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Vietnam Resumes Normal Visa Issuance and Travel Policies (March 16, 2022)
March 16, 2022


U.S. Mission Vietnam
Message for U.S. Citizens
Vietnam Resumes Normal Visa Issuance and Travel Policies
March 16, 2022 

Effective March 15, 2022, the Vietnamese government has resumed pre-pandemic visa issuance policies. All previous visa restrictions have been lifted. All questions on Vietnamese visas, residence applications, customs matters, entry and exit, and other immigration issues should be directed to the appropriate Vietnamese immigration office. These issues are at the sole discretion of the Vietnamese government. If you are in the United States, you may contact the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate for official instructions. If you are in Vietnam, please contact the nearest Vietnamese Immigration Office.

For travelers entering Vietnam, the Ministry of Health requires either a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel or rapid test taken with 24 hours. COVID-19 tests must be administered and certified by competent health authorities. Visitors are required to self-monitor their health for 10 days upon arrival, and there are no quarantine requirements for travelers without COVID-19 symptoms. These requirements apply to land, air, rail, and sea travel, and travelers presenting a non-negative test are subject to Ministry of Health regulations, including quarantine.  For questions about COVID-19 testing policies, please contact the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate or your airline company.

The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City remind all U.S. citizens residents and visitors that they are subject to all local laws and regulations while in Vietnam. Additionally, please take a moment to check your Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) registration, and make sure your information is accurate.

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