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Entry into Vietnam

15 days ago

Hi there. We are a South African family travelling with our kids, currently in Thailand. We are due to enter Vietnam from Thailand end of the March. Does anyone know the present entry protocol for foreigners?

9 comments
Vietnam
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15 days ago

Hi Vienie. As of yesterday, the Vietnamese government have blocked tourist visa applications into Vietnam until the middle of April. If you already have a Visa stamped into your passport then you can enter the country but need to be quarantined for 4 days when you arrive at the airport. Now unfortunately isn't the best time to be travelling.

South Africa
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15 days ago

Thanks for that information. We have the preapproved visa letter but not in our passports. Do you think that would count or not?

Vietnam
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15 days ago

From what I've heard, they're denying access to those too. Most of the Covid-19 cases in Vietnam have originated from tourists entering the country, so the central government is trying to clamp down on any international travel coming into Vietnam. Travellers from most European countries are being denied entry into Vietnam. I'd reccomend checking South Africas travel information page on Vietnam. Unfortunately it's just a bad time to be travelling at the moment.

United States of America
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15 days ago

No. No visa on arrival at airports.

Vietnam
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15 days ago

Hi Viene, visa on arrival is cancelled now, you cannot enter Vietnam with the preapproved visa letter.
You have to apply for visa at embassy or evisa, but I am afraid you will be rejected even though you are not from an epidemic area as per VN definition. Currently the govt of Vietnam is very very strict on foreigners entering the country as many of our new cases are foreigners or Vnese from coming back from overseas. Even you come, many places/hotels are closed throughout the country and locals do not like foreigners now.

Netherlands
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14 days ago

Don't come to Vietnam!

Netherlands
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14 days ago

I'm sorry to reply on this with another question, but we are two persons from the Netherlands stuck in Vietnam and we heard some people saying by tomorrow al foreigners have to leave the country. Does anyone know if this is true and how they got that information? Thanks!

Netherlands
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14 days ago

We are in Hanoi and we don't know anything about this. I think it is not possible.

Vietnam
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14 days ago

The person who told you that, I would want to challenge him/her why why why. No, definitely not. you can stay as long as you wish, as long as you find a place to stay.