The COVID-19 outbreak has triggered dramatic changes to the way we travel. If you plan to visit Vietnam, the following tips will help you navigate these new rules and challenges:
- Before locking in your flight, find out if any travel bans or restrictions apply — in both your destination and origin. Get the latest updates by checking official government websites.
- When you go through airport checkpoints, do not remove your face mask. You will be required to briefly lower it to verify your identity. Anyone refusing to wear a face mask may be fined and denied boarding.
- Instead of handing a TSA agent your boarding pass, position it straight on the reader yourself. After that, hold it up for inspection.
- TSA now permits passengers to take one container of hand sanitizer, up to 12 oz (350 ml) in size, in carry-on luggage. This will have to be removed from your bag for X-ray scanning.
- To minimize handling during screening, place personal items such as your belt, phone and wallet into your carry-on instead of the bins.
- Separate any food you’re carrying for X-ray scanning. Food items often set off the alarm. Placing them in a clear plastic bag and into a bin reduces the need for a TSA officer to touch and inspect your belongings.