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Vietnam coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Vietnam. Vietnam is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Vietnam. Vietnam is part of Asia with main city at Hanoi. Its Developing country with a population of 93M people. The main currency is Dong. The languages spoken are Vietnamese.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Vietnam


for travel
International travel to Vietnam is not permitted. This does not apply to nationals and residents.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for those with visas for high-skill trades and foreigners on diplomatic or official business.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, will have a shortened quarantine period of 7 days at an approved government facility. This will be followed by a shortened self-isolation period of 7 days.

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival at an approved government facility. During this period, all arrivals will be subject to multiple COVID tests and will require 2 consecutive negative results to be released from state quarantine. Following this quarantine period, travelers are required to self-isolate for up to 14 days, further testing may take place.
Once both of these periods of quarantine and isolation are completed, a document should be issued to the traveler declaring that quarantine and isolation are no longer required. This should be kept safe as it may need to be presented on departure from Vietnam.
All quarantine and testing costs are at the expense of the traveler.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure, must be provided on arrival.

Additional documents required

An online health declaration must be completed before departure. - Health declaration form
For more details Vietnam Tourism

Government measures

Although restrictions are gradually lifting in most areas, 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. Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 30 people in Hanoi and 20 people in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang. Proof of vaccination or recovery may be required to attend events or to access some facilities. Information related to the most restricted regions can be found, in English, at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and while on public transport.

Public transport

Public transport in high-risk areas is suspended, including motorcycle taxis. Restrictions on movement may vary by region and may include testing, recovery, or vaccination requirements. Those arriving in Hanoi must complete a health declaration, provide a negative PCR test taken the previous 72 hours, and will be required to self-isolate for 7 days if not fully vaccinated.


Restaurants are open with social distancing rules in place. In high-risk areas, restaurants may be closed.


Bars are open with social distancing rules in place. In high-risk areas, bars may be closed.


Nightclubs are open with strict social distancing rules in place. In high-risk areas, nightclubs may be closed.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential businesses are closed in high-risk areas.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in selected countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a PCR test to be administered on or before day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Unvaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-quarantine early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for a further 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during the self-quarantine, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'. This booked test must be a PCR test and administered after arrival, on or before day 2. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is confirmed.
Proof of booking is a mandatory requirement for travelers, regardless of the duration of their stay, but the tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in the United Kingdom on the test dates.
Tests can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Vietnam

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Closed to Vistors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Vietnam

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.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Vietnam

Reconsider your need to travel

Vietnam’s borders are closed to foreign travellers, except in very limited circumstances. There are no regular commercial international flights operating. To curb the transmission of COVID-19, arriving passengers are subject to strict quarantine. Regulations can change suddenly. Strict treatment and quarantine measures are applied for all COVID cases and close contacts. This includes mandatory centralised treatment in a government or centralised quarantine facility. Travel around the country is extremely challenging. Entry, quarantine and social distancing measures implemented vary between provinces and change at short notice. The measures may impact your ability to travel and access essential services. Follow the advice of local authorities. Police and armed forces, in some locations, are enforcing these measures. You could be fined or detained for breaching these rules. The Australian Embassy’s ability to provide consular services would be extremely limited for people taken into central treatment or quarantine. Monitor the Australian Embassy's social media for major updates. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Vietnam due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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