Additional Commercial Flight Option from Hanoi to London

Additional Commercial Flight Option from Hanoi to London (April 8, 2020)  Location: Vietnam This is a message 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.   Important Information for U.S. Citizens – Flight to London: The …

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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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Airline Departure Information

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  For more information, see the Department’s  Global Health Advisory . If you are interested in returning to the United States, U.S. Mission Vietnam strongly encourages you to immediately book a flight with one of the below-listed commercial airlines that still …

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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 – 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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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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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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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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Tet 2020 Holiday Schedule

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s Consular offices will be closed for the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday: Thursday, January 23, 2020, through Wednesday, January 29, 2020. We will resume normal operations on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Please note that answers to the most common questions and inquiries can be found on  our website  or  the Department of State’s website .  We apologize for any …

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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 Consular Section will be closed for routine services October 7-17, 2019.

The U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section will be closed for routine services October 7-17, 2019, due to renovations.  American Citizen Services: During this period, the American Citizen Services Unit will only provide life and death emergency services.  Routine services such as passport renewals, reports of birth abroad, and notarials are not considered emergencies and will be processed by appointment only starting on …

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2019 “Tet” Holiday Schedule

U.S. Mission Vietnam’s Consular offices will be closed for the “Tet” Lunar New Year holiday: Monday, February 4, 2019, through Friday, February 8, 2019. We will resume normal operations on Monday, February 11, 2019.  Please note that answers to the most common questions and inquiries can be found on our website or the Department of State’s website .  We apologize for any …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Hanoi Consular Section to Close for Renovations

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 The U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Hanoi will be closed September 5-22 due to renovations. During this period, the American Citizen Services Unit will only provide life and death emergency services. Routine services such as passport renewals, reports of birth abroad, and notarials are not considered emergencies and will be processed through  online appointments  starting on September 25. If you …

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Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam?

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must …

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Typhoon Season 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) expects five to eight tropical cyclones to affect the central Pacific this season.  If you are a U.S. Citizen traveling or residing in Vietnam, you may enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive safety messages and other travel information.  During the approach of …

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Severe Weather Notification Policy Change

This message is to inform U.S. citizens traveling or residing in Vietnam that the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will not routinely send out security messages regarding weather-related events via the MASCOT email notification service.  Instead, U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Rammasun

This security message is being issued to alert U.S. Citizens residing in or traveling to Vietnam of the approaching Typhoon Rammasun and its potential impact in Vietnam. Typhoon Rammasun is currently located off the Paracel Islands (Hoang Sa) with current sustained winds of near 130km/hour. The Vietnamese National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicts that Rammasun …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: 2014 Typhoon Season

The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately July through November.  Before this year’s season gets underway, we would like to pass along some severe weather preparation tips to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam. During the approach of a typhoon or severe storm U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor the storm’s path by listening …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Demonstrations

U.S. citizens are reminded to continue to avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large gatherings as even peaceful demonstrations can turn confrontational. While recent demonstrations have mainly been limited to specific industrial areas, demonstrations can occur elsewhere with little or no prior notice. U.S. citizens should be alert and aware of their surroundings and pay attention …

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