United States: Department of State International Travel Information
Reconsider travel to Vietnam due to COVID-19.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Vietnam for COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine. Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC's specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.
Commercial transportation to/from Vietnam is available on a limited basis. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 and related restrictions and conditions in Vietnam.
Read the country information page.
If you decide to travel to Vietnam:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 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: 18 October 2021
Last Reviewed: 25 August 2021
Latest Advice: Do not travel to Vietnam.
23 March 2021
There's a ban on overseas travel from Australia. You can’t leave Australia unless you have an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs, or are travelling to a destination that is exempt from the ban.
Our global travel advice remains at 'Do not travel' due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. Some destinations were already set at Do Not Travel prior to COVID-19 due to the extreme risk to your safety.
If you’re overseas and wish to return to Australia, be prepared for delays and read our advice on trying to get home.
When you arrive in Australia you must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities in your port of arrival, unless you have an exemption or are travelling on a quarantine-free flight from a green zone destination. At this time, vaccination against COVID-19 does not change this quarantine requirement. You may be required to pay for the costs of your quarantine. View State and Territory Government COVID-19 information for information about quarantine and domestic borders.
If you're staying overseas, make plans to stay for an extended period. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe.
Our network of embassies and consular posts around the world will provide you with up-to-date local advice and support throughout this difficult period. Be aware consular services may be limited due to local measures.
For the latest information, read and subscribe to our news and travel advice. Also see our COVID-19 information pages.
The above information has been excerpted from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller website was last updated by World Trade Press on Monday October 18th, 2021. Addtional information is available at http://www.smartraveller.gov.au
United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Travel Advice
Still current at:
18 October 2021
8 October 2021
Addition of information on Visa Application Centre opening hours in Ho Chi Minh and visa extensions ('Entry requirements' page)
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’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.
Vietnamese authorities have stopped the entry into 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, 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.
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, 18th October, 2021. Addtional information is available at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice