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United States: Department of State International Travel Information

Latest advice,

Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam. 

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Vietnam:

United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Travel Advice Still current at: 3 August 2020 Updated: 31 July 2020 Latest update:

Addition of link to video guide for completing the health declaration form. ('Coronavirus' section)

From 4 July, Vietnam is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

  • Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals
  • Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days and could be longer if you test positive at any point. If you test positive, you will be treated in a Vietnamese hospital. Following discharge you will be expected to undertake a period of self-isolation

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

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 FCO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Vietnamese authorities have stopped the entry in to the country of almost all visitors. See Entry requirements

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, have the correct 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 Embassy and Consulate General remain open and are undertaking the full range of tasks.

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.

The above information has been excerpted from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's "Foreign Travel Advice" website and was last updated by World Trade Press on Monday, 3rd August, 2020. Addtional information is available at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice