The U.S. Mission in Vietnam has received several inquiries about the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as novel Coronavirus, in the region. Important questions include the impact of COVID-19 on Vietnam and the advisability of travel through China or to/from the United States.
The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City continue to operate normally, but we ask anyone who does not feel well or has had potential exposure to COVID-19 or recent travel to China to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
This situation is continually evolving, and you should keep informed of the latest developments during your travel. Several resources and websites are listed below. If you have recently traveled to China or plan to transit through China in order to return to United States, this may impact your ability to board a flight, transit another country, or even delay your entry into the United States by at least fourteen days. Please consult the websites below and speak to your airline about what restrictions may exist regarding your return flights. The U.S. Department of State has advised people not to travel to China. Transiting China is considered travel to China. Please take this into consideration when determining whether to reroute your travel.
- U.S. citizens in Vietnam should follow guidelines of Vietnamese health authorities.
- We encourage U.S. citizens to read the latest updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Homeland Security, and Department of State.
- The Department of State continuously updates its guidance to U.S. citizens. We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates.
- Up-to-date CDC guidance
- The Department of State’s Vietnam Travel Advisory
- The Department of State’s China Travel Advisory
- The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam’s Health Alerts
- Please visit the DHS website for information about entry to the United States
- The website for Vietnam’s National Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases has posted ten useful Q and A’s about the outbreak
- Vietnam official travel website (run by the Tourism Ministry) Travel Advisory button on the top will direct here
- Vietnam Tourism website (offers news rather than advisories):
- MFA Consular Department (Vietnamese only) (on the right side).
- MFA Travel restriction announcement (Vietnamese)
For assistance, please contact:
- U.S. Embassy Hanoi – Consular Annex
From outside Vietnam: +84-24-3850-5000
From the U.S.: 011-84-24-3850-5000
From landline within Hanoi: 3850-5000
From mobile or landline within Vietnam: 024-3850-5000
- U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City
From outside Vietnam: +84-28-3520-4200
From the U.S.: 011-84-28-3520-4200
From landline within Ho Chi Minh City: 3520-4200
From mobile or landline within Vietnam: 028-3520-4200
- State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs – 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Vietnam Country Information
- Follow us on Facebook (U.S. Embassy in Hanoi) or Facebook (U.S. Consulate General in HCMC)
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.