Tourists traveling in boats along the Ngo Dong River at the Tam Coc portion, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam — Shutterstock

COVID-19 travel restrictions: Vietnam

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This article was published on March 28, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

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.

Travel couple at Streets of Hoi An, Vietnam — ShutterstockThe 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:

  • PC-COVID
  • IGOVN

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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