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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: 1 June 2020 Updated: 21 May 2020 Latest update:

Addition to information and advice on flights (‘Return to the UK’ page)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

  • Find out how to return to the UK from Vietnam
  • See information on how to stay safely as a visitor if you cannot return
  • See coronavirus travel advice for guidance on international travel
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If you are visiting Vietnam and intend to return to the UK, you are strongly advised to return now by commercial means. There are a limited number of flights via Incheon, South Korea. See Return to the UK

If you’re visiting Vietnam and are unable to return to the UK, see Staying during coronavirus

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

The Embassy and Consulate General remain open and are undertaking the full range of tasks.

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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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, 1st June, 2020. Addtional information is available at