Latest Update on Vietnam Immigration Policy During COVID-19
As of 9.20AM on 25 May 2020 (GMT+7), Vietnam has currently declared 325 cases of the coronavirus infection (267 of patients have recovered). People from epidemic affected areas all over the world will get additional check-up and screening as well as 14-day quarantine as a precaution.
-> From 0:00 18 March to 18 April, Vietnam temporarily suspends visa for all nationalities. Kindly reschedule your trip and come to Vietnam in the right time.
In case you already got Vietnam visa, please note, passport holders from epidemic areas like Schengen, USA, ASEAN must undergo the inspection and comply with the appropriate epidemic prevention and control measures like 14-day quarantine as a precaution.
Also, from 0:00 18 March, all cases holding visa exemption or visa exemption certificate must present an authorized health certificate which is negative for COVID-19. This certificate is issued by the competent authority and approved by Vietnam authority. The above mentioned measures do not apply for those who have diplomatic or official duty purposes.
-> From 15 March to 15 April, Vietnam Immigration Department stops issuing VISA ON ARRIVAL for all travellers coming to Vietnam. In case you wish to go to Vietnam, kindly apply visa at the nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. Click here to find different ways to get Vietnam visa.
-> On 10 March, to obtain a Vietnam 1-month visa at this time, travellers from 8 countries: Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the UK, Germany, France, and Spain need to contact their Vietnamese sponsors or tour-operators for an arrangement of their visas with Immigration Department of Vietnam. Also, 3-month tourist visa for travellers from the above countries is temporarily stopped.
-> On 09 March, to precaution of this epidemic outbreak, the visa waiver policy for 8 additional countries: Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the UK, Germany, France, and Spain has been temporarily canceled.
-> On 26 February, due to the COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran, Vietnam Immigration Policy has released to make barriers to all travellers coming from the above areas. In addition, Iranian and Italian travellers will also be in 14-day quarantine when arriving in Vietnam.
-> On 7 February, all Chinese travellers from Wuhan or Hupei were denied to enter Vietnam at border gates. They were sent back on respective flights.
-> On 30 January (after the Tet holiday – Vietnamese Traditional Holiday), Chinese travellers have been declined to obtain Vietnam on arrival visa because of the epidemic outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan, China.
This information will be updated with further notice from Vietnam Immigration Department.