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Vietnam travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in May 2023

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The travel advice is Exercise normal safety precautions to Vietnam. Vietnam is Open 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.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 93M people

๐Ÿšจ Travel Advice for Vietnam

Open for travel

For entry into Vietnam

International travel to Vietnam is permitted. There are currently no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Other restrictions

Travelers must provide proof of medical insurance covering all COVID-19 related treatments with a minimum liability of $10,000 USD.

Other medical measures

Travelers must self-monitor their health for 10 days after arrival.
For more details Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

Government measures

In addition to safety guidelines, preventative health measures such as frequent hand washing and social distancing are encouraged to combat further outbreaks. More restrictive or relaxed guidance may be in effect depending on the region visited. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required on public transportation, in cultural sites where social distancing cannot be maintained, and in areas where the government has declared an epidemic level of three or four.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual.


Restaurants are open as usual.


Bars are open as usual.


Nightclubs are open as usual.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Vietnam

๐Ÿšซ Destination No quarantine
๐Ÿ›ฌ Return Quarantine may be required
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Accepting Visitors
๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Restaurants & bars Fully Open
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Open shopping
๐ŸšŒ Operational with restrictions transport
๐Ÿ“… events Allowed

๐Ÿ”’ Lockdown Details for Vietnam

Public transportation in Vietnam is operating regularly.
Restaurants, cafes, and bars in Vietnam are normally open.
Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Vietnam are open.
Wearing face masks in Vietnam is required in some public spaces.

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety for Vietnam

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our advice for Vietnam. We've lowered the travel advice level. We now advise exercise normal safety precautions. You no longer need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or tests to enter Vietnam. You'll need to isolate if you contract COVID-19 in Vietnam and closely monitor your health if you're a close contact. Public health measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing are in place. These vary between provinces and could change at short notice. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.

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