Need to know

All information help you before coming to Vietnam, on arrival and during your travel in Vietnam. Show you what you must know when travelling here.

Is language a problem in Viet Nam?

Everyone in Vietnam seems to be learning English. Standards are relatively high considering the country has only been open for just over a decade. Most young people and many of those working in the tourist industry speak sufficient English to communicate at a basic level. You’ll find more and...

How safe is Vietnam?

Vietnam is a relatively safe country to visit. That said, there are increasing instances of theft, especially in HCMC where pickpockets and snatch thieves on motorbikes are the worst menace. The best tip is to be vigilant at all times. Often cute kids or old grannies have deft fingers. Leave all...

What medical precautions do I need to take?

It is important to visit a doctor or specialist travel clinic as early as possible (preferably two months) before departure to allow time for the recommended courses of vaccinations. This is particularly important if you suffer from any medical condition and/or are travelling with young...

What do I need to know regarding visas to enter Vietnam?

The most important thing is to make sure your Vietnam visa is stamped with the correct dates and the correct entry and exit points. The standard tourist visa is valid for a period of up to 30 days. If you’re going for less than 30 days you can either specify the exact dates, but it is probably...

The climate in Vietnam

Vietnam has a particularly complicated climate and, like elsewhere in the world, weather patterns have been changing over recent years. The situation described below is therefore only an indication of the type of weather you can expect. Northern Vietnam Climate Starting in the north, autumn...

Quick Tips/Suggestions in Hoi An

-This town is best seen by bike. It is that perfect size, where a bike will get you anywhere in an instant and a walk may seem a little too far. -Come into stores with an idea of what you are looking for and how much you want to spend. It is amazing how well they can convince you to buy more...

Exit and Entry Procedure in Quang Ninh

1. Vietnamese and Chinese tourist companies are delivered a Tourist Card to use during their travels in Vietnam.  2. These Tourist Cards are documents delivered only for Chinese citizens with a pass to Vietnam. - They are used only once, valid for no more than 30 days, and their validity...

Death involving foreigners

Legal basis - Civil Code promulgated on October 18, 1995 (Articles 54, 60-64). - Decree 83/1998/ND-CP on birth and death registration (Articles 1, 5, 9, 30 and 71). Competent authorities The police, the municipal or provincial health authority and the forensic medicine council must...

Traffic accidents involving foreigners

Legal basis - The 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. - The Ordinance on Privileges and Immunity for Foreign Diplomatic Agencies, Consular Agencies and Representative Agencies of...

Prosecution and judgment of cases involving foreigners

Legal basis - The 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations - Ordinance on Privileges and Immunity for Foreign Diplomatic Agencies, Consular Agencies and Representative Agencies of International Organizations in Vietnam dated March 28, 1993. - The civil code, the criminal code and the...