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Based on latest protocol issued. Last update: January 24, 2022.

What happens if I’ve tested positive for Covid-19 in Vietnam?

If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19 in Vietnam, or present any symptoms such as fever, cough, and breathing difficulty, please contact the Ministry of Health hotline immediately at 1900 3228. The officials will give you instructions on whether to arrange a quarantine unit or hospital for treatment.


Costs related to Covid-19 medical treatment in public hospitals are covered for Vietnamese nationals only. Foreigners have to pay themselves or have a health insurance with Covid-19 coverage. 

If I am infected/admitted with Covid-19 what happens to my family/room mate?

Anyone who you were in contact need to undergo quarantine. Please take the test and report to the Ministry of Health, and they will provide instructions on the next step.

What are the current restrictions on travel to/from and within Vietnam?

Are expats accepted by government hospitals for test and treatment for Covid-19?
Does the government pay for medical expenses in Vietnam?

Expatriates are accepted by government hospitals but they would need to pay for their treatment themselves. 

If a patient has to be admitted to a private hospital for Covid-19 treatment, will the government pay for medical expenses?

The government will not cover medical expenses related to Covid-19 at a private hospital.

Here’s a list of top hospitals in Vietnam.

Is there a phone number for emergency that I can call?

Hotline: 1900 9095 or 1900 3228
Call the hotline if you show any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been exposed.