COVID-19 Update: Vietnam travel rules and guidelines

Updated on March 21, 2022

   Vietnam has lifted all quarantine measures for international tourists and reopened its borders since March 15, 2022.

All travelers will be required to arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or LAMP test taken within 72 hours of their departure or a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of their departure.

   Travelers must also make a health declaration before arriving, download a coronavirus-related app, monitor their health for 10 days, and obtain insurance that covers at least $10,000 in expenses.

Children under 2 years old are exempt from pre-arrival testing requirements.

Vietnam fully opened its borders to international tourism on Tuesday, three months earlier than the country initially planned. Travelers from the United States will still need to apply for a visa.

Visa policy: As of March 15, 2022, Vietnam will resume 15-day visa exemption for citizens of the following countries: Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russian Federation, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry says Vietnam has resumed visa exemption and e-visa issuance to what it used to be before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. You can check the list of 80 countries whose citizens were eligible to apply for e-visas to Vietnam here.

Hanoi allows restaurants, cafes to open until midnight

Hanoi city centre COVID-19 Update: Vietnam travel rules and guidelines
Hoan Kiem lake area is busy again after 2 years of closure

Food and beverage facilities in Hanoi can remain open until midnight instead of having to close before 9 PM as currently required. So it is the perfect time to join our Hanoi Food Walking Tour!
(Or a Vegan Food Walking Tour if you’re a vegan).

Many of us are experiencing restricted movement for the first time, and the wanderlust blues are real. Travel is symbolic of our freedom and joie de vivre. Not being able to jump on a plane or cross a border is a sobering reminder of how our reality has been impacted. One thing is certain: when travel does resume, it will taste that much sweeter, and we won’t take a moment for granted. As we wait with eager anticipation, fill yourself with some inspiration with our Bucket-list of adventures to come!

Even better, you can visit Hanoi virtually from our Free Heygo tours here.

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