Vietnam travel vaccinations

What should you bring to Vietnam?


As there are several to take, we leave you the updated information of the necessary vaccinations to travel to Vietnam for all types of travelers who are going to visit the country, as well as the diseases that can be found.

Measles is very contagious, it is caused by a virus transmitted through the air when you breathe, cough or sneeze. Symptoms are high fever, rash, cough, red and watery eyes and runny nose.

There are cases of diarrhea, severe lung infection or ear infection. Severe cases are very rare, causing death. Measles is severe in infants and people who are malnourished or have a weakened immune system (HIV, cancer, etc.).

Typhoid fever is a serious disease transmitted by contaminated food and water. Symptoms include high fever, stomach pain, weakness, loss of appetite and headache. It rarely causes internal bleeding and death.

Japanese encephalitis is transmitted through mosquito bites. Symptoms may take 5 to 15 days to appear and include headache, fever, confusion, vomiting and difficulty moving. This severe disease can cause death.


Fortunately, more and more countries in Asia are open to travel despite the coronavirus. Vietnam has not lagged behind and, after a partial opening in previous months, decided to open its borders to everyone on March 15, 2022.

Fortunately, the harsh wave of infections caused by the Omicron variant has almost completely subsided in the country. This is causing that the harsh restrictions seen a few months ago are no longer in place.

Something to keep in mind is that, when you leave Vietnam, you will have to wait at least 30 days to be able to enter the country again and get another 15 days of visa extension. In case you want to make several entries or want to stay longer continuously, you have to apply for a visa in advance. This can be done at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate abroad or online, this is known as an eVisa.

The eVisa of Vietnam allows you a single entry to the country (if you leave, it is invalidated) and a stay not exceeding 30 consecutive days. The most economical is to process it directly through the official portal and forget about intermediary agencies. It costs 25$ and it takes 3 working days to get it.


Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country whose capital is Hanoi.    The currency is the Dong. 80% of the population does not profess any religion. Vietnam is known for its beaches and spectacular nature.

Travelers should be up to date with vaccinations according to the vaccination schedule for children and adults.    These vaccinations include, for example, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and diphtheria, tetanus and polio vaccines.

Some travelers, either because of their age, work, lifestyle or underlying illness, may be at higher risk of an infectious disease, so they should be up to date with additional recommended vaccinations.

There are high altitude points such as Mount Fansipan 3,143m. It is possible to suffer from altitude sickness on ascents above 2500m. Its definition and prevention are detailed in “Take care of your trip”.

There is a risk of transmission of dengue, chikungunya and zika. These are viral infections transmitted by diurnal and urban mosquitoes. They cause a flu-like illness; cases of severe dengue fever are rare in travelers. As a preventive measure, it is recommended to avoid mosquito bites, as there are no medicines or vaccines. In case of fever, headache and/or tiredness, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible, especially a Tropical Medicine and International Health Service.


Please note: our clinics will remain closed while we develop new ways to help travelers. If you have a registration request or similar need, please contact us through our online form.

Tourists who wish to be fascinated by the beautiful scenery can visit the jungles, caves, grottos and immense limestone pillars. Those looking to explore new flavors and foods will be delighted with the cheap and delicious street food.

Yes, some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Vietnam. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccinations: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, and influenza.

See our vaccines page for more information on infections and vaccinations. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment by calling or schedule one online now.

A visa is required to enter Vietnam, but can be obtained through travel agencies and can be picked up upon arrival in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang airport. Visitors can also obtain a Phu Quoc extension which is valid for 30 days if you are only traveling to Phu Quoc. Mexican citizens are not eligible for Vietnam’s E visa program.

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