(05 Aug 2021)
Vietnam has announced that fully vaccinated travellers
with negative COVID19 test results will be subject to a 7-day
quarantine followed by a further 7 days of medical surveillance,
rather than the current 14-day quarantine.
Such travellers are required to present a certificate of a negative
RT-PCR/RT-LAMP COVID19 test
result issued within 72 hours before arrival
Travellers must have received two
doses of COVID19 vaccine, with the last dose taken at least 14
days and no more than 12 months before the date of entry to
Those who have been previously infected with
COVID19 and have certificates to prove that they have recovered
from the virus will also be able to make use of the shorter
All arrivals to Vietnam will again be tested for COVID19 on the first
and the seventh day of the quarantine period, including the
date of entry. The first test will be either rapid antigen or
RT-PCR, whilst the second test will be RT-PCR.
Once a traveller has completed their centralized quarantine and
returned to their
residence or accommodation for further observation, they must wear
masks, follow social distancing guidelines, and use the Bluezone contact tracing app
which must be active during the seven days of
Since Vietnam banned the majority of foreigners
from entering the country on 22 March 2020, the country has
implemented both 14 and 21-day quarantine periods at different
times. This latest move to reduce quarantine for those who have
been fully vaccinated to just 7 days will be closely monitored by
others in the region.
The Vietnamese government have not yet confirmed
when the 7-day quarantine will begin.
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