Last updated: [03/15/2023]
The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are traveling to the United States via the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, or Macau, or if you have been to these areas within ten days of travel to the United States, please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information about new COVID-19 testing requirements.
Entry and Exit Requirements
- Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? [No]
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? [No]
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? [Yes]
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? [Yes]
- Positive COVID-19 cases in Vietnam are required to self-quarantine until tested negative.
- The application of the quarantine rules may be subject to the current situation of COVID-19 in each city or province. U.S. citizens with further questions on the most updated quarantine rules may consult with their accommodation provider or local ward representatives. Please note that the Vietnamese government may extend quarantine periods or impose post-quarantine movement restrictions if deemed necessary to minimize the spread of an outbreak. U.S. citizens with questions about this issue should contact the Vietnamese authorities directly. The U.S. Mission in Vietnam may not intervene in these policies in any way.
- Information about testing requirements for travel, the list of COVID-19 testing locations, and detailed instructions on how to register for testing, is available here.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Are vaccines available in Vietnam for U.S. citizens to receive? [Yes]
- The Government of Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is coordinated at local ward and district levels. Therefore, U.S. citizens should watch out for potential sign-up lists disbursed at local government levels. Employers, landlords, neighbors, and local authorities are good contacts to consult regarding local vaccination efforts.
- Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-authorized vaccines in the United States.
Fines for Non-Compliance
- The Government of Vietnam’s Decree 117/2020/ND-CP regarding fines for non-compliance in the medical sector went into effect on November 15, 2020. This Decree imposes strict administrative and criminal penalties on violators who fail to adopt personal protective measures in compliance with the guidance of health agencies. Vietnamese media have reported cases in which the Vietnamese government pursued heavy charges for such violators. We continue to advise U.S. citizens currently in Vietnam to comply with Vietnamese laws and regulations. The U.S. Mission in Vietnam cannot intervene in the Vietnamese government’s COVID-19 regulations. The full content (in Vietnamese only) of Decree 117/2020/ND-CP is available on the Vietnamese government’s website here. For your reference, an English translation of this Decree is also available on a third party website here. Please note, however, that our offices bear no responsibility for the accuracy of the English translation posted on this third party website.
- View U.S. Mission to Vietnam’s Most Recent Alerts
- Information for U.S. Citizens on Visas for Vietnam
- Vietnam’s Ministry of Health COVID-19 Web Page
- Vietnam travel website (run by the Ministry of Tourism). Travel Advisory button on the top will direct here. Info for travelers on COVID-19 in Vietnam.
- List of clinics and hospitals in Vietnam (U.S. Mission Vietnam’s website)
- Hanoi’s official city portal
- Ho Chi Minh city’s official publication site (Vietnamese only)
- Da Nang city English-language portal
- Other links:
- CDC page on COVID-19
- [Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page]