Things around the world are gradually returning to normal as the global vaccine rollout gains momentum. Fortunately, Vietnam fully reopened to travellers on March 15—with some travel restrictions—well ahead of the original June timeline. Vietnam allowed foreign tourists to visit designated spots through a vaccine passport program starting in November 2021, but this is the first time the country has fully reopened to unrestricted travel.
Travel to Vietnam as a tourist right now is only possible as part of a tour package with a designated travel agency as per the vaccine passport trial program launched in November 2021. These tours must be approved by Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism.
NEGATIVE COVID RESULT
Those allowed to enter the country for official purposes or on a designated tour must present evidence of a negative Covid PCR test. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before arrival in Vietnam.
DO I NEED A VACCINE?
Yes - to enter Vietnam as a tourist you need to be fully vaccinated (at least two doses of a vaccine recognised and approved by Vietnam).
PROOF OF INSURANCE
Travellers must provide proof of medical insurance that will fully cover Covid treatment.
For more information about Vietnam borders fully opening to tourists and visa policies, visit Vietnam to reopen international tourism from March 15.
WANT TO EXPLORE VIETNAM?
CHECK OUT OUR INCREDIBLE TOURS THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING COUNTRY!!
Travelling Vietnam is an epic adventure, and joining one of Vietnam tours once the country opens to tourism is the best way to experience it! Whether you're on a short holiday, travelling on a gap year or anything in between, on our website we'll show you the best of this extraordinary country with a new bunch of mates and plenty of included activities.
NOTE: This information is of a general nature and restrictions are subject to change, so keep in touch with the latest official advice from your local government and Vietnamese authorities.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TRAVEL VIETNAM?
It’s always a good time to go travelling in Vietnam! The country's long and narrow shape means that the three major regions (north, central, and south) experience different types of seasons and weather patterns throughout the year, so there's no one 'perfect' month to travel Vietnam.
Most months of the year you can experience both sunshine and possibly some rain. It’s usually quite hot and humid most of the time, but it can occasionally get cold, especially in the north of Vietnam between November and February, so it’s wise to bring a couple of warm layers along with your summer clothing. Check out our tour Along Vietnam!
WHY TRAVEL TO VIETNAM?
A little more off-the-beaten-track than neighbouring Thailand, Vietnam is one of South East Asia's most beautiful countries. Despite rapid modernization, Vietnam's traditional charms have not been overshadowed. Whether you're a foodie, adventure seeker, thrifty backpacker, beach hopper, culture vulture, or everything in between - Vietnam's definitely got something for you. All your requests will be fulfilled in Explore Vietnam (15days).
SAIL THE MAGNIFICENT HA LONG BAY
The World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay is every bit as breathtaking as people say. Made up of 1600 rain-forest islands soaring out of the sea, this natural wonder is absolutely worth the journey from Hanoi. Our Trip to Ha Long include an overnight stay on a private island in the heart of Ha Long Bay, meaning we have time to soak up the region's natural beauty
from all angles, at all hours of the day.
EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL RURAL VILLAGES, MOUNTAINS & RICE PADDIES
Step out of the bustling cities and you're guaranteed to find tranquility in Vietnam's rural regions. With welcoming, generous locals and a slower pace of life, the country's natural beauty is best exploring by bike. Or simply choose Hiking On The High Tonkinese to lay back in a hammock with a book and a banana smoothie, it's up to you! After all we've been through, we're as excited as ever to get back into Mother Nature.
LEARN ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR
Vietnam has been occupied and divided by other countries for decades, so its long history is understandably complex. But no single event has battered the nation worse than the Vietnam War. The aftermath war is preserved in museums and monuments, such as the Cu Chi tunnels outside of Ho Chi Minh, that can now be visited by tourists. Learning about Vietnam's history is an intriguing, crucial history lesson, definitely a must-do when backaging Vietnam Endless Adventure.
WANDER THE PASTEL STREETS OF HOI AN
In Central Vietnam you'll find Hoi An, a charming town of pastel streets and colonial-style architecture. As day turns to night the electric lights make way for lanterns, transforming the traditional trading town into a magical affair. Sip a Vietnamese coffee by the river, get a suit tailored for cheap, or wander the town's markets, temples and galleries - there's plenty to do in the 'Venice' of Vietnam, our tour Da Nang – Hoi An will fulfill your expectations !
EXPERIENCE LOCAL LIFE IN THE MEKONG DELTA
Get a taste of ancient riverside lifestyle in the Mekong Delta, aka the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam. Our Along The Mekong River and Mekong Delta Cycling Tour small group tours include an overnight stay in the heart of the Mekong where we learn how the locals make a living, try delicious fresh produce, and even learn catfishing the traditional way... by hand!
Although we can not travel throughout Vietnam just yet, a March 2022 reopening is looking likely! Travel restrictions are beginning to ease and tourism will return with a surge in demand, so now is the time to let Vietspace Travel planning your next adventure!