FAQ-Asia-Vietnam

What you need to know

Information and Facts

Vietnam offers travellers a vibrant culture, bustling cities as well as stunning coastlines, landscapes and Buddhist pagodas.  Taste delicious cuisine and explore stunning regions such as Ha Long Bay, Phu Quoc and Danang Beach.

Vietnam: Facts & Information

Weather

The north part of Vietnam has four distinct seasons characterized by weather changes reflecting each season. The south part of the country has two seasons: wet season (November to April) and dry season (May to October)

Safety

Vietnam is generally a safe destination all year round. It is recommended to take any necessary precautions as you would when at home; bring sun block and apply regularly, stay hydrated often, wear long-sleeved clothing and have copies on-hand of your important documents. We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance.

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.

Currency & Customs

The Vietnamese Dồng is the currency used in the country. To enter the country, you must have a valid passport (with an expiry date of six months passed the time of your departure) as well as a travel visa. For any tour, restaurant or hotel service, the customary tip amount is 10%.

Electricity

Vietnam’s electrical standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and 50 Hz.

Language

Vietnamese is the national language of Vietnam.