Information for Travelers on Covid - 19 in Vietnam

(Updated in March 2022)

Updated Information of entry procedures for Foreigner’s arrival:

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on March 15 released COVID-19 entry procedures for foreign arrivals as per Document No 1265/BYT-DP. As per the Document, foreign arrivals are required to:

• Take a COVID-19 negative test using the RT-PCR method 72 hours before entering Vietnam OR a rapid Antigen test (no self-test) 24 hours before entering Vietnam. This does not apply to children under 2 years of age.

Travelers entering via air: Present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam. Or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure, certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.

Travelers entering via land, rail and sea routes: Present negative test result as mentioned in section above. In case not presenting proof of a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified above, entrants are required to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entry (using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). Upon receiving a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, they are allowed to enter and join tour activities. If the RT - PCR test result returns positive, they must follow strictly the regulations of the health authority.

Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2. Having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, they are allowed to enter and to join outdoor activities with their parents and relatives.

•    Make a health declaration at before entry and download the PC-COVID app.
-    Android devices:
-    Apple devices:

•    In case a COVID-19 test is not taken prior to departure, a test will be taken within 24 hours after arriving in Vietnam. If negative, travelers can travel anywhere within Vietnam; no quarantine required.

Tips for Travelers:
Before departure health declaration on at the border gate.

Install PC-COVID App on mobile smart phone for health declaration in Vietnam.

Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor your health, if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation...) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for instructions.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or are concerned that you may have been exposed,
call Vietnam’s health hotline 1900 3228  immediately.
Vietnam has appointed 323 authorized testing facilities to carry out testing and diagnosis of COVID-19.

Several Vietnamese businesses, residential complexes, and restaurants have installed their own preventative measures to keep customers safe.
Due to the epidemic, travelers should monitor restrictions and comply with advisories issued by the local and national authorities.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health is updating about the epidemic , while the Tourism Ministry has also listed travel updates
In addition, basic precautions one can take to reduce their risk to the coronavirus as advised by the (WHO) are:

•    Wash hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
•    Cover nose and mouth with tissues or inside of elbow when coughing or sneezing.
•    Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
•    Thoroughly cook meat and eggs; and
•    Avoid unprotected contact with live wild or farm animals.
Reservation WESAFE
“High standards of hygiene and cleanliness are already delivered throughout Hanoi Pearl hotel,  however the COVID-19 pandemic demands that we elevate those standards even further; therefore, we have launched WESAFE program, which represents some of the most stringent cleaning standards & operational procedures in Hanoi Pearl hotel. The WESAFE program is included of intensified hygiene & prevention measures to ensure the safety of Guests and our Employees - WESAFE. All the protocols have been developed following the guidance of the WHO,  Hanoi CDC, and local health and government authorities.”
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