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Is Vietnam tourism safe in the case of corona virus?

26/03/2020 | 07:04 4890 views

Many tourists are worried and ask the same question. “Is it safe to travel to Vietnam while this coronavirus is occurring?” Read the official information here. All the information will be updated daily

UPDATE: From March 22 until further notice, Vietnam has temporarily suspended entry for all foreign nationals, as well as Vietnamese and their spouses and children holding visa exemption certificates. Vietnam will not be issuing visas or allowing entry to travellers at this time. 

1. Current snapshot of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam

Confirmed infections 148
Recovered cases17
Deaths 0
Quarantined 31659

The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 appeared in Vietnam on Jan. 23, 2020. Of the confirmed cases that have appeared in Vietnam to date, 51 are Vietnamese, and the rest are foreigners.

Confirmed cases were located and quarantined in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province, Quang Ninh Province, Quang Nam Province, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan Province, Lao Cai, Da Nang, Hue and Thanh Hoa.



26th March 2020 – cases  142 – 148

  • Case 142 is a 26-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Binh Chanh, Ho Chi Minh City. He is a student in the USA. On 8th March 2020, he flew from Texas, USA to Taiwan, then flew on Eva Air flight BR395, sat at 38A, arrived at Tan Son Nhat Airport on 10th March. After going through immigration, he visited a relative at Binh Dan Hospital, went to the ambassador of the U.S. in Ho Chi Minh City, was in close contact with some officers in Tan Tuc Commune, Binh Chanh District. He is treated at Can Gio field hospital.
  • Case 143 is a 58-year-old South African citizen who has lived in Tan Son Nhi Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City. She flew on Eva Air flight BR395 from Seattle, the U.S., sat at 48A, arrived at Tan Son Nhat on 21st March. After going through immigration, she was taken to the isolation area at student residence dormitory of National University of Ho Chi Minh City. She is treated at Can Gio field hospital.
  • Case 144 is a 22-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Ward 14, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City. He flew on Vietnam Airlines VN50, sat at 24D, arrived in Vietnam on 22nd March. He is in an isolation area in Tra Vinh Province.
  • Case 145 is a 34-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Son Ky Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City. He is a nail technician in the U.S. He flew Vietnam Airlines flight VN50, sat at 28A, arrived in Can Tho on 22nd March. He is treated at tuberculosis Hospital.
  • Case 146 is a 17-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Nghi Thiet Commune, Nghi Loc District, Nghe An Province. She flew from Thailand to Vietnam on 20th March. She was in close contact with some Coronavirus cases in Danang. She is treated at Cau Treo General Hospital in Ha Tinh Province.
  • Case 147 is a 19-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Yen Hoa, Cau Giay, Hanoi. He is a student in the U.K., flew Vietnam Airlines flight VN54, arrived in Vietnam on 21st March. He is at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
  • Case 148 is a 58-year-old French citizen who has lived in O Cho Dua, Dong Da, Hanoi. He is a tourist, flew flight VN18, arrived in Vietnam on 12th March. From 12th to 19th March, he had visited many tourist attractions in Hanoi. On 19th March, his sample was taken. After that, he self-isolated until he was taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

25th March 2020 – cases  135 – 141

  • Case 135 is a 27-year-old woman, flew on flight PG947 from Copenhagen, Denmark, transited in Doha and Bangkok, sat at 16A, arrived in Danang on 21st March. She is in isolation at Zone 5 Defence Center in Central Vietnam.
  • Case 136 is a 23-year-old woman who has lived in Linh Dam, Hoang Mai, Hanoi. She is a student in the UK, arrived at Noi Bai on 16th March. She self-isolated after going through immigration. On 21st March, she had a fever. She tested positive for Coronavirus.
  • Case 137 is a 36-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Yen Thanh, Nghe An. He flew from Germany to Noi Bai on 15th March.
  • Case 138 is a 23-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Lang Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi. He is a student in the UK, flew flight VN54, arrived at Noi Bai on 21st March. On 24th March, he tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Case 139 is a 24-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Tran Khat Chan, Thanh Nhan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi. She is a student in the UK and patient 138’s wife.
  • Case 140 is a 21-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Dang Thai Mai, Quang An, Tay Ho, Hanoi. He is a student in the UK, flew flight VN54, arrived at Noi Bai on 21st March. Cases 136 – 139 are at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
  • Case 141 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 29-year-old Vietnamese citizen who works as a doctor at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. He was infected when setting up a breathing machine for patient 28 – a British citizen. Case 141 is the second doctor who tested positive for Coronavirus in Vietnam.

24th March 2020 – cases  124 – 134

  • Case 124 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 52-year-old Brazilian citizen who lives in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. He works at Gia Dinh Shoe Company Limited. He went to work at the office in Vinh Cuu District, Dong Nai Province and the office in District 2 every day. He also went to some restaurants in Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, coffee shops, Vincom Center in District 2 and did not wear any mask. On 14th March, he went to Buddha Bar. On 22nd March, he was taken to an isolation area in District 9. After testing positive for Coronavirus, he is treated at Cu Chi field hospital.
  • Case 125 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 22-year-old South African citizen who lives in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City and was also at Buddha Bar from 21:30 14th March to 3:00 15th March. Knowing that Ho Chi Minh City was looking for customers being at Buddha Bar on 14th March, she came to the Medical Center of District 7 on 22nd March. She is treated in Can Gio.
  • Case 126 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 28-year-old South African citizen who lives in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. He is a teacher and case 125’s friend. He was also at Buddha Bar from 21:30 14th March to 3:00 15th March. He came to the Medical Center of District 7 on 22nd March. He is treated in Can Gio.
  • Case 127 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 23-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Tan P, Ho Chi Minh City. He is a waiter at the bar, worked from 21:00 to 4:00 hu Districtevery day before 16th March. He had a fever on 16th March. He went to a clinic in Tan Phu District. After he had taken medicines, the fever was broken. From 17th to 20th March, he was at home, did not go to work, went to some restaurants. On 21st March, he went to a medical center and told healthcare workers that he had been in close contact with many customers on 14th March. He is treated at Cu Chi field hospital.
  • Case 128 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 20-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Le Chan, Hai Phong. He is a student in the UK, flew on flight VN54, arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 20th March.
  • Case 129 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 20-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Nghia Tan, Hanoi. He is a student in the UK, flew on flight VN54, arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 20th March.
  • Case 130, 131, 132 of Coronavirus in Vietnam are Vietnamese citizens who traveled to Spain, flew on SU290 transited in Russia, arrived at Noi Bai Airport 22nd March. They were taken to an isolation area in Bac Giang Province.
    • Case 130 is a 30-year-old man, living in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Case 131 is a 23-year-old man, living in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Case 132 is a 25-year-old man, living in Long Bien District, Hanoi.
  • Case 133 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 66-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Tan Phong, Lai Chau Province. In March, she went to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi to receive treatment. On 22nd March, she returned home but had a fever on the way home. On the next days, her sample was taken and tested positive for Coronavirus. She is in isolation at the General Hospital of Lai Chau.
  • Case 133 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 10-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Thach That, Hanoi. He traveled abroad, then flew flight SU290, arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 18th March. After going through immigration, he was taken to the isolation area in Thanh Hoa Province. He tested positive for Covid-19. He is treated at Bim Son General Hospital.

23rd March 2020 – cases  114 – 123

  • Case 114 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 19-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi. He is a student in the Netherlands, flew on flight SQ176, transited in Singapore, arrived in Hanoi on 15th March 2020. He was in an isolation area in Son Tay. On 19th March, he had a fever and sore throat so that he was taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
  • Case 115 is a 44-year-old woman who lives in the Czech Republic. She is the daughter of case 94. She flew flight SU290 from the Czech Republic to Vietnam, sat at 28C, arrived in Hanoi on 18th March. She was in an isolation in Bac Giang Province. On 20th March, she was taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
  • Case 116 of Covid-19 in Vietnam is a 29-year-old doctor who works at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
  • Cases 117 and 118 are a 30-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, passing through Moc Bai Border Gate on 19th March. They were taken to the General Hospital of Tay Ninh Province. Both of them had fever and cough, X-rays showed that their lungs are damaged.
    • Case 117 lives in Tan Hung District, Long An Province. He is an IT technician. He traveled to Cambodia from 9th March 2020. On 16th March, he had a fever and cough.
    • Case 118 lives in Chau Phu District, An Giang Province. She worked at a casino in Cambodia in the last two weeks.
  • Case 119 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 29-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. He works for BCG – a finance consulting company on floor 13, MPlaza Saigon, 39 Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1. From 1st March to 15th March, he had flown to Indonesia and Thailand and returned to Vietnam many times. He had been in many restaurants, entertainment places, gym centers. He had a fever, a cough and a sore throat. On 20th March 2020, he went to FV Hospital.
  • Case 120 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 27-year-old foreign language teacher, living in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. He was in close contact with case 91 – a pilot of Vietnam Airlines. They were at Buddha Bar. After case 91 tested positive for Covid-19, he was taken to an isolation area in District 2. On 21st March, he had a fever, a dry cough and was taken to Cu Chi field hospital.
  • Case 121 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 58-year-old man who lives in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. He and his wife flew ANA flight NH831, transited in Narita, Japan, sat at 3H (husband), 3K (wife), arrived at Tan Son Nhat Airport on 19th March 2020. On 20th March, he had a fever but no cough. On 23rd March, he tested positive for Coronavirus. He is at the Medical Center of Can Gio District.
  • Case 122 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 24-year-old waitress at a bar in Bangkok, Thailand. On 20th March 2020, she took a taxi to Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, flew on flight TG947 to Danang. After going through immigration, she was taken to an isolation area in Danang. On 23rd March, she tested positive for Coronavirus.
  • Case 123 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 17-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lives in Sarawar, Malaysia for 3-4 months. On 17th March 2020, she flew flight BI381 from Bandar Seri Begawa to Tan Son Nhat Airport, sat at 27K. She went home on a bus (Cong Tao bus). Although she had no symptoms of Covid-19, she tested positive for Coronavirus.

22th March 2020 – cases  95 – 113

  • 5 more cases in Ho Chi Minh City:
    • Case 95 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 20-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. He studies in France, flew the flight AF258, sat at 34J, arrived at Tan Son Nhat Airport on 18th March 2020. He is treated at Cu Chi field hospital.
    • Case 96 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 21-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. Before returning to Vietnam, she was in Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, France. She flew on flight EK392, sat at 30E, transited in Dubai. She arrived at Tan Son Nhat Airport on 19th March, the was in isolation at the dormitory of the National University of Ho Chi Minh City. She is treated at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases of Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Case 97 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 34-year-old British citizen who lives in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City. He is a teacher in Vietnam. He was in Malaysia for two weeks before returning to Vietnam. On 13th March 2020, he flew Air Asia flight AK1502, arrived at Tan Son Nhat Airport. On 14th March, he went to Buddha Bar where case 91 came. He has no symptoms of Covid-17 but declared his medical history. He tested positive for Coronavirus.
    • Case 98 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 34-year-old British citizen who lives in the same room as case 97 and also a teacher. On 6th March 2020, he flew flight AK1502 from Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City. On 14th March, he also came to Buddha Bar.
    • Case 99 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 29-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. He flew from Paris to Tan Son Nhat, flew flight AF258, sat 33H, arrived in Vietnam on 18th March.
    • Case 100 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 55-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. On 3rd March 2020, he flew AsiaAir flight AK542 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Vietnam. He was instructed to self-isolate at home. From 4th to 17th March, he went to Jamiul Anwar Islamic Temple at 157B/9 Duong Ba Trac Street, Ward 1, District 8, Ho Chi Minh City 5 times a day.
  • Cases 101 – 104 are passengers who flew on flight VN50 from the UK to Can Tho on 18th March. They had no symptoms of Covid-19 so that they are in isolation in Dong Thap.
    • Case 101 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 26-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Vung Tau City. She sat at 26F.
    • Case 102 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 9-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. She sat at 20D.
    • Case 103 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 22-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City. She sat at 12F.
    • Case 104 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 33-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City and sat at 27D.
  • Cases 105 – 106 flew on AirAsia flight AK575 from Malaysia to Can Tho, arrived at the airport on 18th March 2020. They had no symptoms after going through immigration so that they are in isolation in Tra Vinh Province.
    • Case 105 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 35-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Cho Moi District, An Giang Province. She sat at 6E.
    • Case 106 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 20-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Chau Phu District, An Giang Province. She sat at 6C.
  • 7 more cases in Hanoi (cases 107 – 113):
    • Case 107 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 25-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi. She is a graphic designer who is case 86’s daughter. After case 86 tested positive for Coronavirus, case 107’s sample was taken and she becomes the 107th case of Covid-19 in Vietnam.
    • Case 108 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 19-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Cau Giay District, Hanoi. He is a student in the UK, flew flight VN054, sat at 3K, arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 18th March. He was in isolation at Hoa Binh Hotel, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. On the same day, he tested negative for Coronavirus. On 20th March, he had a cough and a slight fever so that he was taken to Thanh Nhan Hospital. On 21st March, he tested positive for Covid-19. He is treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
    • Case 109 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 42-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi. He is a lecturer at a university in the UK. He flew on flight TG560, sat at 37E, transited in Thailand, arrived in Vietnam on 15th March. He was in isolation in Son Tay Town and tested negative for Coronavirus after going through immigration. On 21st March, he tested positive for Coronavirus.
    • Case 110 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 19-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Dong Da District, Hanoi. He is a student in the US, transited in Japan, flew flight JL571 from Japan to Hanoi, arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 8th March. He had a fever so that he was taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. On 21st March, he tested positive for Coronavirus.
    • Case 111 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 25-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province. She is a student in France, flew flight VN018, sat at 36D from France to Hanoi. He tested negative for Coronavirus after going through immigration. On 21st March, she tested positive for Covid-19.
    • Case 112 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 30-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. In France, she is a student and worked at a Pho restaurant, was in close contact with people who had fever and cough. On 17th March 2020, she flew flight VN018, sat at 22C, arrived at Noi Bai at 6:22 18th March.
    • Case 113 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 18-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. She is a student in the UK, flew flight VN054, sat at 2A, arrived in Vietnam on 18th March. She tested negative for Coronavirus on the same day. On 20th March, she had a slight fever and a pain in her chest. On 21st March, she tested positive for Coronavirus.

21 March 2020 – cases  92 – 94

  • Case 92 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 21-year-old Vietnamese citizen who lives in Ward 9, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province. He studies in France, flew from Paris to Doha (Qatar) on Qatar Airways flight QR40, sat at 29, then flew from Doha to Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City on flight QR970, sat at 18D, arrived in Vietnam on 17th March 2020. He was taken to an isolation area in District 12. On 17th March, he had a fever and a dry cough so that he was taken to Cu Chi field hospital.
  • Case 93 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 20-year-old Vietnamese citizen who has lived in Dong Da District, Hanoi, studies in Hungary. He flew on flight SU290, sat at 27B, arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 18th March.
  • Case 94 of Coronavirus in Vietnam is a 64-year-old Vietnamese citizen, who lives in Bac Giang Province. She flew to the Czech Republic on 29 February 2020 to visit her daughter. She arrived at Noi Bai Airport on 18th March. She flew on the same flight as case 93, sat at 28A. Case 93 and 94 are treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

UPDATED: March 19th, 2020

Today the total number of recorded cases is 10, being one of the two highest days since Covid-19 returned. Today 8/3 also recorded 10 ca.

“Patient 69”, male, 30 years old, German national, temporarily staying in Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi, entering Noi Bai on March 13 on SU290 flight. From March 13 to March 15, this person came to some point in Hanoi. On March 15, he had a fever, went to a number of medical facilities and transferred to the Dong Anh Central Tropical Diseases Hospital. On March 16, Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology took samples to test, positive results of nCoV.

Patient 70 and 71, both 19 years old, male and female, in Hanoi, international students in the UK returned to Noi Bai on March 16 with TK164 flight. Test results of CDC Hanoi and National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology tested positive for nCoV.

“Patient 72”, female, 25 years old, French national, passenger on the flight from France to Noi Bai on 9/3 with her boyfriend is “patient 60”. After her entry, she traveled to some locations in Hanoi and Ninh Binh. On March 15, she was taken to isolation. Test results of the two institutes Tropical and Epidemiology tested positive.

The four above patients are being treated for isolation at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Dong Anh, Hanoi, with stable health.

“Patient 73”, male, 11 years old, address in Thanh Mien district, Hai Duong. He took a flight VN54 London – Hanoi on March 9. On 13/3, the baby was put into isolation by Hai Duong Center for Disease Control. Samples are sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to test for results with nCoV. The baby is being isolated at the Thanh Mien District Health Center, her health is stable.

“Patient 74”, male, 23 years old, address in Lam Thao, Phu Tho, from France to Vietnam on flight VN18 on 16/3. After entry, this person was put into a concentrated isolation area of ​​Bac Ninh province, the sample was sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for positive results of nCoV. Currently, patients are isolated in Bac Ninh General Hospital, stable health.

“Patient 75”, female, 40 years old, address in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. On March 4, she traveled from Vietnam to London – England to visit relatives and not contact with people with Covid-19. On March 15, the patient returned to Vietnam on flight VN50, seat number 10E. Upon entry, the patient did not have symptoms of disease, was isolated at Cu Chi field hospital and was sampled for testing. The two Hospital of Tropical Diseases and Pasteur Ho Chi Minh City tested to have nCoV. Patients continue to be treated at Cu Chi field hospital, good health.

“Patient 76”, male, 52 years old, French national, passenger on flight TK162 entry at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, March 10. From that day until March 16, the patients were traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hoi An and Hue. In Ninh Binh, he was sampled for screening tests, on the evening of March 18, he had a positive result of nCoV. Currently, the patient’s health is stable and isolated at Dong Anh Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

UPDATED: March 17th, 2020

Vietnam Covid-19 tally up by five to 66 .

Two Hanoi students returning from Britain and three HCMC residents were confirmed Covid-19 positive Tuesday, taking the nation’s total to 66 infections.

“Patient 62” is a 18-year-old resident of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District, who landed at the Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh Province Monday on a Vietnam Airlines flight. He is now hospitalized at the Vietnam-Sweden Hospital in the northern province’s Uong Bi Town.

“Patient 63,” 20, another Hanoi resident, stays at the Mandarin Garden apartment building in Cau Giay District. She landed at the Noi Bai International Airport from Britain on Thai Airways flight TG564 last Sunday. She is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District.

“Patient 64,” 36, lives on Nguyen Thi Tan Street in Ward 2 of HCMC’s District 8. She flew back from Switzerland and transited in Dubai before landing at the Tan Son Nhat Airport on Emirates flight EK392 on March 12 along with her boyfriend, who had traveled to Hong Kong.

On Monday, she was taken to a medical center in District 8 for quarantine and after her samples tested Covid-19 positive, she was admitted to the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

“Patient 65” is a 28-year-old woman resident of Go Vap District’s Ward 17 who works for TOTO Vietnam Co. Ltd at 1A Pham Ngoc Thach, Ben Nghe Ward in HCMC’s District 1.

On March 7 and 10, she had worked directly with two men who tested positive last week in the city.

She started to feel fatigued on the morning of March 10 and isolated herself at home the next day. She was sent to a medical camp in District 8 on March 13 and is now under quarantine and treatment at the city’s field hospital in Cu Chi District.

“Patient 66”, 21, is a resident of the Park View apartment building at 107 Nguyen Duc Canh in HCMC’s District 7.

On March 14, she traveled from the U.S. to Toronto, Canada, transiting in Taiwan and arrived in Vietnam Monday on Eva Air flight BR395. While she did not show any Covid-19 symptoms on entering Vietnam, she tested positive the same day.

HCMC authorities have locked down two alleys, one on District 8’s Nguyen Thi Tan Street and the other, Alley 248 on Pham Ngu Lao Street, and Park View building. Several houses near the two alleys have also been placed in quarantine and those who have been in direct contact with the two patients have had their samples taken for testing.

With the latest additions, Vietnam has recorded 66 Covid-infections, 50 of them active, with 18 foreigners among them. The previous 16 patients were discharged weeks ago. On Monday alone, Vietnam had recorded four new novel coronavirus infections – a local man returning from Malaysia, a Vietnamese student, a Vietnam Airlines flight attendant and a French tourist.

As of Tuesday, 13 out of 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam have recorded Covid-19 cases.

UPDATED: March 15th, 2020

According to updated data to 23:00 last night on March 14 of the Ministry of Health, Vietnam has 101 cases of Covid-19 suspected cases under isolation (cases of signs of cough, fever, coming from epidemic areas). ) and 35,221 close contacts coming from epidemic areas subject to medical supervision.

The cumulative total of tested samples so far is 5,235 cases; The total number of samples tested negative was 5,182 cases; The total number of suspected cases excluded was 3,584 cases.

Up to this time, Vietnam also recorded 53 cases of Covid-19.

– 03 people including 2-year-old girls, 59-year-old men and 28-year-old men from Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province with close contact with BN34 (BN40, BN41, BN42).
– 01 female 47 years old, from her home town of Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, in close contact with BN38 (daughter of BN34) (BN43).
– 01 13-year-old boy, hometown in Ham Thuan Bac district, Binh Thuan province, in close contact with BN37 (employee of BN34) (BN44).
– 01 male resident in Tan Binh district, TP. Ho Chi Minh had close contact with BN34 on 4/3/2020 (BN45).
– 01 woman, 30 years old in Hanoi, as a flight attendant on a London flight (UK) to Hanoi on 9/3/2020 (BN46)
– 01 woman, 43 years old in Hanoi, working as a maid in BN17’s building, having close contact with BN17 (BN47)
– 01 male 31-year-old, residing in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, sharing a car with BN45 and coming in contact with BN34 (BN48).
– 01 male 71-year-old British national, traveling on flight VN0054 from London to Hanoi on 2/20/2020, is the husband of BN30 (BN49).
– 01 male, 50 years old in Hanoi from Paris to Vietnam on 9/3/2020 (BN50).
– 01 22-year-old woman in Hanoi, an international student in Europe traveling across many countries, returning to Noi Bai on QR968 flight on 11/3/2020 (BN51).
– 01 24-year-old woman in Ha Long (Quang Ninh), a passenger on a flight from London (UK) to Vietnam on March 9, 2020 (BN52)
* 01 male 53 years old, nationality of the Czech Republic, entered Vietnam on March 10 from QR970 flight with transit at Doha airport (Qatar). (BN53)

UPDATED: March 11th, 2020

The VTV News at 7pm reported that the Ministry of Health had just reported the 39-positive case of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Vietnam. Patient is male, 29 years old, tour guide of Amazing Ninh Binh Company. This person resides in Dich Vong, Cau Giay, Hanoi.

On the same day, Information from the Department of Health of Binh Thuan Province, after patient 34 (BN34) was diagnosed with COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control of Binh Thuan Province conducted epidemiological investigations, zoning, disinfection and isolation of contact subjects with patient No. 34. On March 11, the center collected 15 samples and sent them to Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang for testing. Results of 3 people were positive for SARS-CoV-2, specifically as follows: Patient 36, female, 64 years old, from the native province of Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan province, assists patient 34. Patient has fever, is being isolated and treated at Binh Thuan General Hospital. Patient 37, female, 37 years old, from hometown of Ham Thuan Bac district, Binh Thuan province, is an employee of patient No. 34. Patient with fever, is being isolated and treated at Binh Thuan General Hospital . Patient 38, female, 28 years old, from the home town of Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, is the daughter-in-law of patient No. 34. This person has a fever, cough, is being isolated and treated at the Provincial General Hospital. Binh Thuan.

UPDATED: March 9th, 2020

An additional 9 people were positive for nCoV

On the evening of March 8, the Ministry of Health announced 9 cases of nCoV infection, including patients in Quang Ninh, Lao Cai, Da Nang and Hue, bringing the total number of cases to 30 from the beginning of the epidemic.

In 30 cases, 16 people have recovered, 14 new people discovered in the past two days.

Nine positive cases of nCoV were announced in the afternoon and tonight, all foreigners are traveling with flight VN0054 with “patient 17”. They include 7 Britons, an Irish, a Mexican, aged 58-74.

On the flight, most of these people are in business class (shared with Nhung), at least one is in Economy Class. After landing in Hanoi, they continued to travel to the provinces.

Four people were isolated and treated at Quang Ninh General Hospital then transferred to the Central Tropical Hospital in Hanoi; two are in Lao Cai General Hospital, two are in Da Nang Hospital, one in Hue. The health of the patients until the afternoon of March 8 were stable.

Covid-19 Prevention Steering Committee is urgently implementing measures to find, control, isolate close contact with patients, prevent spread. Hanoi takes isolation measures up a notch.

“Patient 17” traveled Europe to England, Italy, France, returned home on 2/3 of the entry without medical declaration.

“Patient 18” is a young man from Daegu, an outbreak in Korea, returned home on March 4, immediately quarantined.

The two patients 19 and 20, who are Nhung’s wife and private driver, were infected by close contact.

“Patient 21” is a 61-year-old man sitting in the business compartment on flight VN0054.

On the VN0054 flight, there were 217 people, of which 21 people sat in the business compartment, 180 economy class passengers, 16 people in the flight crew and flight attendants. The authorities have now verified the destination of 155 people in economy class and 21 in business class. 60 of them have stayed in Hanoi.

In terms of epidemiological group, there are 13 new cases involving 13 cases related to flight VN0054 including 9 tourists, “patient 17” and two related persons; and “patient 21”. Another case, ‘Patient 18’, came from Korea.

In terms of nationality, there are 5 Vietnamese, 7 British, one Irish and one Mexican.

UPDATED: March 8th, 2020

Vietnam announced the 21st case of nCoV infection
The 61-year-old man, sitting near Nguyen Hong Nhung on a flight back from England, tested positive for nCoV.

The Ministry of Health in the morning of March 8 confirmed that he was the 21st case of nCoV in Vietnam and the fourth in Hanoi. Patient on a business trip in England, returning on Vietnam Airlines flight VN0054 (same flight and sitting near-patient Nhung).

On 6/3, the patient was tired and had a dry cough, not yet treated. On the morning of 7/3, the patient was taken to the Central Tropical Hospital in a private car and took a sample. The result was positive for nCoV.

The patient had close contact (F1) with 26 people, including wife and driver were isolated, and 24 people at work were being verified. 23 other people in close contact with form F2, 29 people F3. After positive results, the patient’s home area was sprayed with disinfectant with Cloramin B.

A total of 50 people involved were isolated, including 9 people at the shelter, 41 people at the hospital. Health has taken 15 samples, wife and 14 people in close contact with the driver, for testing

In the past two days, Vietnam has announced 5 more positive cases of nCoV, ending more than three weeks without new patients. 16 patients previously recovered from hospital discharge.

The 17th patient was Ms. Nhung, who returned home from Europe on 2 March, passing Milan, Italy.

The 18th patient was a young man from Daegu, South Korea, who returned home on March 4 and was immediately isolated.

Patients 19 and 20 are Nhung’s wife and private driver, in close contact with the patient.

Covid-19 Prevention Steering Committee is urgently implementing measures to control, isolate close contact with patients, prevent spread. Hanoi has upgraded its isolation measures to one level.

UPDATED: March 6th, 2020

Positive case of nCoV 17th in Vietnam

Hanoi City People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung announced on March 26, a 26-year-old girl, positive for nCoV and the 17th case in Vietnam.

This girl is from District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, staying at Truc Bach Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Mr. Chung said.

On February 15, the girl left Noi Bai airport to visit family members living in London (England). Three days later she traveled from London to Milan, in the province of Lombardy, Italy, on a trip. At this time, the province of Lombardy has not recorded the outbreak of Covid-19.

On 20/2, she returned to London, 5 days later from London to Paris (France) to travel a day and meet her sister here. On February 29, she had a cough but did not go to the clinic. On March 1, the girl was tired, took Vietnam Airlines flight number VN0054 to sit on the 5K seat, down to Noi Bai airport at 4:30 am 2/3. Then the patient did not have a fever.

After completing immigration procedures without making a medical report, she was allowed to drive home with her family to Truc Bach Street.

On 2/3, patients with fever, coughing a lot. On March 5, the patient was admitted to Hong Ngoc General Hospital, then transferred to Kim Chung National Hospital of Tropical Diseases. Positive test results nCoV. Patients are isolated, health monitoring.

Hanoi People’s Committee in the afternoon of 6/3 immediately established a Steering Committee for an emergency response to the Covid-19 epidemic in Truc Bach ward, made a zoning map of the patient area, established a key at the two ends of the neighborhood, closed shops in the area.

The Hanoi Center for Disease Control sends 3 quick response teams in coordination with the quick response teams of the Ba Dinh District Health Center and related units to conduct epidemiological investigations and make a list of close contacts. with patients and related contacts.

8 patients’ families including father, uncle, 5 servants and a private driver isolated at Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Currently, the health of these people is normal, no one shows signs of fever, cough.

17 doctors from Hong Ngoc Hospital were in contact with patients, isolated in Hong Ngoc hospital, in good health.

The area around the patient’s home on Truc Bach Street, Hong Ngoc Hospital was sprayed with disinfectant by the local health authority. People living in houses from 125 to 139 Truc Bach street are isolated on site. It is unclear whether the population must be isolated in this area.

Flight VN0054 has 197 passengers and crew, currently, the authorities are verifying the list.

The Ministry of Health said that it will soon publicly identify the people who have been in contact with the flight crew VN0054 and those who have close contact with Nhung to isolate against virus infection.

Vietnam has transferred all information related to the patient’s journey to the British and French diplomatic missions.

The 17th case that broke the 22-day chain in Vietnam did not record any new nCoV infections, except for 16 who recovered.

UPDATED: March 2nd, 2020

Since the start of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Vietnam has closely monitored the situation and installed a series of proactive, comprehensive measures to combat the spread of the virus within the country and prepare its public health services. Past experience with other epidemics places Vietnam in a strong position to protect its population as well as visitors passing through.

Travelers in Vietnam or those planning holidays in early 2020 may have questions about the spread of the virus in Vietnam, as well as which destinations are still safe and open to visitors. Below is a full overview of the COVID-19 situation in Vietnam as it relates to travelers..


2 .Suspended visa exemptions for travellers to Vietnam

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Bans against Coronavirus in Vietnam

  • From 18:00 24th March 2020, all billiards, entertainment centers, clubs, bars, restaurants and coffee shops with capacity for over 30 people, spas, hair salons, barber shops in Ho Chi Minh City must be closed.
  • From 00:00 22nd March 2020, Vietnam denies entry to foreigners from all countries, overseas Vietnamese citizens and their families. Visas can be granted to foreigners for special purposes such as foreign affairs, those who attend important events, experts, managers, skilled workers after the consideration of Ministries of Vietnam. Foreign Experts, managers, skilled workers are accepted to entry to Vietnam if they have a negative Covid-19 certificate issued by their countries and the certificates must be accepted by Vietnam. They must be in isolation in their living places.
  • From 00:00 18th March 2020, the Vietnamese government denies entry to foreigners from all countries for 30 days. Free visas are granted to Vietnamese citizens and their families.
  • From 00:00 21st March 2020, all citizens arrived in Vietnam must be isolated for 14 days.
  • Many tourist attractions in Vietnam close because of Coronavirus.
  • 180 discos, bars, beer clubs, 500 karaokes, spas, movie cinemas in Ho Chi Minh closes from 18:00 15th March 2020.
  • From 10th March 2020, all Vietnamese citizens declare medical history.
  • From 0:00 12th March 2020, Vietnam suspends visa-free travel for 8 European countries including Denmark, Norway, Finland, Swiss, UK, Germany, France and Spain over Covid-19.
  • From 0:00 3rd March 2020, Vietnam suspends visa-free travel for Italy.
  • From 0:00 29th February 2020, Vietnam suspends visa-free travel for South Korea and those visiting South Korea within the past 14 days.
  • Ban all flights between China and Vietnam, between Kora and Vietnam.
  • People from China, Korea and disease areas are isolated for 14 days.
  • Quang Ninh, Lao Cai, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Da Nang stopped welcoming Chinese tourists and banned self-drive tours from China to Quang Ninh.
  • Suspend visa exemption for Korean citizens.

Below are the key actions taken by Vietnam to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

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In addition to these, many private Vietnamese businesses, residential complexes, and tourist accommodations have installed their own preventative measures to keep customers safe.

Medical checks and quarantines

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All travellers entering Vietnam from or having transited through mainland China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran must carry out medical declarations and medical checks upon entering the country.

From March 7, all inbound travellers coming to Vietnam will be required to submit a health declaration upon arrival. Travellers can fill out the declaration at the airport or submit it in advance at this link. Travellers showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be required to carry out medical checks, and placed in a 14-day quarantine at designated health facilities in Vietnam.

All visitors are required to comply with regulations on epidemic prevention and health screening upon landing in Vietnam’s airports. 

Read more: New COVID-19 tourism policies in Vietnam


Flights changes related to COVID-19 in Vietnam

Since February 1, all flights to and from mainland China on all airlines have been indefinitely suspended by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. Flights connecting to Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan are operational with many airlines running reduced routes.

Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways have suspended flights between South Korea and Vietnam, while other airlines have reduced flights between the two countries. Jetstar Pacific will suspend flights from Da Nang to Kaohsiung and Taipei from March 5 to 31, while Vietjet will suspend flights between Vietnam and Korea from July 7.

 


4.Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

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Vietnam’s tourism attractions and heritage sites remain open to the public. With the exception of a small handful of cities that have registered infections, Vietnam’s destinations remain virus-free and are safe to visit. Travellers can still take tours of Ha Long Bay and Hoi An Ancient Town, and public attractions such as museums remain open to visitors.

A number of festivals and events in Vietnam have been cancelled or postponed in alignment with the government’s directive to avoid public gatherings. Among the cancelled festivals this year are Yen Tu Festival in Quang Ninh, Tam Chuc Festival in Ha Nam, Tran Temple Festival in Nam Dinh and the Huyen Tran Festival in Hue. Activities for Visit Vietnam Year 2020 in Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu have been postponed to a more appropriate time.

Organizers have also announced that several tourism and sporting events will be postponed or cancelled:

  • Huế Festival 2020 – Postponed to August 28, 2020
  • Da Lat Sufferfest – Postponed
  • Quang Binh Marathon – Postponed
  • Techcombank Ha Noi Marathon – Postponed
  • Sunrise Sprint – Postponed to May 3, 2020
  • Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2020 – Cancelled

Vietnam’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi as planned on April 5th 2020.

Pedestrian and walking zones in Hue and Hanoi — common gathering places for locals and tourists — will be closed until the situation improves.


5.Health and safety precautions for travelers

Travellers in Vietnam are encouraged to take sensible precautions against COVID-19 during their trips.

The World Health Organization outlines these basic practices to keep yourself and your loved ones safe:

  1. Avoid traveling if you have a fever and cough. If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, alert health care services and share with them your recent travel history.

  2. Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others, especially those who are sneezing or coughing, or have a fever.

  3. Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water. You can also use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer to spray your hands as often as you like.

  4. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of dirty tissues immediately and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

  5. Avoid contact with live animals. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch live animals or animal products in markets.

  6. Eat only well-cooked food. Make sure your meals especially animal proteins and dairy products are thoroughly cooked and prepared in a sanitary environment.

  7. Discard single-use masks. If you choose to wear a single-use mask, ensure it covers your nose and mouth, avoids touching the mask and wash your hands after removing it.

Any travellers experiencing symptoms of the virus — fever, cough and difficulty breathing — should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: +84 19003228.


7.Online trackers and official government sites

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Travellers looking for updated statistics on COVID-19 can use the Coronavirus app.

Updates from the Vietnamese government: https://ncov.moh.gov.vn

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