Before you go
It’s likely that you might get stomach upset eating street food or any foods in Vietnam. Be prepared with diarrhea tablets such as Imodium or other medicinal treatments. Be sure to drink only from bottled water!
It’s true that some countries do not need a visa, but for other nationalities it is necessary.
There are 2 main ways to obtain a Vietnam Visa.
- At the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in your country.
- A pre-approved letter for picking up an entry visa (issued on arrival at Vietnam’s International Airports) at the airport. See here.
Although not necessary by law, it is still recommended to get vaccinations for Vietnam. Many travelers choose cover against Typhoid and Hepatitis A, which can be contracted through contaminated food or water, regardless of where you are eating or staying in Vietnam. Check here for more information.
Vietnam a relatively safe city for travelers, but you should be aware of petty crime.
Take care of your valuables at all times. Travel insurance is strongly recommended, so why not check out World Nomads insurance. They’re my favorite!
It’s better to be safe than sorry! Keep your bags padlocked at all times. You can keep your valuables locked in the Hotel safe in your room.
Vietnam Airlines | Click here
Fly Vietnam| Click here
Jet Star Pacific | Click here
Viet Jet | Click here
You need two of these Apps. Grab or Uber.
These ride-hailing apps will save you from being scammed by local taxi drivers. They’re also cheaper and you can pay by cash in VND. Do download the apps well before you land, so you can leave the airport right away.