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 first became known. To date, 55 people have recovered and been released from the hospital.


Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MOH) recently issued urgent notices to inform the public of the travel history of recently confirmed COVID-19 patients.  Anyone who was present in the following places at the indicated time slots should immediately contact Vietnamese medical authorities for guidance on health monitoring.

  1. Bach Mai Hospital, 78 Giai Phong, Dong Da, Hanoi:  Since March 12, 2020.
  2. Noodle Restaurant, 173 Thai Ha Street, Hanoi:  12:00-2:00 pm on March 13, 2020.
  3. Buddha Bar & Grill, 7 Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City:  March 14, 2020 at 11:00 pm to March 15, 2020 at 2:30 am.
  4. Grill Pork Shop, 31A Ho Dac Di, Hanoi:  5:00-8:00 pm on March 15, 2020.
  5. Vinmart at Vincom Pham Ngoc Thach, No. 2 Pham Ngoc Thach, Hanoi:  8:00–10:00 pm on March 15, 2020.
  6. Eel Glass-Noodle, 42 Thai Ha, Hanoi:  12:00-2:00 pm on March 19, 2020.

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam advises U.S. citizens to follow the guidelines and abide by the regulations of Vietnamese health authorities.  U.S. citizens are asked to practice social distancing to the maximum extent possible.  Please keep physical space between yourself and others, stay away from those who are sick, stay home if you are sick, avoid crowds and nonessential travel, and stay home as much as possible.

We recommend U.S. citizens check the Embassy’s COVID-19 page daily for information, and register or update their information in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).