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Vietnam reopen after Covid-19

It’s the 20th May 2020 and we are optimistically sharing information about the pandemic in Vietnam

The day is coming..!


It’s the 20th May 2020 and we are optimistically sharing information about the pandemic in Vietnam. To date official figures show that there has only been a total of 324cases of which 264 have recovered and there has been zero deaths. It’s been 34 days now without any new cases. Vietnam is starting to reopen now! Is it safe to travelling to Vietnam now? Definitely!


Life in Vietnam is almost returning to normal before the outbreak of the global pandemic! Domestic flights have been resumed, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, schools are being reopened. However, Vietnam’s visa policy has not yet been opened back up to its normal status and international flights are limited.


Recently, the leading travel and resort magazine of the US, Travel Leisure magazine, has voted Vietnam as one of the top destinations to visit after the easing of Covid 19 restrictions. Thanks to its beautiful scenery, amazing promotional packages and beautiful long beaches, warm and sunny climate, especially safety. Be in no doubt, Vietnam will be ready to welcome back tourists.


We can't wait to continue our passionate work here in Ciao Travels. So be in no doubt! It's time to restart business and working on new experiences…Together we will soon revive tourism after the pandemic.


Newest update on COVID-19


From March 22 until further notice, Vietnam has suspended entry for all foreign nationals. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time. Anyone entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.

All foreigners who entered Vietnam after March 1 on visa exemptions, e-visas or tourism visas will be given automatic stay extensions at no charge until June 30, 2020. Travellers still in the country should declare their temporary residence to local police, through their landlords or hotels, and must complete Vietnam's online health declaration at

Visitors who entered the country before March 1 may be considered for the extension, provided they can show an official letter from their embassy or consulate stating they were unable to leave the country due to objective reasons. Foreigners who have undergone quarantine or treatment for Covid-19 in Vietnam are also eligible for the extension. They must bring their certification documents to show immigration officials when leaving Vietnam. 

Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

A number of festivals and events in Vietnam have been cancelled or postponed in alignment with the government’s directive to avoid public gatherings:

  • Huế Festival 2020 - Postponed to August 28, 2020
  • F1 Vietnam Grand Prix - Postponed
  • Da Lat Sufferfest - Postponed 
  • Quang Binh Marathon - Postponed 
  • Techcombank Ha Noi Marathon - Postponed 
  • Sunrise Sprint - Postponed to May 3, 2020
  • Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2020 - Cancelled
  • Da Lat Ultra Trail 2020 - Postponed to June 19-21, 2020

Health and safety precautions for travellers

Travellers in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.

The World Health Organizationoutlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:

  • Avoid travelling if you have a fever and cough.If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health care services and share with them your recent travel history.
  • Maintain social distancing.Stay a metre or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have fever. 
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer to spray your hands as often as you like.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze.Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing. 
  • Avoid contact with live animals.Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.
  • Eat only well-cooked food.Make sure your meals especially animal proteins and dairy products are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment. 
  • Discard single-use masks.If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoid touching the mask, and wash your hands after removing it.
  • Any travellers experiencing symptoms of the virus — fever, cough and difficulty breathing — should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: 19003228.

Online trackers and official government sites

Travellers looking for updated statistics on COVID-19 can use the Coronavirus app

Updates from the Vietnamese government:


Sending good vibes!