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United States: Department of State International Travel Information

Latest advice,

Exercise increased caution in 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 1 Travel Health Notice  for  Vietnam due to COVID-19. 

Vietnam's borders are still closed for all foreign nationals with few exceptions. Vietnam has resumed most domestic transportation options (including airports) and business operations (including day care centers and schools). Other improved conditions have been reported within Vietnam. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on  the current extent of travel disruptions and testing/quarantine requirements for inbound travelers, as well as other information on COVID-19 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: 19 February 2021
Last Reviewed: 5 February 2021
Latest Advice: Do not travel to Vietnam.

12 January 2021

There's a ban on overseas travel from Australia. You can’t leave Australia unless you get an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs.

All our 177 travel advisories on Smartraveller are set 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. 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 Friday February 19th, 2021. Addtional information is available at http://www.smartraveller.gov.au

United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office Foreign Travel Advice Still current at: 1 March 2021 Updated: 24 February 2021 Latest update:

Information about COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Vietnam ('Coronavirus' page)

If you are arriving in the UK from Vietnam you will need to self-isolate on your arrival, unless you have a valid exemption. Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Travel is subject to entry restrictions

  • Vietnam has suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals, except for a small number of diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers
  • Quarantine lasts a minimum of 21 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.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

  • provide your journey and contact details before you travel

If your return journey to the UK transits another country, you should check whether it is subject to a travel ban or any other additional requirements. If so, contact your travel provider.

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 FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

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

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, 1st March, 2021. Addtional information is available at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice