Rise in Crime Around Tet Holiday (January 20, 2021)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – Rise in Crime Around Tet Holiday (January 20, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event: The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City remind U.S. citizens that there is typically a rise in crime around the Tet holiday season.  Petty theft, purse/phone snatching, and …

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U.S. COVID-19 Testing Requirements (January 19, 2021)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City – U.S. COVID-19 Testing Requirements (January 19, 2021) Location: Vietnam Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral …

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Peace Corps in Vietnam – U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (January 5, 2021)

  Location:   Vietnam Event: Peace Corps in Vietnam Dear U.S. Citizens in Vietnam, Peace Corps is honored to be invited by the Vietnamese government to begin a Peace Corps program in Vietnam.  As we begin this work, we are interested in building a community of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and former Peace Corps staff …

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Do Not Enter the Embassy or Consulate if You are Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms

  Please note, you must wear a face mask when visiting the Embassy or Consulate General.  If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, please postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.  Please also note that when visiting the Embassy or Consulate General, all applicants are expected …

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Unexploded Legacy Ordinance in Truc Bach Ward, Hanoi

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (November 29, 2020) Location:   Hanoi Event: Unexploded Legacy Ordinance in Truc Bach Ward, Hanoi Local media report an unexploded war-era bomb was unearthed at a construction site at 15 Cua Bac Street, Truc Bach Ward, near the Cua Bac – Pham Hong Thai intersection, and …

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Typhoon Molave and Storm Season Preparedness

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (October 26, 2020) Location:   Central Mainland Provinces Event: Typhoon Molave and Storm Season Preparedness in Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City alert U.S. citizens to Typhone Molave, which is expected to make landfall on Wednesday, October 28th between …

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Government of Vietnam Automatic Extension of Temporary Stay

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (October 1, 2020)    Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced an automatic extension of temporary stay for foreigners in certain qualifying groups with plans to depart Vietnam. U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals who entered Vietnam with …

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Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

  If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your …

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Sexual Assault Awareness in Vietnam

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City (September 18, 2020) Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens:  The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City remind U.S. citizens that sexual assault occurs in Vietnam. While uncommon, the U.S. Embassy has received reports of individuals being sexually assaulted by drivers …

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Weather Alert – Typhoon Noul

U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate Vietnam (September 17, 2020) Location:   Central Provinces Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, and Danang City Event: Typhoon Noul will land in the central provinces as early as 9 a.m. local time on Friday, September 18, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City alert U.S. citizens to Tropical …

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Direct Vietnam Airlines Flights to the United States

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (September 3, 2020)  Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering two direct flights to the United States from Hanoi to Houston, TX (IAH) on September 18 …

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Government of Vietnam Automatic Extension of Temporary Stay and Updates to Restrictions in Da Nang

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (September 1, 2020)   Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens:  Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) announced an automatic extension of temporary stay for foreigners in certain qualifying groups with plans to depart Vietnam: U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals who entered Vietnam with …

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Da Nang Collecting Information of Individuals Who Wish to Leave Da Nang

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that the Da Nang government is collecting contact information of individuals who wish to leave Da Nang for other cities in Vietnam.  Interested U.S. citizens may register their information  here  or by calling the Hotline (236) 1022 and awaiting further instructions from the local …

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Direct Vietnam Airlines Flight from Hanoi to Houston, TX

Direct Vietnam Airlines Flight from Hanoi to Houston, TX – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (August 20, 2020)  Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering a direct flight to the United …

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COVID-19-Related Quarantine Requirements and Travel Restrictions

Location:  Vietnam  Important Information for U.S. Citizens:  U.S. citizens are advised that Government of Vietnam regulations regarding quarantine and travel restrictions in all parts of Vietnam can change with little notice.  U.S. citizens who choose to remain in Vietnam may have their movements limited due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.  Additionally, U.S. citizens considered at risk or …

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Mandated Face Coverings in Public

Mandated Face Coverings in Public: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (August 10, 2020) Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: Both the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s committee have issued directives requiring people to wear face coverings in public. A monetary fine may be …

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Vietnam Airlines Offering Four Upcoming Direct Flights to the United States

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (July 17, 2020)   Location: Vietnam   Important Information for U.S. Citizens:   U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering four upcoming direct flights to the United States.  Please note that these flights …

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Avoiding Online Scams

The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City strongly caution against sending money to individuals whom you have not met in person. Avoiding Online Scams  Periodically, the American Citizen Services (ACS) units at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City receive inquiries from people who have been …

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Limited American Citizen Services (ACS) Appointments Starting June 1

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 26, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Important Information for U.S. Citizens: After a period …

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New Government of Vietnam Policy Regarding Extension of Temporary Stay for Certain Foreigners

U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 19, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Important Information for U.S. Citizens: On May 18, …

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Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Increase Periodically as Vietnamese Repatriation Flights Continue for Vietnamese Nationals

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 15, 2020)  Location:  Vietnam  Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with information during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. As of May 15, Vietnam has reported 312 confirmed cases of …

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Direct Commercial Flight to the United States with Vietnam Airlines – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Location: Vietnam Important Information for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City advise U.S. citizens that Vietnam Airlines is offering a direct flight from Hanoi to Washington-Dulles (IAD) on May 15.  This flight was previously scheduled for May 10 and has been moved to May 15. This flight is only available …

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U.S. Embassy and Consulate Only Able to Admit Individuals with Emergency Appointments

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 5, 2020)   Location: Vietnam   This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam.  …

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Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security Informed the Public of an Expected Rise in Crime in Vietnam

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 29, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Daily COVID-19 …

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Vietnam’s Directive 19 to Prolong Suspension of Festival, Religious, Sports Events, and Update Guidelines on Maximum Social Distancing Norms

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 28, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. Daily COVID-19 …

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Starting April 23, Most Cities and Provinces Begin Loosening Social Distancing Guidelines

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR U.S. CITIZENS IN HO CHI MINH CITY: After the Health and Travel Alert below was sent to U.S. citizens, Ho Chi Minh City decided to allow certain means of transportation to operate again, including taxis, contract cars (under 9 seats), and ride-hailing services. Most passenger buses are also allowed with certain restrictions …

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Vietnamese Guidelines Vary by a Locality’s Perceived Level of COVID-19 Risk

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 17, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with information during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. As of April 17, Vietnam has reported 268 confirmed cases …

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Travel within Vietnam Severely Limited by Checkpoints and Flight Cancellations

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 14, 2020)   Location: Vietnam   This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) …

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Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City Have Established Multiple Checkpoints to Screen Those Entering and Exiting the Cities

Update on COVID-19 Checkpoints and Testing in Ho Chi Minh City (April 10, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam.   Daily COVID-19 Numbers: As of April …

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Vietnam’s Immigration Offices Remain Closed until April 15

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 10, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with daily information during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. As of April 10, Vietnam has reported 255 …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Routine Passport and Citizenship Services Overseas Limited

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 9, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in …

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Additional Commercial Flight Option from Hanoi to London

UPDATE:The Embassies of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in Vietnam have secured an additional commercial flight to LONDON with Vietnam Airlines which is now open to citizens of all nationalities interested in departing from Vietnam and Cambodia.  This is a commercial flight by Vietnam Airlines scheduled to depart from HANOI on Tuesday, April 14, at 2:20 …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. citizens Interested in Returning to the U.S. should Book a Flight Immediately with Commercial Airlines

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 7, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam. …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Hanoi Imposing Additional Movement Restrictions

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 6, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Secretary of State Urged Returning U.S. citizens to Make Immediate Use of Available Commercial Flight Options

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 3, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with daily information about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam. As of April 3, Vietnam has reported 233 confirmed …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnam Immigration Offices Closed until April 15

Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   Daily COVID-19 Numbers: As of April 1, Vietnam has reported 212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since the virus …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – MOH Issued Urgent Notices to Inform Travel History of COVID-19 Patients

Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to provide U.S. citizens with information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam. Daily COVID-19 Update: As of March 31, Vietnam has reported 204 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since the virus …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Directive Calls for People to Practice Maximum Social Distancing for 15 Days

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 31, 2020) Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam. …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Announced Sweeping New Restrictions on Personal Movement and Behavior

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 30, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to provide U.S. citizens with information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Citizens should Practice Maximum Social Distancing during the Coming Weeks

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 27, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City are providing U.S. citizens with daily information about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam. As of March 27, Vietnam has …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Number of Commercial Flights Departing Vietnam Rapidly Decreasing

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 26, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   Daily …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Government of Vietnam has Begun a Massive COVID-19 Testing Campaign

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 26, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.   Daily …

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Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Suspends Entry to All Foreigners as of March 22, 2020

Location:  Vietnam As of 00:00 on Sunday, March 22, the Vietnamese government is suspending entry to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate.  For further details, please see the  Vietnamese government’s website here . Foreigners, including Americans, arriving in Vietnam after midnight Vietnam time (Saturday to Sunday) will be made to return to their point of …

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Health and Travel Alert – Reduction in Commercial Flights

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 18, 2020) Location:  Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City advise all U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam that the number of commercial flights departing Vietnam is rapidly decreasing.  …

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Health Alert – Enhanced screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 17, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  The Government of Vietnam has implemented enhanced screening to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Location:  Vietnam The Vietnamese government announced that, starting at 12 p.m. (noon) on March 15, travelers from the 26 Schengen countries and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or those who have visited or transited through these countries within the 14 days preceding their expected entry into Vietnam, will not be issued …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City Do not travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam (January 25, 2020) Location:  Vietnam Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice recommending against all nonessential travel to Wuhan, China, due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person.  Symptoms …

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Heightened Middle East Tensions

Heightened tension in the Middle East may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.  Suggested Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists Review your personal security …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City

VietPride Event Canceled On Friday afternoon, September 13, the Vietnamese External Relations Office (ERO) in Ho Chi Minh City informed the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City that the organizers of the VietPride gathering, scheduled to take place 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, had not applied for the necessary …

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Alerts for U.S. citizens: Typhoon Mangkhut

U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam Message for U.S. Citizens Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam (September 14, 2018) Location: Northern Vietnam; possible heavy rainfall, extremely high winds, and possible flooding. Event: Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to make landfall in the Northern region of Vietnam on September 17-18.  Heavy rainfall with flooding is expected for the …

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Taking Precautions During Demonstrations – U. S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

The US government is aware of protests that occurred last weekend throughout Vietnam.  The U.S. Embassy wishes to take this opportunity to remind American citizens in Vietnam that protests can happen spontaneously and quickly turn violent.  It is recommended citizens do the following : Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Doksuri

The U.S. Embassy Hanoi cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Doksuri is expected to make landfall over northern Vietnam on Friday, September 15.  The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecasts that the storm will strengthen slightly as it approaches land before rapidly weakening as it passes over northern Vietnam, northern Laos, and northern Burma by …

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