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Vietnam Visa and Restrictions for Travellers COVID-19

Vietnam’s new policy regarding the Department of Immigration, the global pandemic COVID-19, was caused by Coronavirus regarding Vietnam visas from 22 March 2020:

Those planning a trip to Vietnam are currently aware of the latest sanctions:

  • Vietnam has suspended all foreigners’ entry due to COVID-19 from 22 March 2020 until further notice. The measure would not apply to diplomats and officials, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
  • Those who are unable to go back to your country can get their visa extended for up to a period of 30 days. Vietnam Immigration Department will allow foreign nationals on visa-free, tourist visas (including e-visas). This policy is effective from 30 March to 30 April. Foreigners who have entered for work or other purposes may contact their embassies and sponsors for further guidance in accordance with the law. A list of documents required for the extension can be seen on the official website http://news.chinhphu.vn/Home/Guidelines-on-extension-of-foreigners-temporary-residence-due-to-COVID19/20204/39503.vgp.
  • A helpline number has been issued by the Government of Vietnam for the traveler traveling in Vietnam. You can contact the tourist helpline on +84378173371 for guidance on visas, accommodation, hospitals, embassy, or consulate. The helpline is available from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday Vietnam time.
  • 12:00 pm on 15 March, Vietnam suspended all visas and would deny entry to passengers from Britain and 26 Schengen countries; It includes those travelers who have visited or passed in these countries in the last 14 days. It will remain in effect for 30 days.
  • Vietnam has suspended visas for all foreign nationals except for official or diplomatic visits. And who has a valid visa and wants to travel to Vietnam. must undergo screening at the airport and maybe All travelers entering the country who have traveled to Vietnam in the 14 days prior to arrival have been ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • All passengers arriving in Vietnam are required to submit a health declaration upon arrival from 7 March. Passengers can fill this declaration at the airport or submit online easy through this link https://tokhaiyte.vn/

Health declaration form sample:


  • People who have symptoms of coronavirus. The most common symptoms: fever, dry cough, fatigue. Those people will be transferred to designated health facilities for segregation.
  • There is a temporary ban on travel with a history of travel to mainland China, except for official or diplomatic missions.
  • We have also heard of travelers in Vietnam going to cross-border crossings, they will be denied entry if their passports have a Chinese visa history. If travel is required, we recommend using the main boundary entry-exit points.
  • Do not travel while sick, those that travel while sick, risk being quarantined, and undergo tests.
  • Visa-free travel has been suspended for South Korean and Italian nationals as well as ethnic Vietnamese from these countries. In addition, travelers arriving from or those that have transited through Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk in South Korea in the past 14 days will be denied entry.
  • In addition, visa-free travel has also been suspended for eight countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the UK from March 9.
  • Travelers from China that are permitted to enter Vietnam, as well as those from South Korea, Iran, and Italy, are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon entry.

The Vietnamese government officially declared COVID-19 as an epidemic on 1 February, with authorities taking swift and strict steps to stop the virus.

In addition, following the World Health Organization (WHO) advice, the following are the basic precautions to reduce your risk for coronavirus:

  • Wash hands with soap or water or rub hands based on alcohol;
  • Cover the nose and mouth with tissues or inside the elbow when coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms;
  • Fully cook meat and eggs; And
  • Avoid unsafe contact with live wild or farm animals.

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