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VIETNAM'S CURRENT SITUATION

(Last update: October 2021)

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After a few months long of battling against the surge of the Delta-variant cases, Vietnam has finally gained some control to prevent the virus outbreak within the community. Although around 5,000 cases are recorded every day nationwide, the vast majority of them are safely quarantined and treated. The country's recovery was largely attributed to the mass vaccination scheme, with up to 80% of the population has received their first jab. Streets have gotten more crowded, businesses have opened their doors again, and there is even hope to welcome international tourists as soon as June 2022.  See the latest updated stats here.

Businesses are allowed to operate, albeit some restrictions are expected. This was great news for previously affected areas such as Ho Chi Minh and other Southern provinces. Even though indoor dining in restaurants and eatery shops is not permitted yet, takeaway food is more than welcomed, even local wet markets are slowly back to business again. Salons and spas are allowed to operate but can only have 50% capacity in the shop at one time.

  • Domestic flights are planned to resume from October 1st.
  • As proof of vaccination, the app PC-COVID will serve as a yellow card (for those who's got one shot of the vaccine) or a green card (for those who's got both vaccine shots). Some public places might require these proofs before they can let you enter.
  • Ho Chi Minh allows buses and taxis (including ride-hailing taxis) to resume with limited capacity.
  • Quarantine might be required when you're traveling cross-regions.

To learn in detail about what guidelines your city is applying, we'd advise you to keep a lookout on local news such as tuoitrenews.vn or e.vnexpress.net

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Directive 15, 16, and 19 are the main guidelines of the government to tackle the pandemic, with Directive 16 being the most extreme. Note that the regulations may have some minor changes according to the severity of the situation

See also Vietnam Travel COVID-19 Updates for more information

In terms of traveling into the country, unless you hold a Vietnamese passport, only diplomats, officials, foreign investors, experts, and skilled workers are allowed to enter Vietnam at the time being. All entries have to go through a 14-to-21-day quarantine period and get tested for COVID-19 at least 3 times upon completing the quarantine. Quarantine is not required for short-term visits (staying in Vietnam less than 14 days), but visitors must follow a strict protocol as well as undergoing testing and health surveillance. For vaccinated travelers, the quarantine period is 7 days. Read more on COVID-19 Testing and Treatment in Vietnam.

Vietnam is also carrying out mass testing and vaccination plan. In terms of the COVID vaccine, the authority is prioritizing inoculation for priority groups (frontline workers, medical staff, reporters, etc.). The available vaccines in Vietnam are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, VeroCell, etc.

COVID-19 IN VIETNAM: WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE

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There can be a fine of up to VND 3 million if caught not wearing masks in public

If you're traveling to Vietnam, you'd need to prepare carefully not only for health and hygiene reasons but also for the required legal documents to enter the country. Vietnam has mandated certain rules and restrictions in public to prevent community infections, such as avoiding large public gatherings and wearing masks in public. See below for more information regarding COVID-19 rules in restrictions in Vietnam:

Visitors staying in Vietnam since March 1st, 2020 are allowed to have an automatic extension till October 31st, 2021 without charge, provided that they have proofs to have been stuck in Vietnam since and must acquire a letter from the embassy. 

Foreign individuals in Vietnam during the "automatic extension stay" must apply for temporary residence and declare your health status.

HOTELS IN VIETNAM CERTIFIED AS QUARANTINE FACILITIES:

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When traveling to Vietnam, you'll have options whether to quarantine in a government facility or self-quarantine in a hotel. A majority of first-class hotels in Vietnam are certified as quarantine centers for foreigner travelers coming to Vietnam, though the cost would be higher than the standard quarantine centers, the quality service makes the price all worth it and the experience will be nothing less of a short leisure vacation instead of feeling like an extended isolation period. Some recommended hotels are:

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TRAVELING VIETNAM DURING COVID-19

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Ironically, this is the golden opportunity to travel in Vietnam due to multiple discounts and promotions to attract more travelers, and there are much less crowded in famous places of attraction

Leisure traveling has been put to a halt, as well as other forms of entertainment. Outdoor exercising is also banned. Before we can go back to enjoy exploring the peaceful Vietnam we love, everyone needs to practice the government protocols earnestly. 

For more useful information about traveling to Vietnam, check out our travel guides - authentically written by locals.

HOW VIETNAM IS DEALING WITH COVID-19

For more information about the COVID-19 in Vietnam, please visit the official Ministry of Health's website and the WHO's official updates.

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