Medical personnel generally speak little or no English. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate cash payment for health services.
International health clinics in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City can treat minor illnesses and injuries, but more serious problems often require medical evacuation to Bangkok or Singapore.
You can purchase many prescription and non-prescription medications at pharmacies, some common U.S. medications may not be available.
You should bring adequate supplies of medications for the duration of your stay in Vietnam and ensure with the Ministry of Health that the medicine you need is allowed to enter Vietnam.
You should carry a copy of your prescription if carrying medicine in a travel case or container.
We strongly recommend travelers purchase medical evacuation insurance before visiting Vietnam.
Travelers to Vietnam are at risk of the following diseases: Tuberculosis, Dengue Fever, Zika, Avian Influenza (H5N1), and HIV.
Currently, authorities do not set an age for Covid-19-related procedural requirements.
Children still need to be tested for Covid-19 if there are requirements for this.
Even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, you may still be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19.
Do not travel until a full 10 days after your symptoms started or the date your positive test was taken if you had no symptoms.
Do not travel until a full 5 days after your last close contact with the person with COVID-19. It is best to avoid travel for a full 10 days after your last exposure.