Daily Health and Travel Alert – Vietnamese Government Suspends Entry to All Foreigners as of March 22, 2020

Location:  Vietnam

As of 00:00 on Sunday, March 22, the Vietnamese government is suspending entry to all foreigners, including people with a Vietnamese visa exemption certificate.  For further details, please see the Vietnamese government’s website here.

Foreigners, including Americans, arriving in Vietnam after midnight Vietnam time (Saturday to Sunday) will be made to return to their point of origin.

The government of Vietnam has not issued an official proclamation at this point that explains their policy regarding permanent residents of Vietnam who hold another citizenship.

If you decide to travel abroad or are already outside the United States:

Actions to Take: Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.


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

U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City
From outside Vietnam: +84-28-3520-4200
From the U.S.: 011-84-28-3520-4200
From mobile or landline within Vietnam: 028-3520-4200
Submit an Inquiry Form

  • Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
  • Vietnam Country Information
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  • 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.