Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Directive Calls for People to Practice Maximum Social Distancing for 15 Days

Daily Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (March 31, 2020)

Location: Vietnam

This is a daily update from the U.S. Embassy Hanoi and U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City to assist U.S. citizens monitor information during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam.

Important Update for U.S. Citizens:

On March 31, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued a directive that calls for people to practice maximum social distancing for 15 days, starting nationwide at midnight on April 1.  The directive announced strict nationwide social distancing rules and asks all residents and visitors to restrict their movements and only go out for necessities, including food, medicine, medical care, and work in locations designated as essential.  No gathering of more than two people is allowed in public, except for in offices, schools, and hospitals.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam advise U.S. citizens to abide by Government of Vietnam regulations and will continue to inform U.S. citizens of additional information as it becomes available on the Embassy’s COVID-19 page.  The full directive is available here.

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).