VietnamBackpacking in Vietnam Post-COVID-19

Backpacking in Vietnam Post-COVID-19

Since the first confirmed case of COVID in Vietnam back in January 2020, the country has taken serious measures including temporary lockdowns of affected cities and the closure of tourism destinations to contain the virus outbreak. Eventually, these areas would be reopened after a quarantine period and the Vietnamese government had insisted that these areas be strict with their safety precautions against the virus.

With all of these precautions in place, it was only natural that domestic travels would eventually resume. After all the many social distancing periods, backpacking in Vietnam post-COVID-19 has become a popular travel idea, and anxious travelers are trying to take advantage of the time frame to fulfill their traveling needs.

Check out Updates on International and Domestic Flights in Vietnam

Safety Precautions in Vietnam Post COVID-19

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 temperature check

Temperature checks are now performed at the entrance of many tourist attractions as well as enclosed public spaces

For the time being, Ho Chi Minh City and Bac Giang Province are the 2 critical points of community outbreaks of the virus. As a result, traveling to, from, and within these areas is highly restricted and backpacking to these places is out of the question.  

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 temperature check

Even though domestic travels are opened and there are now standards for COVID-19 safety precautions, it would be wise to take your own measures against the virus when you can.

As a reminder, below are some necessary precautions that you can take as a traveler backpacking in Vietnam Post-COVID-19:

  • Maintain social distancing. Stay a meter or more away from others when you can help it.
  • Wear a face mask whenever you are out in public. If using a disposable mask, discard it after returning from a public space.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be used as a substitute if washing your hands isn’t an available option.

More on Safety Measures to Travel  Vietnam during COVID-19

Recommended Destinations for Backpacking in Vietnam Post COVID-19

Choosing a destination for travel in Vietnam post-COVID-19 isn’t any different than before. The majority of attractions in the places listed below are opened to tourists, especially the larger cities. So take your pick and make plans for what interests you!

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 hanoi original

Hanoi Old Quarter, with its mixture of old French and Vietnamese architecture

Explore Hanoi – Wander around Hanoi Old Quarter to discover hidden attractions and visit many historical sites throughout the city.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 ninhbinh original

Ninh Binh as seen from atop Mua Cave

Enjoy Ninh Binh – Surrounded by lush mountains and rivers, Ninh Binh is a place where you can truly immerse yourself with nature. The atmosphere will be a complete contrast to any big city in Vietnam.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 sapa original

Terraced rice fields of Sa Pa

Get adventurous in Sa Pa – Go on a trekking adventure through Sapa and see Vietnam’s mountainous wild side. It is an area with a unique culture that is deeply rooted in its traditions.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 hue original

Hue Imperial Palace

Relax in Hue – Hue is a city known to be rich in its history and its culture. Although this city is much more quaint compared to others, it still remains a remarkable destination.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 danang original

The Dragon Bridge of Da Nang

Hang out in Da Nang – The coastal city of Da Nang is known for its beaches and many beautiful bridges.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 hoian original

Hoi An Market

Stroll through Hoi An – Take a stroll through the historic town of Hoi An. The historical buildings and architectures give the town its unique scenic charm.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 dalat original

Da Lat landscape

Go to see Da Lat – Located in the highlands of Vietnam, Da Lat boast some of the coolest weather in all of Vietnam. Admire the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and mountains.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 hcmc original

Ho Chi Minh City downtown area

Experience Ho Chi Minh City – Known as Vietnam’s largest metropolis, the rush of this city’s lifestyle is one to experience. If you are a foodie, you will be able to find just about any type of food here.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 muine

The White Sand Dune of Mui Ne

Check out Mui Ne – Mui Ne is a quaint fishing village, but its main attraction is the sand dunes sitting in its backyard.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 mekong original

Rowing through a small canal of the Mekong Delta

Tour the Mekong Delta – Immerse yourself in this unique culture where life revolves around the Mekong Delta’s waterway system. Experience the floating markets and experience life on the water.

backpacking in vietnam post covid 19 phuquoc

One of the pristine beaches on Phu Quoc

Visit Phu Quoc – The largest island in Vietnam is a vacation getaway on Vietnam’s southern tip. Phu Quoc is known as a destination for its beaches and water activities.

Note: You can find information about accommodations, transportation options, attractions, and foods all within the specific blog about the destination of your choice.

Check out our private motorbike tours with professional local guides
for fun and insightful trips in Ho Chi Minh City!

family outing in ho chi minh city motorcycle

Suggested Budget for Backpacking in Vietnam Post COVID-19

In general, your budget for a Vietnam trip will largely depend on your actual traveling plans. If you are opting for a more casual trip, then a moderate budget will suffice. However, if you plan to go on any tours at popular tourism destinations, you can expect to plan for a larger budget.

Your choices in things like accommodation (hostels vs. hotels), food (street foods vs. Western foods), transportation (public vs. private), and choices of attractions will all determine your budget level.


For our suggested budget for backpacking in Vietnam post-COVID-19, the table below will serve to give you a rough estimated idea of how much you can expect to spend per day at a given budget level.

 Budget  Accommodation  Food  Transporation  Attractions  Average Daily Costs (excluding attractions) 
 Low US$ 5 US$ 10  US$ 5 US$ 5 US$ 20
 Medium US$ 15 – 20 US$ 15 US$ 15 US$ 20 US$ 45 – 50
 High US$ 50+ US$ 25 + US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 95 +


Final Words on Backpacking in Vietnam Post-COVID-19

Backpacking in Vietnam post-COVID-19 is possible with domestic traveling opening up for Vietnam. Not only are tourist attractions adhering to COVID-19 precaution standards, but many restaurants and businesses are adapting to operating under these circumstances. With all that is said, we hope that you have found this blog encouraging enough to plan for a domestic travel trip soon!

Get the world-leading travel insurance for your trips in Vietnam:

- Advertisement -

More Vietnam Travel Guides

Get off The Tourist Trails in Hanoi

Hanoi has been so famous for its tourist attractions like Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum,...

Where to Stay in Halong Bay

Halong is always on top of the Vietnam travel list for international and local...

Expected Expenses for a Road Trip in Vietnam

With the vaccinations rolling out and COVID cases dropping, traveling is only a matter...

Where to Buy a SIM Card in Hanoi

In this high-tech era, the SIM card plays an essential part in not only...

Taking the Trains in Vietnam

The Vietnamese railway system was first established by the French and has been sustainably...

Famous Vietnamese People

Who are the most famous Vietnamese people in Vietnam? In what ways did they...
Powered by 12Go system