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General Information

The national language of Vietnam is Vietnamese.

There is no official language in Vietnam.

The national currency of Vietnam is đồng (₫) (VND).

1 VND equals  .
equals  VND.

Location

Vietnam

The distance from to Vietnam is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Vietnam. Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Vietnam is 48. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 113 to call the police in Vietnam.

LGBT

Vietnam has a score of 0 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Vietnam ranks #68 worldwide.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Vietnam should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Vietnam:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Vietnam to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Vietnam differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Vietnam, the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type C
  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Vietnam and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Vietnam. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Heavy rain today through Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 67–76°F  /  19–25°C 79% 85%
Sun November 10 67–74°F  /  20–23°C 88% 100%
Mon November 11 68–78°F  /  20–26°C 94% 100%
Tue November 12 69–83°F  /  20–29°C 88% 65%
Wed November 13 68–86°F  /  20–30°C 90% 40%
Thu November 14 70–81°F  /  21–27°C 89% 47%
Fri November 15 70–83°F  /  21–28°C 88% 42%
Sat November 16 70–85°F  /  21–29°C 87% 34%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:44 am and sets at 05:19 pm. This equates to 11.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Vietnam, it is in . When the sun sets in Vietnam, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Vietnam is 11.00 VND. Every kilometer costs an additional 12.50 VND. Every hour of waiting time costs 30.00 VND.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Vietnam.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 20.00 VND in Vietnam.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 144.00 VND.

The legal drinking age in Vietnam is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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