Screening centers and health hotlines
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or are concerned that you may have been exposed, call Vietnam’s health hotline 1900 3228 immediately.
Vietnam has appointed 323 authorized testing facilities to carry out testing and diagnosis of COVID-19. See the full list
Incoming travelers need to follow the below guideline from the Ministry of Health:
- Starting from 0:00 on May 15, temporarily suspend pre-entry SARS-CoV-2 test requirements.
- No requirement for quarantine.
- Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation…) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for instructions.
These are based on guidelines from the Ministry of Health
Health and safety precautions for travelers
Visitors to Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips. The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:
- Avoid traveling if you have a fever and cough. If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health-care services and share with them your recent travel history.
- Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have a fever.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to spray your hands frequently.
- Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.
- Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals, especially animal proteins and dairy products, are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment.
- Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoids touching the mask, and wash your hands after removing it.