U.S. Embassy and Consulate Only Able to Admit Individuals with Emergency Appointments

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (May 5, 2020)


Location: Vietnam


This is an update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens in remaining informed during the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Vietnam. 


Daily COVID-19 Numbers: 

As of May 5, Vietnam has reported 271 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders since the virus first became known. To date, 232 people have recovered and have been released from the hospital.


Important Information for U.S. Citizens:

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City are only able to admit individuals who have scheduled emergency appointments.  Individuals who have qualifying reasons for an emergency appointment can submit their request for American Citizen Services here, for immigrant visas here, and for nonimmigrant visas here.  Failure to obtain an emergency appointment and to arrive on time may result in being denied entry.  If you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment, please reschedule.  In deciding whether to contact U.S. Embassy Hanoi or Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, U.S. citizens are asked to consider their physical location.  U.S. Embassy Hanoi covers areas north of Hue, including Sapa, Ha Long Bay, and Hai Phong.  The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City covers areas south of and including Hue, such as Danang, Nha Trang, and Can Tho. 


We recommend U.S. citizens check the Embassy’s COVID-19 page daily for information, and register or update their information in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).