Vietnam: travel restrictions and entry requirements for business trips

vietnam travel restrictions and ways to organize your trips during the pandemic in line with vietnam entry requirements

Should travellers be aware of entry and transit requirements, isolation conditions and social distancing in Vietnam? To account for how organizing your business trip abroad, you would need first to know present regulations in Vietnam.

Since March 15, 2022, entry requirements in Vietnam for Covid-19 restrictions have been withdrawn for all categories of travellers to Vietnam. However, despite the revocation of a large majority of the existing regulations, when travelling to the Country, it is necessary to find out about restrictions that might be introduced, for example, by airline companies. In order to avoid any misunderstandings on this matter, the main regulations and recommendations strongly recommended to travellers are outlined below.

Table of contents

  1. Vietnam: entry and transit requirements
  2. COVID-19 Test Regulations in Vietnam
  3. What to do in case of positive Covid Test in Vietnam
  4. Face masks and social distancing
  5. Ask our Experts


1. Vietnam: entry and transit requirements

Since 15 March 2022, the Vietnamese government has removed all entry and transit restrictions for all categories of travellers. However, long-stay visa regulations are currently in force.

2. COVID-19 Test Regulations

Please note that all travellers can enter Vietnam without presenting a PCR or antigen test, regardless of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. However, some restrictions may be introduced by single Airline companies. It is therefore recommended to monitor the notices published by individual airlines prior to departure. It is also reported that a PCR or antigen test can be carried out at various health facilities in the Country.

3. What to do in case of positive test in Vietnam

Please note that local authorities may require the presentation of a PCR or antigen test. This request must be complied with, as non-compliance may constitute an offence with substantial penalties. In case of a positive COVID-19 test, self-isolation periods may vary at short notice and from city to city. Currently, in case of a positive antigen or PCR test, it will be necessary to self-isolate for 7 days. Please note that in the majority of districts, self-isolation at his own accommodation is allowed if you meet the requirements imposed by the local authorities. However, self-isolation at a quarantine centre or designated hotel may be required.

4. Face masks and social distancing

At the moment, no distance measures are in force.  On the contrary, from 18 April 2023, following growing fears of a further outbreak of COVID-19, the government introduced new measures concerning the compulsory use of masks in certain areas of the country. For more information, please go to the section ASK OUR EXPERTS.

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