Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 18, 2020)
The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City advise all U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam that the number of commercial flights departing Vietnam is rapidly decreasing. If you are considering departing Vietnam, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to make travel arrangements as soon as possible.
On March 14, the Department of State authorized the departure from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of U.S. government personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. For more information see here.
Visit the local government COVID-19 website (in Vietnamese) for updated information.
Actions to Take: Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- The CDC has guidance on how to evaluate asymptomatic people you might have come into contact with: CDC Risk Assessment.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Mission Vietnam’s COVID-19 webpage for information on conditions in Vietnam.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.
U.S. Embassy Hanoi
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
Submit an Inquiry Form
- Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
- Vietnam Country Information
- Follow us on Facebook (U.S. Embassy in Hanoi) or Facebook (U.S. Consulate General in HCMC)
- We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Vietnam enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
- Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution.