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Vietnam is a hugely popular holiday destination covering 331,699 square kilometres, with a population of around 96 million inhabitants; it might be on the smaller side in terms of geography but offers endless beauty and variety nonetheless. The people of Vietnam are generally very friendly and helpful as well, making the country an attractive holiday destination even for those who are not very experienced or nervous about travelling. 

The country offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking to spend your time drinking cocktails and relaxing at one of its many beaches, exploring the rich cultural history and stunning Buddhist temples, or eating amazing food and soaking in the hustle and bustle of a big city: Vietnam has it all. 

Why not visit the famous Ha Long Bay, composed of thousands of little islands covered in jungles or its numerous caves and lakes; some of these even have floating villages inhabited by fishermen? Find out how rice is grown in the idyllic Muong Hoa valley between Sa Pa town and the Fansipan Mountain or the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. The Bai Dinh Pagoda is also a must-visit for those wanting to experience the country’s spiritual side. Just be sure to remain respectful of the religious customs and practices and dress appropriately, covering your limbs. 

Covid 19 Summary 

Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, the Vietnamese government has currently banned foreign tourists from entering the country. It is not yet known when this ban will be lifted, meaning that U.S. citizens will not be permitted to enter Vietnam. Exemptions to this are limited for the moment and include diplomatic and a number of different business purposes for travelling. For more information on this, you can visit the website of the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Travellers who are permitted to enter the country will have to present a negative covid test and undergo health screenings upon arrival. They will also have to adhere to Vietnam’s strict quarantine protocols of both a 21-day quarantine and 28 or more days of health surveillance. Furthermore, they will be required to present a recent negative Covid 19 test (no older than 72h) before boarding a plane back to the U.S. from Vietnam.

The U.S. State Department’s advisory for Vietnam is currently at Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution), while the Centers for Disease Control classes it at level 1, indicating relatively low numbers of Covid 19 in the country. As countries slowly begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, we hope that travelling to Vietnam will once again be a feasible option in the near future. Some arrangements to make this possible might include travel bubbles or travel corridors between neighbouring countries or countries with low numbers of Covid 19.

Once U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Vietnam again for their holidays, Biirdee will be able to help you arrange your business class and first-class air travel. To get a competitive quote for your travels and save some money visit the Biirdee website: