Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Vietnam updates

COVID-19 - 20/05/2020

Until further notice, the consular desks are open on appointment only from 9 until 12 o’clock on all working days. However, the service package is still limited. To make sure that you can be helped, you are advised to visit the website: https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/living-working and possibly make an appointment by email afterwards:

Hanoi: HAN-CA@minbuza.nl

HCMC: HCM-CA@minbuza.nl

In case of an emergency, call the 24/7 service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +31 247 247 247.

COVID-19 – 23/03/2020

Contact the Embassy or the Consulate General when you need assistance in leaving Vietnam

The Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi and the Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City advise all Dutch tourists to leave Vietnam urgently. The number of commercial flights departing from Vietnam is decreasing rapidly and will continue to do so the coming week. We expect that on short notice there will not be any flights available at all.

Please keep trying to obtain tickets for the last remaining flights!

If you are still in Vietnam and need assistance with leaving please contact the Embassy in Hanoi and/or Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.

All Dutch citizens still residing in Vietnam please make yourself known and register via website Nederlandwereldwijd or the travel app of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (search for Vietnam and scroll down to the bottom). When you are not staying in Vietnam (anymore) please unsubscribe.

We inform you via our Facebook page about important current developments regarding COVID-19.

Read the latest travel advice or download the travel app (Reisapp Buitenlandse Zaken) and add Vietnam to ‘Favorites’.

For contacting the Embassy: HAN@minbuza.nl

For contacting the Consulate General: HCM@minbuza.nl

In case of an emergency, call the 24/7 service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +31 247 247 247.

COVID-19 – 17/03/2020

Tourists: use current possibilities to leave Vietnam

If you are in Vietnam for touristic purposes, we advise you to consider whether it is still necessary for you to remain in Vietnam. If not, we advise you to use the current possibilities to leave Vietnam. For more information see the travel advice for Vietnam (in Dutch). In the event of an emergency you can call 24/7 at: +31 247 247 247.

COVID-19 – 14/03/2020

As of 15 March 12h00, Dutch nationals will be refused entry to Vietnam if in the previous 14 days they have been to any Schengen country or the UK, even in transit. This restriction will be in place for 30 days. For more information see the travel advice for Vietnam (in Dutch). In the event of an emergency you can call 24/7 at: +31 247 247 247.

COVID-19 – 11/03/2020

Compulsary medical questionnaire

All passengers on incoming foreign flights entering Vietnam have to fill a medical questionnaire. For more information see the travel advice for Vietnam (in Dutch). In the event of an emergency you can call 24/7 at: +31 247 247 247. 

COVID-19 – 02/03/2020

The Vietnamese government has imposed travel restrictions for travelers from South Korea, Iran and Italy. This also applies to travelers who have only been in transit in South Korea, Iran or Italy in the last 14 days. For more information see the travel advice for Vietnam (in Dutch). In the event of an emergency you can call 24/7 at: +31 247 247 247.

COVID-19 – 10/02/2020

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has announced strict controls at border crossings, airports and seaports for travelers showing symptoms of the new corona virus. Every traveler regardless of nationality who shows these symptoms is immediately transferred to a quarantine facility. They request the cooperation of the travelers concerned with the local authorities. Opposition can result in forced detention.  

COVID-19 – 05/02/2020

The Vietnamese government announced today that travelers from China, regardless of their nationality, traveling to Vietnam with valid visas for tourism, work, business, study and family visits will be temporarily denied entry.

Entry of travelers with valid visas from other countries (except China) but who have been to China in the last 14 days before entering Vietnam will also be temporarily refused.

COVID-19 – 04/02/2020

The Vietnamese government has announced that travelers - including foreigners - entering Vietnam from China by road transport, waterways or airways, or in the last 14 days have visited one of 31 provinces in mainland China where the new coronavirus (nCoV) infection was reported will be quarantined immediately after arrival. For the time being, travelers from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are excluded from this measure.