COVID-19 Update: Latest Travel Restriction for Viet Nam-Bound Travelers

Viet Nam is doing what it has to do to contain the spread of COVID-19, which is at a very modest 49 cases, as of this writing, including 16 patients who have long since recovered. Isn’t it ironic that Viet Nam is placing restrictions on UK and other European travelers? Another graphic example of how some countries are doing a much better job at dealing with the spread of this virus. In case you’re wondering, Viet Nam has 49 cases (16 have long since recovered) and the UK has 801, as of this writing. The number of deaths are 0 and eight (8), respectively.

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China and elsewhere in the region, including cases in Vietnam. Vietnam has announced that from noon Vietnam time (0500 UK) on 15 March 2020 all foreign nationals will be refused entry to Vietnam if in the previous 14 days they have been to the UK, or any Schengen country, even in transit. This restriction will be in place for 30 days.

There is a high risk that British nationals may be put into 14 days of quarantine while the authorities impose travel restrictions. 

Source: Foreign travel advice Vietnam (GOV.UK)

Shalom (שלום), MAA