Travel 
Essentials

Welcome to Vietnam

Visa

Vietnam offers visa exemptions to travelers from 24 countries, and e-Visas to travelers from 80 countries. Travelers can also easily apply for a visa on arrival online or in person at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate.    https://visa.mofa.gov.vn/Homepage.aspx

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Health Declaration form

Travelers are required to complete the Health Declaration form before coming to the airport as required by the Ministry of Health. Fill in the information by following the instructions at the website Help (tokhaiyte.vn) or via the Vietnam Health Declaration App.

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Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VND) in denominations of 500,000; 200,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000 banknotes. Coins include VND 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500 and 200. These values have paper note equivalences.

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Exchange

Travelers cheques are accepted at most banks. Hotels sometimes charge a commission. Cash dollars in good condition are accepted in many places, so small denominations are VERY useful to carry. The exchange rate can fluctuate considerably. Remaining Vietnamese currency can be exchanged for US dollars at the exchange bureau at the airport.

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Credit Cards

Most major hotels and big restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi accept Visa and MasterCard.

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Language

Vietnamese (official), Chinese, English, and French.

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Electricity supply

 220V, 50Hz / 110V, 50Hz

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Airlines

Vietnam Airlines is the national carrier and has the most flights daily, while Vietjet, Bamboo Airways and Pacific Airlines both offer affordable deals for short hops around the country.

BAMBOO AIRWAYS
www.bambooairways.com


VIETJET AIR
www.vietjetair.com


VIETNAM AIRLINES
www.vietnamairlines.com

INTERNATIONAL CARRIERS

AEROFLOT
www.aeroflot.com


AIR FRANCE
www.airfrance.com


ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
www.ana.co.jp


BRITISH AIRWAYS
www.britishairways.com


CATHAY PACIFIC
www.cathaypacific.com


CHINA AIRLINES
www.china-airlines.com


CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES
www.csair.com


EMIRATES
www.emirates.com


EVA AIR
www.evaair.com


GARUDA INDONESIA
www.garuda-indonesia.com


JAPAN AIRLINES
www.jal.com


KOREAN AIR
www.koreanair.com


LAO AIRLINES
www.laoairlines.com


LUFTHANSA
www.lufthansa.com


MALAYSIAN AIRLINES
www.malaysiaairlines.com


PHILIPPINES AIRLINES
www.philippineairlines.com


QANTAS
www.qantas.com


SINGAPORE AIRLINES
www.singaporeair.com


THAI AIRWAYS INTL
www.thaiairways.com


TURKISH AIRLINES
www.turkishairlines.com


UNITED AIRLINES
www.united.com


UZBEKISTAN AIRLINES
www.uzairways.com


VIETNAM AIRLINES
www.vietnamairlines.com
 

COVID-19

Starting from 0:00 on May 15, all Vietnam destinations are open, no self-isolation is required, and all regulations for SARS-CoV-2 testing required before entering will be temporarily suspended.

Requirements for international visitors to Vietnam (inbound):

Travellers entering via air:


Have a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result (except children under 2 years old) using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before entry into Vietnam or have a negative rapid test result within 24 hours before departure certified by the competent authority of the country where the test is performed.

Travellers entering via land, rail and sea routes:
*Have negative test result as mentioned in section above

*In case no presenting proof of negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified at section above, entrants are required to undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test at the border gate before entry (using RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2). If receiving a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, are allowed to entry and join tour activities, if the RT - PCR test result returns positive, must follow strictly to the regulations of the health authority.

*Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2; having not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or having never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 before, are allowed to entry and participate in activities outside the accommodation with their parents and relatives.
*Must make a health declaration before entry and install/use the Vietnam health declaration application (PC-COVID), implement measures to prevent and control the pandemic as prescribed during the stay in Vietnam.
*At the border gate, if having signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, muscle or body aches - fatigue - chills, new loss of taste or smell, etc.), be sure to immediately notify the health authority at the border gate to take medical measures as prescribed.
*Having medical or travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of USD10,000.
*During 10 days from the date of entry, tourists are requested to continue to self-monitor health, if having signs and symptoms of SARS-COV-2 (a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficult breathing, muscle or body aches - fatigue - chills, new loss of taste or smell, etc.), must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for timely guidance and management; take prevention measures, wear medical face masks regularly, disinfect hands with hand sanitiser.


Ensure conditions on exit and entry according to Vietnam's immigration laws and other relevant regulations when travelling in Vietnam.