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What you should know about travelling to Vietnam from Canada during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Canadians travelling to Vietnam.

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Hearty bowls of pho and mouth-watering banh mi aside, with its beaches, mountains and dynamic cities, Vietnam offers Canadian tourists so much more than a foodie wonderland.

Keep reading to find out when visitors from Canada will be able to visit Vietnam as well as travel exemptions and quarantine requirements.

Can I travel from Canada to Vietnam?

Vietnam is currently closed to all tourists from Canada, with entry into the country limited to absolute necessity. Keep in mind that travelling via air from Canada to Vietnam may have disruptions and returns are typically met with heavy delays.

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When can I travel to Vietnam? When will the Vietnam borders open?

There has been no word on when Vietnam is going to open its border to Canada, but this page will be updated as soon as more information becomes available.

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Are there any exemptions for travelling to Vietnam?

Vietnam is currently enforcing strict requirements for Canucks wanting to visit. To qualify for an exception, you must fit into one of the following categories:

  • You're a Vietnamese citizen
  • You're a Vietnamese permanent resident
  • You're a diplomat on official business in Vietnam
  • You're a highly-skilled worker in Vietnam
Canucks should be aware that applications are approved on a case-by-case basis and even those with visa exemption certificates may be declined entry.

Can I travel to Vietnam if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Yes, if you're Canadian and a permanent resident or citizen of Vietnam, you are allowed to return to your home.

Like any traveller entering the country, those coming from Canada will be subject to the latest quarantine and COVID test rules.

What are the entry requirements for Vietnam coming from Canada?

Do I need a permit to enter Vietnam?

All travellers from Canada must fill out a health declaration before arriving in Vietnam. This form asks Canadians to provide their details and COVID-19 test result – standard visa requirements still apply.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No, at this point in time, Canucks don’t need to provide proof of vaccination.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Vietnam?

Travellers from Canada who are permitted to enter Vietnam must show a COVID-19 test certificate taken within three to five days before arrival. Canucks will also need to retest once in Vietnam.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive in Vietnam?

Yes, all permitted Canadian travellers must undertake a minimum of 14-21 days in quarantine at a government facility – those who test positive for COVID-19 will be sent to a hospital for treatment followed by a self-isolation period. In this case, travellers from Canada will undergo five retests and must come back with at least three consecutive negative results.

Canadians should keep in mind that all costs of quarantine must be covered by the traveller or their employer.

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