Corona/Covid-19 - All the latest information for your trip to Vietnam
On this page you will find news and Vietnam Corona travel news reported by reputable news portals from Vietnam, and by official sites like ministries or embassies.
When and under what conditions will travel to Vietnam be possible again? Answers to these questions are still being sought. We will keep you up to date.
The current situation in the country
Vietnam abandons zero-covid strategy after record GDP decline
Vietnam eases strict, nearly three-month lockdown on Ho Chi Minh City after a stark warning from the economy and a record quarterly drop in gross domestic product.
The easing of restrictions on movement, factory work and other activities in Vietnam's economic capital follows the decision by the country's communist leadership to abandon its "zero covid" strategy in favor of a more flexible approach.
Starting Friday, the Ho Chi Minh City Municipal Government will allow gatherings of up to 10 people, or up to 50 if all are fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19. The city will also introduce a "green card" system that will give businesses whose employees have received two doses of the vaccine greater freedom to operate normally.
By Monday, nearly 7 million residents of the city of more than 10 million had received one dose of the Covid vaccine and nearly 3 million residents had received two doses, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Health.
Ho Chi Minh City resumed in-person dining at restaurants and eateries from October 28 though with pandemic prevention measures. Food establishments can only serve customers at 50 percent capacity and must close by 9:00 pm. District 7 and Thu Duc City are allowed further relaxation measures under a pilot program until November 15.
Visa and entry to Vietnam
Now it's official: According to government information, Vietnam plans to open some important tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from other countries starting in December. The talk is of Halong Bay, Hoi An, Dalat, Phu Quoc and Nha Trang.
Visitors must provide certification that they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid at least 14 days prior to arrival, while visitors under the age of 18 must provide a negative Covid test.
In the first phase, which begins in November, foreign tourists traveling to the five locations must confirm their destinations and residences in advance. Those who complete their itineraries in the first seven days must get tested for Covid-19 before traveling further, local media reported.
Please note the following information and travel recommendations.
Flights to Vietnam
- Since 22. 4.2020 will again Domestic flights carried out, from November International flights
- Entry restrictions and quarantine regulations remain in force
Transport and traffic
- The number of domestic flights has now been increased again. In addition, bus and train services have now been resumed
- Resumption of international air traffic is planned from November
- All passengers must first submit an online health declaration at home, have their temperature taken, have their hands disinfected and wear a mask before boarding the aircraft
- Mandatory mouth protection in public areas, in some places temperature measurements and disinfection measures
- UPDATE (28.7.2020) All passengers on long-distance journeys must complete the health declaration.
Coronavirus infection rates
- 900.585 cases detected
- 812,314 have recovered
- 21,856 Deaths
As of: 29.10.2021
Source: Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University
When can you take a vacation in Vietnam again?
Currently, Vietnam is focusing on domestic tourism. A campaign called "Vietnamese People Travel in Vietnam" was introduced in mid-May. From Novemver, an opening for other countries is planned.
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