Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (April 6, 2020)
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.
Daily COVID-19 Numbers:
As of April 6, Vietnam has reported 241 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since the virus first became known. To date, 91 people have recovered and have been released from the hospital.
Important Update for U.S. Citizens:
As part of national social distancing efforts, Vietnamese authorities in Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Hanoi are imposing additional movement restrictions on Vietnamese nationals and foreigners. Hai Phong and Da Nang have announced that any travelers arriving from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be required to spend 14 days in centralized quarantine. Hanoi has requested that police check people on the streets of Hanoi and “impose penalties for all cases of unexplained travel” or for being outside for “unjustified reasons” until April 15. U.S. citizens are reminded that Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc imposed a nationwide social distancing order until April 15, asking that residents and visitors only go out to buy food and medicine, seek medical attention, or work at locations identified as essential. The U.S. Mission in Vietnam advises U.S. citizens to follow guidelines imposed by Vietnamese authorities 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).