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Can Guests With Issued Visas Travel To Vietnam During The Outbreak Of Coronavirus?

On February 4, 2020, Vietnam officially recorded the 10th case of Wuhan coronavirus. The number of worldwide has increased to more than 20,000 cases, with the death toll stands at around 420. The outbreak has had a devastating impact on international tourism, enticing such concerns on not only tourist but also business visas. This article is going to answer the question of whether guests with issued visas before the coronavirus outbreak can travel to Vietnam during this time.

According to the latest updates, travelers with an issued Vietnam visa before the virus epidemic can pay a visit to Vietnam as usual, as long as they do not depart from coronavirus-hit areas in China. Furthermore, strict health examination procedures are conducted with an aim to stamp out the viral outbreak.

As “the outbreak is spreading rapidly, and in a serious manner,” the Government said, the entry process when tourists arrive at Vietnam international airports may take longer to complete with a significantly higher level of complication.

However, to circumvent risks relating to the Wuhan coronavirus, it is ideal not to travel to countries with confirmed cases for the safety of your health. If you have to pay a visit to Vietnam during this time, stay healthy by following the guidelines:

  • Wash your hands with soap or use a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol.
  • Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. If you get snot or spit on your skin, clean it off right away. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially before exhibiting respiratory symptoms and fever.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean surfaces, such as countertops and doorknobs with a disinfectant.
  • Visit the local hospitals as soon as possible when you have symptoms of coronavirus for an accurate diagnosis as well as treatment

Vietnamese pharmacies currently cannot meet the demand for masks and disinfectant hand sprays due to the increasing number of citizens rushing to buy these items.

Besides, it is considered that coronavirus pneumonia is the “culprit” behind the sellout of masks and disinfectant hand sprays, which are two items recommended by the medical specialists to prevent the coronavirus infection in crowded places. Therefore, having self-preparation for necessary anti-epidemic items before arriving in Vietnam is strongly essential.


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