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Vietnam Travel Restrictions

46,13% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 39,82% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Vietnam.

Vietnam entry details and exceptions

Entry restrictions do not apply to Vietnamese citizens, approved official and diplomatic passport holders and their family members, approved essential categories of workers determined by the Government of Vietnam such as experts, investors and managers, and high-tech workers.


Outgoing travel to VietnamTravelling from South Africa to Vietnam

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Vietnam.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Vietnam.

Details and exceptions

All travelers are subject to a 14-day quarantine and at a government-designated facility at their own expense. Only 7 days instead of the normal 14 days if these travelers have received full COVID-19 vaccinations. Quarantine period may be prolonged by Vietnamese authorities to more than 21 days without prior notice.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Vietnam

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Vietnam must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Vietnam are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Vietnam

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Vietnam. Please check the official guidelines from Vietnam for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Vietnam.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Vietnam.

  • Mask usage in Vietnam is required in public spaces and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Vietnam are open with restrictions. Bars in Vietnam are open with restrictions.

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