2 test requirements.
- No requirement for quarantine.
- Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation…) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for instructions.
Health checks on departure
- Domestic travel: Travelers are required to:
- During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists are requested to continue to self-monitor health. If having signs and symptoms of SARS-COV-2, must immediately notify the nearest medical facility.
- Comply with the Ministry of Health’s 4K message: khau trang (face masks), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distancing), khong tu tap (no gatherings).
- Currently, domestic flights restrictions have been reduced until the new update. However, please notice that all requirements might have resulted in changes to the requirements of the different destinations.
- International travel: These follow the guidelines and procedures published by the country you are returning to.
Health and safety precautions for travelers
Visitors to Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.
The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:
- Avoid traveling if you have a fever and cough. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health-care services and share with them your recent travel history.
- Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have a fever.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to spray your hands frequently.
- Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.
- Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals, especially animal proteins and dairy products, are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment.
- Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoids touching the mask, and wash your hands after removing it.
Any travelers experiencing symptoms of the virus − fever, cough and difficulty breathing − should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: 1900 3228.
Vietnam has appointed 94 authorized testing facilities to carry out testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 disease. See the full list.
The information above is compiled by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Guidelines may change at any time based on conditions, as determined by the Vietnam government.