U.S. Mission Vietnam
Message for U.S. Citizens
August 27, 2021
Authorities in Da Nang city extended the strict lockdown under Directive 16 from August 26 to September 3. Da Nang authorities established a hotline for foreigners, including U.S. citizens, in Da Nang to use.
Per the People’s Committee in Da Nang, U.S. citizens should monitor Da Nang’s English-language portal here for substantive COVID-19 updates and contact their hotline if they are in need of assistance.
The hotline numbers are district specific and listed below:
- Son Tra District: 0935 994 359
- Ngu Hanh Son District: 0935 240 791
- Hai Chau District: 0913 830 038
- Thanh Khe and Cam Le Districts: 0934 797 275
- Lien Chieu and Hoa Vang Districts: 0905 133 664
Currently, transportation in or out of Da Nang is extremely difficult as the city is under a ‘stay-at-home’ order. Attempting to travel out of the city is not advisable. If travelling by car to either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, prepare for delays and potential mandatory quarantines. Travelers must have a valid reason for travel such as imminent medical need or a planned departure from an airport. Per the Government of Vietnam, a letter from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General is not required to travel by car. Travelers should carry their U.S. passport, most recent negative COVID-19 test result, and proof of legitimate reason for travel such as a plane-ticket. The notice from the Vietnamese government here, while not required, may also assist travelers bound for international flights in navigating through checkpoints.
The U.S. Mission in Vietnam reminds all U.S. citizens that they are subject to local laws and regulations while visiting or living in Vietnam. We advise U.S. citizens to comply with the Government of Vietnam’s testing and quarantine requirements.
U.S. citizens should refrain from gathering in large groups and monitor local news and government restrictions to avoid travel disruptions. Government of Vietnam regulations regarding business operations, quarantine, movement, and travel restrictions in all parts of Vietnam can change with little notice.
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