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Covid-19 Situation Report: Vietnam
11 September 2020 | Written by Chris Alexander

Confirmed cases: 1,059
Deaths: 35
Recovered: 890 

Vietnam’s borders remain closed to foreign travellers. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are currently allowed to enter the country. Anyone entering Vietnam will need to undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival. 

Festivals and religious events, sports events, large gatherings, and non-essential businesses such as karaoke bars, clubs and massage parlours are suspended in a number of major Vietnamese destinations, including Hanoi, Hoi An, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan.  

On 4th September, the city of Da Nang lifted social distancing restrictions, while inter-provincial transport resumed on 7th September. Hai Duong Province remains under social distancing orders until further notice. Foreigners and residents in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, and Hanoi are required to wear masks in public may be fined from 100,000VND to 300,000VND for failure to comply. 

Vietnam’s Immigration Department has announced that all foreigners who entered Vietnam after 1st March 2020 on visa exemptions, e-visas or tourism visas will be given automatic stay extensions at no extra cost until 30th September, 2020. Foreigners in the country during this time must fill out medical declarations online and temporary residence declarations with their hotels or landlords. 

The Panorama Destination Vietnam office has been put into ‘hibernation’ until further notice, or until the Covid-19 situation has stabilised. We are working to ensure the safety of Panorama Destination clients when the country, and our operations, reopen. We have already introduced a set of health and safety protocols based on a dedicated Covid-19 policy and continue to work alongside the Government and with other DMCs in Southeast Asia, to ensure safe and standardised services for all returning visitors. Our offices in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia remain open. Panorama Destination will continue to provide the latest breaking news regarding Covid-19 and its impact on tourism via our social media channels: 

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(Please note that the Covid-19 situation continues to develop on an almost daily basis. All information above is accurate at the time of writing – for the latest updates, please refer to our social media channels, or get in touch directly) 

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