Quarantine procedures

Last update on 15/09/2021

Quarantine in Vietnam

On your arrival in Vietnam, a period of quarantine is mandatory.

On your arrival in Vietnam, a period of quarantine is mandatory. The Vietnamese government has announced on 4th August 2021 the reduction of the centralized quarantine period from 14 days to 7 days, still followed by an additional 7 days of home isolation. This reduction to 7 days of isolation in a centralised facility is only intended for people with an entry permit, who have received full doses of vaccine (the last dose having been administered between 15 days and 6 months before travel) or who have been infected and have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 6 months, providing their medical record.

It is key to pre-book your quarantine beforehand, in one of the hotels designated by the local authorities concerned. During your quarantine period, you will be subjected to 2 tests: one on the first day and another one on the seventh day. The first test could use either rapid antigen or RT-PCR methods, but the second test must be an RT-PCR test.

After the necessary isolation period, you may be required to undergo further medical surveillance for an additional period of 14 days.

Please note that the journey from the airport to your quarantine location must be booked with a designated provider. Most hotel packages include transportation between the airport and the quarantine location.

 

Children in quarantine

The official directive concerning the quarantine for children was published on August 25, 2021 by the Ministry of Health.

Parents or guardians are allowed to accompany their children to medical facilities or quarantine facilities. In the event that parents are unable to accompany or stay with their children, local authorities must provide people to look after the children and / or appoint agents in medical or quarantine establishments, to look after the children.

Fully vaccinated foreign children or those who have recovered from COVID-19, if they are under 18 and entering Vietnam with their parents must undergo a 7-day quarantine with their parents ; then continue in isolation at home and under regular medical supervision for the next 7 days.

Foreign children under the age of 18 who enter Vietnam but whose parents live in Vietnam must undergo a 14-day home quarantine with their parents, starting from their date of entry. To consult the official report on the quarantine of children.

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