Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

COVID-19 Information

 

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Last updated 26 January 2022

This page has advice for Australians in Vietnam who are travelling to Australia.

For urgent consular assistance please call:

  • +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas; 24 hours a day 7 days a week)

For non-urgent consular assistance please email us: 

Returning to Australia

 

Flights to Australia

Vietnam Airlines

  • Vietnam Airlines have resumed commercial flights between Vietnam and Australia including:
    • Ho Chi Minh City - Sydney
    • Ho Chi Minh City - Melbourne
    • Hanoi - Sydney
  • For their latest flight schedules visit: International Flight Schedule (vietnamairlines.com)

Singapore Airlines

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Jetstar

  • Jetstar is flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore with onward connections to Melbourne and Darwin.

FAQs (Vaccination Certificates and Requirements)

Entry into Australia

You can travel to Australia if you’re

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian permanent resident or
  • in an exempt category

Temporary visa holders need to apply for an exemption to enter the country.

The Department of Home Affairs looks after entry to Australia.

Read more: Coming to Australia | COVID-19 and the border (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Quarantine after arrival

State and territory governments manage quarantine for overseas arrivals. You need to comply with the quarantine requirements of the state or territory you’re arriving in, and any other state or territories you plan to travel on to. Contact the relevant state or territory authority for more information about quarantine arrangements.

It’s your responsibility to ensure you meet entry and quarantine requirements.

Modified quarantine measures may apply if you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, depending on the state or territory you arrive in. 

If you’re planning to travel on domestically to another state or territory after arrival, check their entry and quarantine requirements. You may not be able to enter or may be required to quarantine, regardless of your vaccination status.

Read more : Re-entry and quarantine | Smartraveller

Pre-departure testing

You must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test when checking in for your flight to Australia.  The test must meet certain requirements. Some exemptions to pre-departure testing apply.

Some airlines require a negative test 48 hours before your scheduled departure time.

You can find a list of COVID-19 testing locations in Vietnam here: COVID-19 Vietnam Testing Locations (embassy.gov.au)

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Australia Travel Declaration

  • Before you travel to Australia, you should complete the Australia Travel Declaration at least 72 hours before your departure.
  • The Australia Travel Declaration collects your contact details in Australia, flight details, vaccination information, quarantine requirements and your health status.
  • You must complete the Australia Travel Declaration if you’re planning to use a foreign vaccination certificate.

Read more: Department of Home Affairs | COVID-19 and the border: Australia Travel Declaration

Information for Australians in Vietnam

Overseas financial assistance

If you’ve been unable to return to Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions and are experiencing financial distress, you may be eligible for interest-free loans to cover living costs while you wait for a flight to Australia and/or to help cover the costs of the flight.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra is administering the loans program. These emergency loans are only available as a last-resort. Applicants will have to meet strict eligibility criteria and must be intending to return to Australia as soon as a flight is available.

Read more: Smartraveller | Overseas Financial Assistance

Government Payments or Other Support

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident returning from overseas, you may be eligible for government payments and other support. Usually a person must be in Australia when they claim. However, your claim may be accepted while you’re overseas if you’ll be eligible when you return to Australia.

Read more: Services Australia | Australians returning from overseas

We understand it can be very overwhelming and confusing as each state/territory has their own restrictions in managing COVID-19. If you are unable to find the information online or need further advice we would recommend contacting the Australian National Coronavirus Hotline+61 2 4018 3422.

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