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[Updated September 2020] Quarantine Procedures And Medical Surveillance Of Arrivals to Viet Nam

The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for temporary medical surveillance of incoming travelers entering Viet Nam for more than 14 days. Those who are eligible to enter Vietnam can follow the requirements below to plan for entering Vietnam in Covidd19 pandemic.

Vietnam government just approved for entry of specific cases, mostly for working purpose from September 2020. The arrivals include diplomatic and official passport holders, investors, high-tech workers, business managers, international students, and family members of Vietnamese citizens.

Prior to their entry, inbound travelers shall have to register if they wish to stay at hotels or other accommodations selected by provincial/municipal People’s Committees.

Inbound travelers shall be required to have certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued within three to five days prior to their entry.

Upon arrival, inbound travelers are requested to show the certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, shall receive temperature screening and undergo quick COVID-19 test at port of entry (if any). Inbound travelers will then be taken to quarantine facility as they have registered before departure.

During their stay at quarantine facility, inbound travelers shall undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Those who are tested positive for the virus shall be taken to medical establishment for concentrated quarantine and treatment.

All inbound travelers shall receive the second test on the sixth day since the date of entry or immediately after displaying any suspected signs.

Viet Nam halted the entry of foreign nationals on March 15 and suspended international flights on March 25. As the COVID-19 pandemic has been brought under control, the Vietnamese Government has recently approved the resumption of six commercial air routes to Guangzhou (China), Taiwan (China), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), and Tokyo (Japan) from September 15, and to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Vientiane (Laos) from September 22. The visitors must apply visa before entering Vietnam. The procedure is guided on our website in related posts or applicant can ask us directly through

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