Taking Precautions During Demonstrations – U. S. Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

The US government is aware of protests that occurred last weekend throughout Vietnam.  The U.S. Embassy wishes to take this opportunity to remind American citizens in Vietnam that protests can happen spontaneously and quickly turn violent.  It is recommended citizens do the following :

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Vietnam Country Information
  • Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollement Program (STEP) to receive security updates
  • Follow us on Facebook

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Vietnam Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, located at 7 Lang Ha Street, Hanoi, Vietnam, at (84) (24) 3850 5000 from Vietnam or (+84) (24) 3850 5000 internationally, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00 p.m.  to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After hours emergency telephone (84) (24) 3850 5000/3850 5105 from Vietnam or (+84) 24 3850 5000/3850 5105 internationally.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, located at 4 Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, at (84) (28) 3520-4200 from Vietnam or (+84) (28) 3520 4200 internationally, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 1:00p.m.  to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens, please call the U.S. Consulate General 24/7 at (028) 3520-4200 within Vietnam, or (011) (84) (28) 3520-4200 internationally.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Note:  The timestamp on this message may reflect Washington, D.C., time, which may differ from local time.