September 28, 2022

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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Vietnam – Kiwi.com

Can I enter Vietnam?

You can enter Vietnam. Due to COVID-19, several entry requirements are currently in place to stop the illness from spreading.

Please be aware that the first thing you have to do when traveling to Vietnam is complete a Health Declaration. The next steps vary depending on your vaccination status.

The streets of Hoi An — Shutterstock

Can I enter Vietnam if I am vaccinated? 

You can enter Vietnam if you are vaccinated. You can be considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after administration of the second dose for vaccines with a two-dose schedule, or at least 21 days after administration of the vaccine with a single dose schedule. 

As of February 2022, Vietnam accepts vaccine certificates from 78 countries:

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Libya
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Republic of Korea
  • Republic of Maldives
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • The Netherlands
  • Timor Leste
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated, present these documents:

  • A vaccination certificate 
  • A negative PCR test result obtained no more than 72 hours before departure
  • Insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum of $50,000 cover
  • Booking with an approved package tour program of a travel agency (if you’re traveling for tourism)

Children under the age of two are exempt from getting tested. 

Can I enter Vietnam if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Vietnam if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours
  • Insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum of $50,000 cover
  • Booking with an approved package tour program of a travel agency (if you travel for tourism)

If you have recovered from COVID-19, you can present the certificate of recovery. However, a PCR test is still required.

Can I leave Vietnam?

There are no COVID-19 restrictions for leaving Vietnam. Please check the requirements of the destination country to make sure you are allowed to travel there.

Can I leave Vietnam if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave Vietnam.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following documents to leave Vietnam:

  • A document confirming vaccination 

In addition, check the requirements for the COVID-19 test regulations in your destination country. 

Can I leave Vietnam if I am unvaccinated?

There are no restrictions for unvaccinated travelers on leaving Vietnam.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers have to present one of the following documents: 

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (stating that the visitor has been infected no more than 180 days before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

Nevertheless, COVID-19 tests can be required for recovered travelers as well. Please check it in advance.

COVID-19 situation in Vietnam currently

Presently, the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam is becoming safer due to the increasing rate of the vaccinated population.

Health passport of vaccination certification on phone — ShutterstockBe Covid-ready for Vietnam — Shutterstock

FAQs 

Is it safe to travel to Vietnam right now?

International travel to Vietnam is safe if travelers abide by basic regulations:

  • Wearing masks indoors
  • Keeping social distance
  • Washing your hands regularly 

Is Hanoi open for travel?

Hanoi is open for travel now. As with the whole country, the capital has the same basic COVID-19 rules. 

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Vietnam?

At the moment, foreign travelers are not required to self-isolate upon arrival in Vietnam.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Vietnam?

At present, all foreign arrivals are required to download two mobile applications:

Your COVID-19-related data will be digitized in these applications.

What are the biggest international airports in Vietnam?

These are the top three biggest international airports in Vietnam: 

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