Viet Nam

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What is the COVID situation in Viet Nam?

+14,599 New COVID cases in Viet Nam
+230 New COVID deaths in Viet Nam
56.04% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 8, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 27 October 2021

Basic facts about Viet Nam

Viet Nam is a medium-sized country located in South-Eastern Asia. The capital of Viet Nam is Hanoi and the most spoken language is Vietnamese. The national currency in Viet Nam is Vietnamese đồng (VND).

What taxi apps are available in Viet Nam?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Viet Nam. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Vietnamese đồng (VND)Official currency
1 EUR~26016.41 VND
1 USD~22930.01 VND

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Viet Nam?

The official language of Viet Nam is Vietnamese. Traveling across Viet Nam if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Viet Nam was ranked 65th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Viet Nam?

There are 3 common plug types used in Viet Nam:

Type A 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Viet Nam?

Currently, citizens of 22 countries can enter Viet Nam without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Viet Nam?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Viet Nam.

Data last reviewed on: 27 October 2021

Is it safe in Viet Nam?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On August 9, 2021, the risk level for Viet Nam was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Viet Nam

113 Police
114 Ambulance
114 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Viet Nam?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol

  • 1.5L of liquor (22 percent or higher volume), 2L of liquor or wine (under 22 percent volume) and 3L of alcoholic beverage or beer

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500 gram of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 27 October 2021

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