Current Situation in Vietnam
Status: 8 April 2020 (unchanged since 6 April 2020)
While trying to keep all attached information up-to-date, the Embassy and the Consulate General are not in a position to vouch for its accuracy in view of the frequently changing situation.
- The assembly of more than 2 persons in public spaces is prohibited and it is compulsory to wear facemasks.
- “Social distancing”, i.e. retaining a minimum 2 meters distance between persons has to be observed.
- The Vietnamese government urges the population to stay at home and only to leave for necessary errands (e.g. to purchase food or medicines) or to pursue professional activities considered as essential. Detailed information can be found in the relevant instructions of the Vietnamese Government Office dated 3 April 2020 .
- Except for food stores, pharmacies and other shops and services considered as essential, all other retail and service business remain closed. With the exception of some home-deliveries, this closure order also comprises restaurants, cafés, bars and entertainment venues of all kinds.
- Everyone is called upon to register an online health declaration (https://tokhaiyte.vn/, tab “For foreign guests” or by smartphone app NCOVI). It is advised to print this health confirmation or save it on your smart phone for further reference.
Transport and travel
- Public transportation services (trains, buses, as well as taxis, car hailing services etc.) are greatly reduced and in some places not available at all.
- For the time being one (1) daily train service in each direction connecting Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City remains operational (reservations at vetau.com.vn).
- Domestic flight services within Vietnam are greatly cut back. Airlines maintaining their operations can be contacted for information.
- International flights in and out of Vietnam are also significantly reduced.
- Airlines are requested not to transport any passengers into Vietnam until 15 April 2020.
- Persons authorized to enter Vietnam with a special permission will be subjected to a strict health check and a compulsory 14 day quarantine. The cost for food and lodging will have to be borne by the person concerned.