Vietnam announced on Friday that it will suspend issuing visas to South Korean nationals.
The government said the measure aims to help Vietnam contain the spread of the coronavirus epidemic and limit the impact of the virus on its economy and society.
The Vietnamese government also announced that any other foreign nationals who have visited South Korea will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival.
South Korea has recorded 2,337 coronavirus cases — the largest outbreak outside of mainland China.
As of Friday, Vietnam has 16 confirmed cases of the novel virus.