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United States: Department of State International Travel Information

Latest advice,

Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Vietnam.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Vietnam has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.  

 If you decide to travel to Vietnam:    

  • Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel, and read the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for country-specific COVID-19 information.  
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.    
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.    
  • Review the Country Security Report for Vietnam.    
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.     

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travel Advice

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue travel warnings for specific countries, but issues travel advice for every country. The information below is excerpted from its summary assessments of Vietnam

Current as of: 27 June 2022
Last Reviewed: 16 May 2022
Latest Advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Vietnam due to the impacts of COVID-19.
For Australians in the affected area:
  • Shelter in place until you judge it’s safe to depart.
  • If you are sheltering in place, seek shelter in a hardened structure away from windows.
  • Where it’s safe to do so, leave Ukraine.
  • As a matter of urgency, contact your family and loved ones by phone, email and/or social media to let them know your travel plans.
  • Make a list of emergency contacts and screen shot any online content you may need to refer to in case of a communications or digital blackout.
  • The Ukraine border regions information page outlines the requirements for leaving Ukraine by road for Australian citizens. Read the travel advice of the destination to make sure you meet the entry requirements. Conditions may change at short notice.
  • Register online with DFAT.
  • Follow the instructions of Ukrainian authorities.
  • Monitor reputable local and international media
  • If you have significant concerns for your welfare, or that of another Australian, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305.
For concerned family or friends of Australians overseas:
  • Attempt to contact the person by phone, email and/or social media to confirm they’re safe. If at first you can’t make contact, stay calm, be patient and keep trying. Services may be affected.
  • If you can’t make contact and are still concerned, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135, (or if you are overseas on +61 2 6261 3305) 

United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Travel Advice

COVID-19 entry restrictions for Vietnam

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Vietnam’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to Vietnam, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

For information about COVID-19 vaccines, see the Coronavirus page.

High levels of air pollution, up to and including hazardous levels, occur in Vietnam particularly in the biggest cities and may aggravate heart, lung or respiratory conditions. See Health

Most visits to Vietnam are trouble-free, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings in big cities and tourist areas. See Crime

Travelling by motorbikes in Vietnam carries significant risk. There are frequent road traffic accidents and fatal crashes. Before choosing to ride a motorbike in Vietnam, it is essential that you’re an experienced motorbike rider, have a good quality motorbike helmet, check that the motorbike you rent is safe and only rent from a reputable organisation, have the correct international licence(s), understand the roads on which you plan to travel and that your travel insurance covers your planned activity. See Road travel

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Vietnam, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Vietnamese law requires everyone to carry photographic ID at all times. See Local laws and customs

UK health authorities have classified Vietnam as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 113 (police), 115 (ambulance) or 114 (fire).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.


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