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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam (November 17, 2022)
November 17, 2022

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Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Event: Recently, there have been multiple reports U.S. citizens being harassed when they are entering or leaving their lodgings in Hanoi. All harassment has been verbal, and no U.S. citizens have been physically harmed. Additionally, there are continued occasional, small, peaceful demonstrations in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi that do not impact day-to-day operations of the U.S. Embassy, or the services provided to U.S. citizens. We remind U.S. citizens that they are subject to all local laws while traveling or residing in Vietnam. If you have been the victim of a crime, please report it directly to your local police.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Secure your valuables in a safe place and lock your lodgings to prevent unwelcome intrusions
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings
  • Carry proper identification, including a valid U.S. passport with a current Vietnam visa
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners
  • Contact the local police if you are the victim of a crime

U.S. Embassy Hanoi
+84 024 3850 5000
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Country Information for Vietnam can be found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Vietnam.html
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