I am an Indian citizen and planning to travel to Vietnam during Christmas time. I did find that Vietnam is accepting online E-visa applications for Indian citizens but couldn't find any covid guidelines on the website.

Is there a travel ban in Vietnam or do we have to keep ourselves quarantine for 15 days?


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    And here I am thinking "Why is it taking so many months to complete the 2-week curve flattening?"
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Dec 14, 2020 at 14:13
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    @MonkeyZeus Off-topic, but maybe because a pandemic is not a nice and obedient computer model? Because there are factors such as weather that are still not understood? Because there are psychological and sociological factors which make it nearly impossible to maintain a constant R=1? Because there's a 2-3 week latency between measures being taken and reliable measures of their effect? Because a "flat" curve still has a terrible impact on health systems, deaths, and long-term patients? I definitely wouldn't want to be in the position of those in charge, stuck between a rock and a hard place.
    – jcaron
    Commented Dec 14, 2020 at 14:34
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    @jcaron You're right, it's not a computer model, I never said it was. Just because selfish leaders and their sheep decided that they're bored of the measures that WERE working does not validate the holiday competition to the top of the Covid charts. However, being a petulant child is more fun than being an adult though so I guess you got me on that front...
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Dec 14, 2020 at 14:42
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    @jcaron All that could be boiled down to "people are selfish". Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 2:19
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    @SolomonSlow Then maybe everyone should be careful, instead of just those with symptoms... which I think is what's being suggested.
    – Mark
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 17:30

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Nope. Not going to work. Stay home.

Vietnam suspended most inbound commercial flights on December 1 and imposed other restrictions after detecting community transmission following a several month streak without new reported cases. There are some exceptions for repatriating Vietnamese citizens and for "experts" and business people, with a quarantine requirement. If you fall into those categories, you'd have a sponsor in Vietnam.

Beyond that, the government has recently imposed several such restrictions with short notice as they try to reduce cases to 0 again, so even if you do qualify for entry, I'd be reluctant to go somewhere where you risk being stuck if there are new restrictions.

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    This. My Vietnamese colleagues tell me it's quite difficult even for them to return to the country, because flights are so limited. Commented Dec 14, 2020 at 14:29
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    The idea of being stuck in Vietnam looks very attractive to me right now. ;)
    – Obie 2.0
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 1:07

The borders of VietNam are closed due to the COVID19 pandemic. Non-citizen returns are limited to diplomats and Foreigners of economic importance to VietNam, designated so by the government.

The situation is 'fluid'.

Contact the Vietnamese Embassy in India Phone: (+91 11) 26 879 868 (vnembassy-newdelhi.mofa.gov.vn).

ALWAYS REMEMBER the possession of a Visa is NOT A GUARANTEE of entry, Immigration officials at the point of entry have the power to vary or even cancel a Visa. (Common to all countries).

Quarantine is determined by the country you are travelling from. They have old Army camps for 2-week quarantine periods. NOT NICE.

(I am a Westerner living in VietNam)

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