What are the penalties for consuming alcoholic beverages at places where it is prohibited in Vietnam?

Alcohol and beer are type of beverage which can harm the user's perception as well as social order if consuming too much. Therefore, the consumption of alcohol and beer must comply with the regulations of the law. Below are the penalties for consuming alcoholic beverages at places where it is prohibited in Vietnam.

1. Places where the alcoholic beverage consumption is not allowed

What are the penalties for consuming alcoholic beverages at places where the alcoholic beverage consumption is prohibited in Vietnam? (Illustration)

Pursuant to Article 10 of the Law on Prevention and Control of harmful effects of alcoholic beverages 2019 stipulates places in Vietnam where alcoholic beverage consumption is not allowed:

- Health facilities.

- Educational institutions during teaching, learning and working hours.

- Nursing care centers and recreational centers for minors.

- Rehabilitation centers, compulsory educational institutions, reform schools, prisons and other detention facilities.

- Social protection centers.

- Workplaces of regulatory authorities, political organizations, socio-political organizations, socio-political-professional organizations and public service providers during working hours, except for places where the trade in alcoholic beverages is allowed.

- Public places prescribed by the Government of Vietnam.

In Vietnam, Article 3 of Decree 24/2020/ND-CP stipulates public places where consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited as follows:

Article 3. Public places where consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited

Other than the places specified in Clauses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Article 10 of the Law on Prevention and Control of Harmful Effects of Alcoholic Beverages, public places where the consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited include:

1. Parks, except restaurants inside the boundaries of parks which have obtained licenses to trade in alcoholic beverages before the effective date of this Decree.

2. Bus stops.

3. Cinemas, theaters, cultural and sports centers during the period of events that they host according to their licensed main purposes, tasks and functions, except when they host food and cultural events where consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted.

2. What are the penalties for consuming alcoholic beverages at places where the alcoholic beverage consumption is not allowed in Vietnam?

Pursuant to Article 30 of Decree 117/2020/ND-CP stipulating:

- A fine ranging from 500.000 VND to 1.000.000 VNDshall be imposed for consuming alcoholic beverages at places where the alcoholic beverage consumption is not allowed

- A fine ranging from 1.000.000 VND to 3.000.000 VND shall be imposed for consuming alcoholic beverages before or during working or learning hours or break times

A fine ranging from 500.000 VND to 3.000.000 VND shall be imposed for consuming alcoholic beverages at places where the alcoholic beverage consumption is not allowed

Ngoc Nhi

0 lượt xem
  • Address: 19 Nguyen Gia Thieu, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
    Phone: (028) 7302 2286
    E-mail: info@lawnet.vn
Parent company: THU VIEN PHAP LUAT Ltd.
Editorial Director: Mr. Bui Tuong Vu - Tel. 028 3935 2079
P.702A , Centre Point, 106 Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 8, Phu Nhuan District, HCM City;