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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Typhoon and Tropical Cyclone Seasons in Vietnam

  Location:  Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Due to its location in the tropics, Vietnam faces impacts from both typhoons in the Northern Pacific and severe tropical cyclones in the Southern Pacific Ocean. The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately June 1 through the end of November and the tropical cyclone season runs from …

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Possible Contamination from Rang Dong Light Bulb Warehouse Fire on August 28, 2019

Location:  Ha Dinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi. A fire the evening of August 28, 2019, destroyed the Rang Dong Light Bulb warehouse, located approximately four kilometers southwest of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The Ha Dinh Ward People’s Committee issued a warning that food sold in a one-kilometer radius of the site of the …

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Hanoi Water Contamination

Location:  Hanoi districts of Thanh Xuân, Hà Đông, Nam Từ Liêm, Hoàng Mai, Cầu Giấy,Thanh Trì, Hoài Đức, Thanh Oai, Đan Phượng and Ứng Hòa Event: Local media recently reported water contamination in some of Hanoi’s water supply in the western and southwestern districts of Thanh Xuan, Ha Dong, Nam Tu Liem, Hoang Mai, Cau Giay,Thanh Tri, …

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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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