U.S. Mission Vietnam
Message for U.S. Citizens
August 31, 2021
Ho Chi Minh City remains under a militarily enforced lockdown. On August 30, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) implemented a traveler registration requirement for anyone travelling in Ho Chi Minh City. Per MPS guidance, the form should be filled out each time a traveler takes a trip through the city. The website for registration is here.
Although a full lockdown remains in effect, U.S. citizens in Ho Chi Minh City are permitted to travel for emergency medical care, to an international airport for a departure flight, and for other official purposes. As a reminder, those traveling for international flights may need to present ticketing information and a COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours at checkpoints. Not registering prior to travel will likely cause delays at military checkpoints throughout the city. People who have not registered on their phones may be asked to fill out a paper form at 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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