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

Since the start of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Vietnam has closely monitored the situation and installed a series of proactive, comprehensive measures to combat the spread of the virus within the country and prepare its public health facilities. Past experience with other epidemics places Vietnam in a strong position to protect its population as well as visitors passing through. 


From November 2021, international tourists (foreigners and Vietnamese residing abroad coming from key and potential tourism markets of Vietnam) who meet the following conditions may travel to Vietnam.


Have a vaccination certificate recognized by a competent authority in Vietnam. The second dose or first dose must have been administered at least 14 days and not more than 12 months before entry. Alternatively, show a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued within 6 months before entry.


Have a negative test certificate of SARS-CoV-2 taken by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP-method test issued within 72 hours (from the time of sampling) before boarding.
Show that children under 12 years of age traveling with a parent or guardian have taken a RT-PCR test, showing a negative result, within 72 hours before boarding.
Have medical/travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum of $50,000 cover.


Any travelers experiencing symptoms of the virus — fever, cough and difficulty breathing — should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: 19003228.


To be updated according to the national regulations.