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Updated: 12 April 2023

Latest update: We’ve updated the latest information on traveling to Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Viet Nam. Vietnam is officially reopened for tourism activities in the new normal, they’ve changed Vietnam’s tourism policies to be more open. These are guidances for Vietnam’s entry:

  • You no longer need to have a negative COVID-19 test result (both rapid test and RT-PCR test).
  • You don’t need two doses of COVID-19 certificate.
  • You should take preventive action such as wearing a mask, cleaning hands with disinfectant solutions, and other government regulations.

Weather updating in Can Tho


Traveling to Vietnam as well as to Can Tho and the Mekong Delta has become easier and easier due to the open government regulations. The locals are also comfortable to tourists as they were before the covid-19 pandemic. There is no Covid-19 reason now to prevent you from traveling to the amazing tourists attractions throughout Mekong Delta. Contact us now to get more Vietnam traveling advice. Therefore, please be cautious of deep-flooded roads in Can Tho, and limit going out when it rains heavily. It is expected that the high tide will recede after those days, and all activities will be back to normal. Hope you all will be safe on your trip.

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Emergency & Embassy numbers in Vietnam:

  • Emergency & Rescue: 112
  • Call police: 113
  • Call fire and rescue: 114
  • Call ambulance: 115
  • Can Tho Centers for Disease Control: 1900-888-670
  • Police of Ninh Kieu district: +84-29-2389-8542
  • Police of Binh Thuy district: +84-29-2384-1574
  • Police of Cai Rang district: +84-29-2384-6969
  • Embassy of United Kingdom (U.K.): +84-24-3936-0500
  • Embassy of United States (U.S.): +84-24-3850-5000
  • Embassy of Australia: +84-24-3774-0100

Embassy of Vietnam numbers:

  • Embassy of Vietnam in U.S.: +1-202-861-0737
  • Embassy of Vietnam in U.K.: +44-20-7937-1912
  • Embassy of Vietnam in Australia: +61-2-6286-6059
  • Embassy of Vietnam in U.S.: +1-202-861-0737
  • Embassy of Vietnam in U.K.: +44-20-7937-1912
  • Embassy of Vietnam in Australia: +61-2-6286-6059

Above are some of embassies in Vietnam.

Find more information of your country’s embassy at: https://www.embassypages.com/vietnam

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Current Risk Level

Level risk travel Can Tho low
  • The risk level when traveling to Vietnam is quite low.
  • Taking appropriate precautions of covid-19 to prevent the level of being positive.
  • Be cautious about shopping scams and frauds.
  • The risk level of natural disasters is negligible, because, no storm or flood happened in the Mekong Delta since the latest one of 20 years ago.

Latest News Update

Starting from 0:00 on May 15, all Vietnam destinations are open, no self-isolation is required, and all regulations for SARS-CoV-2 testing required before entering will be temporarily suspended.

Vietnam has fully reopened for international tourism without any Covid-19 restrictions. Check out more information at: The official website of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

What you should consider before traveling to Vietnam:

  • Travel insurance
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More detail

Often check the government regulations, restrictions and news about Covid-19 when you are staying in Vietnam.


Although the risk level of sexual assault, robbery, scam and fraud to tourists happening are low, be cautious about strangers who want to approach you and don’t neglect to observe your values.


Although Vietnam has been opened to tourists, Covid-19 is still one of the most concerning issues here. Check it out the latest travel regulations or news of the government at: https://moh.gov.vn/web/ministry-of-health

Be cautious about Insect-borne diseases such as malaria, zika virus, dengue fever, chikungunya, japanese encephalitis (JE) and filariasis. Use insect repellent and prevent insects, mosquitoes in particular, from entering your room or accommodation.

Animals in Vietnam can be dangerous when they carry the virus that causes rabies. Never feed a monkey! If you are bitten or scratched by an animal such as a dog or monkey, immediately go to the nearest medical clinic for vaccination and treatment.

The level of air pollution of Vietnam is high. Air pollution can make the condition of bronchitis, sinuses, and other respiratory diseases… worse. Check the air quality of your area before leaving your stay at https://www.iqair.com/world-air-quality to take appropriate precautions such as wearing a quality mask before going out.

Local Regulations

Vietnamese authorities have the right to take preventive measures for Covid-19 such as social distancing if the pandemic breaks out again. The methods can be varied among provinces. You should follow the guidance of local authorities if there is something happening.

Penalties for extremely serious crimes such as Drug crimes, Murder, Rape and so on in Vietnam are severe, including capital punishment.

Surrogacy as well as not bringing identify papers along when traveling to Vietnam are considered as ILLEGALS.

Penalties for violating Vietnam regulations are applied for everyone and even teenagers who are below 18 years old, involving imprisonment in juvenile or adult prisons.


The 30-day visa exemption is granted if you enter Vietnam via one of the international airports or a maximum 15-day through land borders (limited twice a calendar year). Entering and exiting conditions can be changed at short notice. You should contact the nearest embassy or consulate in Vietnam for the latest details.

You no longer need to have a pre-arrival COVID-19 test, present a full COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate or a passenger’s health declaration form on arrival in Viet Nam.

COVID-19 protection insurance is no longer mandatory, but it’s still encouraged as Covid-19 is still spreading out in many areas.

Restrictions can be changed by the government at short notice. Check with your airlines, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) or The nearest VietNam Embassy to get the latest updates.

Covid restrictions could be applied in some provinces or districts. Check the restrictions are applying before traveling and following the local government’s advice.

Local contact

Contact your country official embassy in Vietnam to get informations about what you can and cannot do when being in Vietnam.

Check on website, newspaper, social media or any other sources of your country embassy to get the most correct informations and news.

Find information of your country embassy at: https://www.embassypages.com/vietnam


Please kindly inform that if you are eligible for Vietnamese Visa exemption (except for 5 year visa exemption), you are not required to do anything beforehand, including completing any Vietnam visa exemption form.

Just make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months following your arrival date and has at least 02 blank pages. And then, upon arrival at the port of entry in Vietnam, please show your passport to enter Vietnam.

No. At the moment, visa extension is not available for those staying in Vietnam with visa exemption. In case you want to extend your stay in Vietnam, you are highly recommended to leave Vietnam and then come back with another visa exemption.

This way is known as the Vietnam visa run.

Vietnamese foreigners and foreigners who are spouses or children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens are exempt from visa requirements to enter Vietnam.

Visitors in this group are allowed to stay visa-free for up to 6 months.

Visa granted on arrival is only given to travelers holding a pre-approval visa letter. This letter can be arranged within a few days via your local embassy or a third-party travel agent before your trip.

Vietnam also offers e-visas for stays of up to 30 days to citizens of 46 countries.

Most likely, the worst you’ll come home with is the common cold or some minor stomach woes. Heat-related illnesses such as heatstroke and dehydration can be an issue in the hot season.

Stay vigilant about hydration and applying sunblock.

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