Frequently asked questions about entry to Vietnam (Updated October 2021)

Vietnam entry requirements

Has the Vietnamese government allowed foreign citizens to enter?

The Vietnamese government currently allows pre-approved foreign citizens and their families in cases such as  diplomats, investors, experts, high-level workers, officials and key project employees…  to enter Vietnam.

Vietnam is planning to welcome international vaccinated visitors to Phu Quoc (from November 20, 2021), Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Hoi An (Quang Nam), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Da Lat (Lam Dong). Vietnam is expected to fully open to international tourists from mid-2022.

Movement restrictions in Vietnam?

Authorities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and provinces considered to have controlled the epidemic, have gradually reopened, restored economic activities. Interprovincial transport has been restored in the provinces of low risk, medium risk region. . Passengers need to make a medical declaration when using public transport and only have to be tested when they have symptoms. cough, fever, fatigue, sore throat…

For people going to/from Ho Chi Minh City, it is necessary to prepare identification documents, documents proving activities in Ho Chi Minh City, identification papers. Received full vaccination and negative Covid-19 test certificate within 72 hours.

See more pandemic prevention levels of 63 provinces in Vietnam here

On October 21, the Vietnamese government announced to increase the frequency of domestic flights, especially the route Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City; Passengers arriving from Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and high-risk areas must provide a negative COVID-19 PT-PCR test result within 72 hours before boarding. However, in general, domestic flights in Vietnam are still limited, foreign citizens who want to travel between Vietnam by air need to carefully check flight information and required movement documents… with the air ticketing agency.

Covid-19 Testing
Where to take the Covid-19 test in Vietnam?

Currently, there are 91 medical units licensed to test for Covid-19 in Vietnam, including PCR tests and rapid antibody tests, spread out at public hospitals, health centers in 63 provinces and one city. Some private hospitals and medical facilities such as Hong Ngoc Hospital, Thu Cuc Hospital, Medlatec Hospital, Gia An Hospital, Viet Phap Hospital, Vinmec Hospital…

What type of test is valid?

Currently, most localities in Vietnam accept both the PCR test results and the negative test test. However, foreigners coming to Vietnam should carefully check the information and policies of the locality where they reside or want to move to prepare the most appropriate test paper.

Quarantine in Vietnam

How long do foreigners have to quarantine?

In addition, at a press conference on October 21, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said that Vietnam recognized the vaccine passports (certificate of vaccination with the full number of doses of Covid-19 vaccine) of 72 patients. countries and regions around the world. Accordingly, vaccine passport holders can reduce the quarantine period to 7 days instead of 14 days.

Some priority subjects such as investors, high-level workers, experts… should add passports/vaccination certificates with full number of doses of vaccine to the visa application to reduce processing time. profile.

Staying in Vietnam

Notes when staying in Vietnam

Currently, big cities like Hanoi and Da Nang have relaxed social isolation orders. Most businesses are allowed to reopen, including restaurants, hotels…  Public transport, including buses and taxis, has resumed. Since October 11, Hanoi has allowed individuals from areas with COVID-19 outbreaks, including Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, to self-monitor their health at home instead of concentrated isolation.

In Ho Chi Minh City, from October 1, many industries and fields have been reopened. It is expected that in the last week of October, Ho Chi Minh City will test points to allow the reopening of on-site catering services at some locations in the green zone (low risk region).


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