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Stuck in Lockdown in Vietnam? Here's What You Should Know


During Covid-19, chances are that you're in an area with risks of infection and must self-quarantine. So if you stuck in lockdown in Vietnam, here's what you should know.

It’s not farfetched to say that Covid-19 turns the world upside down for every individual on Earth. As for foreigners having plans to travel to Vietnam or having stayed in the country, everyone goes under quarantine and limits most entertainment outside. But what if your quarantine period is in another country? This is our guide to when you’re stuck in lockdown in Vietnam.

Lockdown in Vietnam in General

Currently, Vietnam is one of the countries that have reacted well against the pandemic. Strict lockdown measures have mostly been lifted throughout the country since the second outbreak was elevated.

  • Vietnam to resume international air routes with Guangzhou, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Phnom Penh, Vientiane, and Thailand from September 22.
  • Bars, clubs, and karaokes reopened again in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and in Quang Nam.
  • Da Nang has resumed its beaches and eateries, yet non-essential services like bars, clubs, karaokes, and gyms are still closed.
  • In Binh Dinh and Phu Yen, bars, clubs, karaokes, massage parlors, and movie theatres remain under shut-down, while tourist attractions have reopened.
  • Planes, buses, and trains to and from Da Nang have resumed operations though passengers have to follow health measures like wearing face masks in public places and declaring their health status.
  • Foreign citizens staying in Vietnam are eligible for an automatic stay extension until September 30, which allows you to leave Vietnam without any penalty or official procedures, provided that there are documents by Vietnamese authorities/their embassies confirming the health/quarantine status and reasons for being stuck in Vietnam.
  • Foreigners entering Vietnam must cover for the quarantine and medical fees themselves.
  • Vietnam tourism is reopening, focusing on local travel, and there are many ways you can support domestic tourism in Vietnam.

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Thanks to effective and timely measures, Vietnam has been successful in countering the spread of Covid-19 within the country

Read more about information and tips for Traveling in Vietnam during Covid-19

What You Should Do When You’re Stuck in Lockdown in Vietnam

Although the situation is looking up, it is best to stay cautious and stack up information on what to do when you’re stuck in lockdown in Vietnam.

  • First and foremost, the most important thing is to stay calm and updated. Carry with you important contacts such as your embassy’s or consulate’s digits in case of a health emergency in Vietnam.
  • You must declare your stay to the local authorities as soon as possible. Ask your accommodation host for assistance if needed.
  • Comply with the regulations currently in place and remember to declare your health status through direct check-up required by the authority and/or through this online health declaration form.

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Clarifying your health status protects not only yourself but also those around you

    • Install Bluezone - the Vietnam government’s app to help alert when you have interacted with a positive case.
    • Should the area where you’re at goes into lockdown, ask local authorities to see if there is a way to travel out of the city. For example, during the isolation period, Da Nang allowed other city's residents to register for transportation arrangements back to their hometown.
    • Check if your travel insurance covers for Covid-19. Get a plan and get an insurance quote below:
  • If you’re at risk of infection, go under self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Check out this list of quarantine hotels in Vietnam: fewer guests, convenient services, and cheaper rates to enjoy the same high-end quality. We have also included tips for a safe self-isolation time.

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Follow well-known practices such as wearing masks, washing your hands, and keeping a safe distance of 2 meters away from strangers

Summary of Stuck in Lockdown in Vietnam

During this peculiar time, the best advice is to always brace yourself for the unexpected. Don’t panic when you’re unfortunately stuck in lockdown in Vietnam as the government is doing a great job in containing the pandemic. We hope that this article will give you useful information and tips for the quarantine. For more information, don’t forget to see our website for more Vietnam travel information.


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