Vietnam travel guide

Information you MUST KNOW when visiting Vietnam for the first time

Friends who have never been to Vietnam and plan to go to Vietnam for vacation should know some information about Vietnam in advance. This article provides helpful information for tourists visiting Vietnam for the first time. It will show you the latest updates, which are very helpful for your tips before traveling.

1/ When should I go to Vietnam travel?

Choosing a suitable travel time may be the first thing you need to do to take a vacation and plan your trip. Therefore, December to April is the best time to travel to Vietnam to enjoy the journey. Avoid the storms (in July and August) and Avoid the rainy season in the south (May to October).

When should I go to Vietnam travel?

2/ Passport and Vietnamese visa

To enter Vietnam, you must bring your passport, which is valid for at least 06 months after entering Vietnam.

Most foreign citizens need valid visas to come to Vietnam for any purpose. Residents of some countries that have signed visa exemption agreements with Vietnam do not need to obtain visas to Vietnam for specific purposes within a certain period. Moreover, not all travelers who need Vietnamese visas can obtain visa support upon arrival. Therefore, please make sure you need a Vietnam visa and get visa support when you arrive.

Nowadays, there are two ways to obtain a Vietnamese visa: apply for a visa at the Vietnamese embassy or apply for a landing visa after arrival. Of course, the landing visa is more convenient and time-saving, but please note that it only applies to those who travel to Vietnam by air. Applying for a Vietnamese visa online can receive an approval letter before your trip. After arriving at the airport, submit the approval letter, passport, two photos (4 * 6cm), and visa fee (US $25-50) to get a Vietnam visa stamp.

Apply for a Vietnamese landing visa online: https://www.vietnamimmigration.vn/apply-vietnam-visa/

Information you MUST KNOW when visiting Vietnam for the first time

3/Vietnamese currency

The currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong (VND).

The latest update of the exchange rate is: 1 USD~23500 VND

Entering Vietnam, you can exchange money at the airport or bank. Please remember, after payment, that the note you received must be intact, not torn, and too vague. In addition, with your dollars, you must make sure that there are no stains or words on them.

If you don’t like to use cash, you should exchange a little because the Vietnamese still want to use some money. Only restaurants, hotels, and modern convenience stores have POS for people who pay by card, but you must pay 3-3.5% of the bank charges to use credit cards. Visa MasterCard is the most common card in Vietnam. In Vietnam, you can’t pay with Alipay and WeChat. Please confirm with the seller whether they accept credit cards and the exchange rate they will use before purchasing or using the service.

It would be best to ask for the price before buying anything or using any service (such as taxis, street food, drinks, etc.).

What should I take with me when traveling to Vietnam?

4/What should I take with me when traveling to Vietnam?

Personal documents: passport, Vietnamese visa (if necessary), travel insurance, air ticket, all travel confirmation vouchers, passport photos, and the latest travel information.

  • Clothes and luggage: You can take the right clothes according to the travel time. You should wear light jackets, comfortable shoes, and convenient clothes, as you will explore different areas with different weather and temperatures. Don’t only wear shorts and clothes that are too exposed, because it is not allowed in pagodas and temples here.
  • Money: ATMs are everywhere, so you don’t need to bring too much cash. You can withdraw some money from them at a reasonable exchange rate.
  • Personal articles: travel hair dryer, bath towel, shaving appliances, brushes, toothpaste, etc. You can take it from home or buy it from many convenience stores after arriving in Vietnam. In Vietnam, most hotels/guest houses have these facilities. The good idea is always to put important things in your bag when you go out.
  • Electrical equipment: Internet connectivity and Wi-Fi are everywhere (hotels, restaurants, cafes, etc.). In addition, in Vietnam, the voltage is 220V, so if your device uses a different voltage, you must bring a power adapter. Chargers and pre-charged batteries are essential for long journeys.
PERHAPS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

Since March 15, 2022, Vietnam has lifted the travel ban, and business travel and vacation to Vietnam have become possible again. Apply for a visa in a timely manner and read all the regulations on the remaining coronavirus in Vietnam before departure.

From 17 Oct 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from Mumbai – Da Nang with a frequency of 3 flights/week every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from Mumbai – Da Nang to travel without having to transit.

From 28 Nov 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from Bangalore – Da Nang with a frequency of 4 flights/week every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from Bangalore – Da Nang to travel without having to transit.

From 18 Oct 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from New Delhi – Da Nang with a frequency of 4 flights/week every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from New Delhi – Da Nang to travel without having to transit.

From 29 Nov 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from Hyderabad – Da Nang with a frequency of 4 flights/week every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from Hyderabad – Da Nang to travel without having to transit.

From 01 Dec 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from Ahmedabad – Da Nang with a frequency of 4 flights/week every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from Ahmedabad – Da Nang to travel without having to transit.

From 08 Sep 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from Mumbai – Phu Quoc with a frequency of 4 flights/week every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from Mumbai – Phu Quoc to travel without having to transit.

From 09 Sep 2022, Vietjet has opened another flight from New Delhi – Phu Quoc with a frequency of 4 flights/week every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Therefore, Indian citizens or foreign citizens living in India can fly directly from New Delhi – Phu Quoc to travel without having to transit.