Vietnam Cycling Tours-Vietnam Bike Tours




Our SOPs are being revised and updated regularly and will continue to evolve in the weeks and months to come. The following guidelines should be seen as a minimum starting point to ensure guests visiting our destinations are provided with top-tier safety standards. The following are our general guidelines and may be adapted according to the situation in-destination with the idea that low-risk or no-risk countries will have more relaxed rules and high Covid countries will be more strict.


  • Entry requirements will be set by each destination you are travelling to and you will be informed of these when you book.
  • Whatever the country entry requirements are, will be required for every participant on a Vietnam Bicycle Travel trip.
  • Guests are kindly requested to bring their own masks and pocket sanitiser.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance (minimum USD 100,000) will be required.
  • It will be expected that guests will wear a mask (guides/drivers will do), along with frequent hand washing and avoid touching your face.
  • Regular contactless temperature screening at the entrance of any site/hotel/ restaurant/shop/public space may be performed.
  • Social/Physical distancing is practised in public places according to the rules in each destination visited and we expect all guests to follow local rules.


  • Arrival formalities will be dictated by each country and will be documented in your pre-departure information.
  • We expect masks to be worn on planes and arrival terminals and at temperature checks on arrival.
  • Participants are responsible for ensuring they carry all required information and documentation such as proof of vaccination, negative Covid testing etc.
  • Covid tests may be implemented on arrival as an additional precaution.


  • Drivers and guides will wear face masks when inside vehicles or public spaces.
  • Drivers and guides are not allowed to work if they feel unwell or have a fever above 37.5 C.
  • NO handshaking between drivers/guides and guests.
  • Briefing on COVID situation on arrival with specifics on local measures and social distancing.
  • No distribution of documents/papers from guides to guests.
  • Guides/vehicles to carry spare face masks in case guests require new ones.
  • Temperature checks by guides of drivers and guests three times per day, logged by guides.


  • Disinfection of luggage before loading into vehicles.
  • Disinfection of vehicles before tour starts and every second day.
  • Special focus on handles, safety belts, seating surfaces, headrests and windows.
  • Vehicle disinfection log to be kept by driver.
  • Disinfectant to be alcohol-based and follow WHO standards.
  • Disinfectant hand sanitiser available onboard for guests.
  • Spacing with a minimum 1 seat in between travellers.


  • Visits will be planned whenever possible to avoid crowded locations like markets and other public places.
  • Briefings/reminders on social distancing and specific safety precautions before arrival at public sites.
  • Guests can choose to skip a visit if they don’t feel comfortable.
  • No queuing by guests, tickets will be purchased in advance by company/guide where possible.
  • Social distancing during visits/walks.
  • It may be required to book pre-allocated visiting times at certain sites – details will be advised.


  • All restaurants and food outlets booked by Vietnam Bicycle Travel will have had to submit their safety and hygiene protocols and be cleared by Vietnam Bicycle Travel management.
  • Wherever possible and if the guest agrees, outside or terrace seating will be booked when available and desired.
  • Contactless temperature checks on arrival at restaurants.
  • All seating arrangements and chairs are to be disinfected/wiped in the presence of the guest.
  • Cutlery, glasses and dishes to be set up when a guest sits down.
  • All restaurant staff will wear masks.
  • Hand sanitizing alcohol to be provided at entrances and throughout restaurants.
  • Restrooms to be cleaned hourly and contact surfaces wiped/sanitized.
  • No menu cards to be offered/distributed. Alternatives will be pre-ordered menus, downloadable menus onto smartphones or blackboard menus.
  • No buffet meals will be offered/planned in itineraries.


  • All hotels booked will have to submit their safety and hygiene protocols to Vietnam Bicycle Travel or an approved Vietnam Bicycle Travel supplier.
  • Vietnam Bicycle Travel will always try to provide hotels with client info in advance to allow contactless check-in or the guide will perform check-in for the group.
  • Temperature screening via thermal or contactless screening upon check-in.
  • Hotels may require guests to follow social distancing rules and an enhanced cleaning protocol in some areas.