WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

What is the situation of Coronavirus in Vietnam?

Updated 6 March 2020

16/16 Covid-19 infected patients in Vietnam have been discharged from hospitals, which continues to keep Vietnam pioneer as the highest recovery rate of the world, according to Since 13th February, Vietnam has not reported any new cases.

Until present, Vietnam has closely monitored the situation and taken concrete measures to ensure the safety of locals and travelers and prepare its public health services. Promoting infection prevention, while isolating and quarantine citizens with travel history to infected regions within 14 days and people with close contacts to patients, Vietnam makes sure that there is no spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Vietnam among the first three countries succeeded in recreate COVID-19 outside China

Vietnam has successfully researched, completed, and piloted a test kit for early COVID-19 discovery, approved the World Health Organisation (WHO). Now it is among 6 centers in the world to manufacture COVID-19 test kits, producing 10,000 kits daily.

VN actively prepares for returning citizens from nCoV affected regions, sending charter flights to bring back citizens to separate airports and quarantined areas

Việt Nam coronavirus song, “Ghen Cô Vy” catches worldwide attention, getting featured on UNICEF, BillBoard with the iconic Washing Hand Dance.

Updated 24 February 2020  

15/16 Covid-19 infected patients in Vietnam are discharged from hospitals, which continues to keep Vietnam pioneer the highest recovery rate of the world.

Infected provinces in Vietnam announce free from Covid19 including the famous tourist Khanh Hoa – Nha Trang.

Eviva would like to share Singaporean Prime Minister’s great speech. Vietnam has great experience during SARS, the first country announce free from SARSthe first country can treated SARS patients successfully, the infected country with lowest death (only 5) during SARS pandemic 2003, again Vietnam government continue to shows their strong and aggressive action in the fight for Covid19 and shows great success so far. The speech was translated by Eviva team to help ensure the psychology among Vietnamese community about the pandemic.

Vietnam weather forecast shows we receive warm climate coming sooner than other years while these days, it is sunny and warmer in Vietnam, surely Vietnam will be one of the Coronavirus free country in the world and be one of the first country safe to travel in the world as we are in the favourable conditions for coronavirus to lower their spread and die as summer is coming sooner this year.

We once again would like to show our gratitude to travellers who decided to keep their plan travelling to Vietnam during the spread and would like to welcome you all to come to our country when the warm summer weather is coming. We do hope travelling to the south, spending time by the high temperature and sunny sea would protect yourself the best during this pandemic.

Updated 13 February 2020  

The Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) has successfully cultivated and isolated the new coronavirus, among the first 3 countries in the world could make it.

With the isolated virus, Vietnam’s scientists successfully develop the quick coronavirus test kit. Currently, it takes about four hours to get the results if doctors use the standardized testing method called Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), which is applied worldwide and recommended by the World Health Organization.

It would also offer further research for vaccines against the virus in the future. Click here for the latest WHO’s coronavirus report.

Updated 11 February 2020

Vietnam applied bans all flights from and to China over coronavirus to control the spread of the pandemic. The current situation seems better for Vietnam when it sees the weather with more sun and higher temperature and the current infected patients are in good conditions, and no death report, even the first two Chinese Wuhan patients.

Therefore the country authority decided to continue the famous F1 – Fomula1 Vietnam Grandpix 2020 3-5 April 2020.

We hope travellers enjoy the trip and dont forget to wear masks and implement preventive measures.

Updated 10 February 2020

For WHO report, please go:

9 February 2020, the world sees the tremendous increase number of China and other countries including infected and death. Total death: 909 in China and 1 in the Philippines. While Vietnam sees very slow increase and all related are quarantined by law. Only related workers from Wuhan cases and very close contact with them were reported infected from not-tourist province of Vietnam, other normal people in tourist destinations have been reported no more infected cases any more so far.

Vietnam sees warmer weather with more sun and coming end of February to March, the higher temperature and climate are for the cease of spread from corona. Vietnam sees the same situation in 2003 from SARS.

We wish travellers travel safe with our preventive measures collected from CDC, WHO and Vietnamese best doctors for SARS as above.

Updated 07 February 2020

FEELING SAFE – travellers to Vietnam say during nCoV period.


With serious action nationwide by the government, Vietnam sees the strong status of controlling the pandemic of nCoV. For 9 infected cases (7 coming from Wuhan), 3 were discharged from hospitals, the other 6 are in good conditions.

The government’s control includes applying hygiene to all the sightseeings and common places, stopping all the festivals, supporting travellers the best in their preventive measures, …

Current WHO updated cases on 4 Feb 2020:

Updated 03 February 2020

Vietnam Government continues their great efforts in controlling the nCoV situation. Vietnam announces 8 cases of coronavirus infection, 7 of whom came back from or got transit in Wuhan. 2 have been cured successfully and discharged from hospital. Among 236 suspected cases, 163 cases tested negative to 2019-nCoV, 73 cases are quarantined and monitored closely, and 73 cases in normal health conditions are also quarantined for safety reasons.

For travel sector, no customers or company staff have been reported infected. All the travel companies in Vietnam have supported their best for their customers for the delay or protecting themselves while travelling in Vietnam.

Please find the useful information what you should do while travelling in Vietnam here: Download

Updated 30 January 2020

Vietnam announces 3 people coming back from Wuhan infected with coronavirus. So far, in Vietnam: 2 Wuhan father and son officially infected while the son has been cured successfully to be negative to coronavirus. 32 suspected in the quarantined zone, 65 other suspected were tested to show negative, 43 people got contact with the infected are not supervised closely.

WHO declares Coronavirus Outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency

Hongkong announces new vaccine for coronavirus now under test.

We recommend travellers do not plan to travel to Vietnam during this time. You can plan next winter as the coronavirus (the similar to SARS) cant survive during summer in Vietnam (the same situation with SARS).

For travellers who already booked and insist on coming, please follow the direction bellow while travel in Vietnam.

Dear our valued customers,

While Vietnam faces the pandemic, you still choose to travel to support our country. We appreciate for that and we recommend you the followings during your travel:

1. Older people with diseases or lower immune system are highly recommended NOT to travel during this period. (More than 50% of the people died with Coronavirus are above 50 years, no one under 15 has reported dead). Eviva will support our best as possible when you cancel or postpone the services.

2. If not yet planned, plan your trip to Vietnam after the pandemic (expectedly after summer time as SARS sees the same when the weather becomes extremely hot, the virus die).

3. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds in the right way, especially after touching animals or animal products. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. (from CDC)

4. Avoid sick animals and spoilt meat.

5. Avoid rubbish from the markets and wild animals.

6. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. (from CDC)

7. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. (from CDC)

8. Use reliable masks while travelling.

9. Don’t touch the button in the elevator, public areas that people touch with your hands.

10. Don’t shake hands or hug, kiss.

11. For the tour products, we recommend the hotter, warmer and high humidity places where the coronavirus has limitation to spread.

12. Eviva recommends the more off the beaten track path and less touristic areas to avoid the spread of the virus and to provide the most authentic experience.

13. Eat any type of garlic (fresh is the best), lemongrass and lemon, honey, and ginger to increase their immune system to this type of virus. Therefore, please note with Eviva Travel Consultant so that we arrange your meals accordingly.

14. Stay home when you are sick.

15. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

16. Stay 1-2 meter away from other people.

17. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash or with your elbow angle instead of your hand.

18. Practise exercises and meditation every day to increase your immune system.

Viet Nam became the first country to be removed from the list of countries with local transmission of SARS and the least number of death during SARS pandemic. As Eviva owner and her family (3 of them sitting in the middle for the last photo of the article) came back to life from SARS. Experience shows that when we open the door, keep the weather hot and open, the virus can go out and die under the Vietnam hot temperature weather.

We hope summer is coming soon and the doctors will announce the new vaccine for Coronavirus soon so that travellers can travel safely and happily in Vietnam.

What is the situation of Coronavirus in Vietnam?

Updated 28 January 2020

There are two official infected Wuhan father and son reported in a hospital in Saigon. The son has been found negative to Corona virus while the father (who has 4 other diseases background) is still positive. No Vietnamese people have reported positive to Coronavirus.

Currently, the government of Vietnam has been calling for the emergency campaign to prevent coronavirus. We temporarily do not issue visas to Coronavirus infected areas.

Da Nang and Nha Trang temporarily stops receiving tourists from conoravirus infected regions.

Everything about Coronavirus.

What are the symptoms of someone infected with a coronavirus?

It depends on the virus, but common signs include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, an infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Prevention and Treatment

How to protect ourselves?

Useful sources:

The new coronavirus: What we do — and don’t — know

The Coronavirus: How to Stay Safe

What is a coronavirus?

Eviva-SARS 2003

Eviva owner and her family members in the middle (most serious patients during SARS 2003)

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