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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Vietnam?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Vietnam?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Vietnam?
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Vietnam is a country rich in arts and culture from literature, music, and theater to visual arts & history. There are street markets and museums filled with a wide variety of artifacts and culture, opportunities to visit the cities and smaller communities and interact with the locals; there is much to discover.

Before you begin your journey, you’ll want to plan for any unforeseen events or issues. This is where travel insurance comes in.

Travel Insurance is Mandatory

To enter Vietnam, you must show evidence of health or travel insurance that covers COVID-related medical care up to a minimum of US$ 30,000 for the duration of your visit. Failure to produce this may result in being refused entry to the country.

VisitorsCoverage can help determine the best coverage options once you have your travel plans, length of stay, and the ages of all travelers. You can compare plans side by side with our comparison tool. We have international travel medical insurance for non-U.S. residents and plans with emergency medical evacuation, comprehensive insurance, and more. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

For American Residents traveling from the U.S., should you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related issues, trip insurance with Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance may be a better option.

COVID-19 in the Vietnam

Check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for current COVID-19 conditions and requirements. Do not travel if you test positive for Covid, and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Since Vietnam has a higher rate of Covid-related illnesses it is important to continue basic hygiene practices. Here are some other health and safety tips for your stay:

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.
  • Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications you take.

Maintain Personal Security:

  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the U.S. Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles

Other recommended vaccines: (not required but strongly advised depending on your particular destination)

  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

To enter Vietnam, you must have either a visa or a visa exemption certificate. All visitors must have a valid passport at the time of entry that covers the duration of the visit plus an additional six months..

Vietnam no longer issues automatic visa extensions related to COVID. If your visa has expired, you will need to contact the Vietnamese immigration authorities to make arrangements to exit Vietnam.

Apply for an e-visa through the Vietnamese Government's e-visa portal.

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