Vietnam travel entry requirements 2022: If you’re travelling to Vietnam, you need Visa, Insurance, testing COVID-19 result and vaccine status.
Vietnam has resumed the issuing of visas and the entry of foreign nationals to Vietnam.
Arrivals entering Vietnam via air routes will have to present proof of a negative RT-PCR/RT-LAMP SARS-CoV-2 test (except for children under two years old) done within 72 hours prior to departure or a negative rapid antigen test done within 24 hours prior to departure. The test result must be certified by the authorities of the country where the tests are conducted.
People entering via road, sea, and rail will be subject to the same requirements. If arrivals cannot show proof of negative tests, they are required to take a test (either using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antigen tests) in the first 24 hours from the time of arrival. If the results are negative, they may travel outside of their place of accommodation, with public health measures still in place, if the results are positive, they must notify health authorities for further instructions. People without negative COVID-19 results prior to entry are asked to not make rest stops and make contact with other people along the way from the border gate to their place of accommodation.
Children under two years old are not required to take COVID-19 tests, and they can still enter Vietnam and take part in activities outside of the place of accommodation with their parents or relatives even if they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or contracted the virus before.
All arrivals are required to make a medical declaration before entering and use Vietnam’s COVID-19 mobile application (PC-COVID, available on both iOS and Android) during their entire stay according to regulations.
At the border gate, persons showing symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; reduced or loss of taste; reduced or loss of sense of smell; headache; diarrhea; breathing difficulties; respiratory infection, etc.), must immediately notify the health agency at the border gate and take medical measures as required.
No mandatory quarantine is required, but in the first 10 days after entry, people should self-monitor their health and if any symptoms develop, ask for assistance from the nearest medical facilities.
Visitors are asked to frequently wear masks and disinfect their hands.
Other important information
Public transport and internal flights are regularly disrupted and may be cancelled or suspended at short notice. You should check carefully with your transportation provider and the destination’s local authorities regarding Covid19 PCR testing requirements, and possible mandatory home, hotel or centralised quarantine.
Passengers on domestic flights are required to meet one of the following requirements:
(1) be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days
(2) have a certificate/ proof that they have recovered from Covid within 6 months
(3) present a negative COVID-test (quick test or RTPCR) taken no longer than 72 hours before boarding time.
Failure to provide such evidence may lead to denial of boarding.
Contact numbers for the emergency services are as follows:
Police – 113
Fire – 114
Ambulance – 115
Search and Rescue – 112