Vietnam lifted its 22-day social distancing directive on April 23. The government advises all citizens and foreigners to wash hands regularly, and maintain interpersonal distance of at least one metre. Gatherings of more than 20 people are banned, and masks must be worn when out in public.

Entry restrictions remain with only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers allowed to enter the country at this time. All persons entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

Festivals, religious ceremonies, and sporting events are still suspended across the country. Facilities such as bars, beauty salons, and massage parlours remain closed until further notice. Most trades and services including hotels are allowed to resume. Flights, public transportation, inter-provincial transportation, monuments, tourism attractions, and government offices have reopened with safety measures in place.

  1. Current snapshot of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam

Last updated on 08 MAY 2020

Total cases288
Total recovered233
Total active case55
Total deaths0

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  1. Current visa policies for travellers to Vietnam

o staunch the spread of COVID-19, Vietnam will not be allowing entry or issuing visas to any foreign nationals, from March 22 until further notice, except for those travelling for official or diplomatic purposes, who must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam. The ban also applies to those who currently hold visas or visa letters.

Vietnam has officially suspended all visa exemptions for citizens of South Korea, Belarus, Russia, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Foreigners in the country whose visa exemptions or tourist visas have expired and cannot exit due to quarantine, lack of flights, closed borders and similar objective reasons, may ask their embassies or consulates to apply on their behalf for a extension of temporary residence for a maximum of 30 days while awaiting departure. See here for a list of documents required to apply.

Vietnam will consider penalty waivers for foreigners have overstayed their temporary residence in the country for less than 10 days due to objective reasons. Those who have entered Vietnam for business, visiting relatives, or purposes other than travel should contact their embassies, consulates or sponsors regarding visa concerns.

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