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Vietnam international travel guide

Landscape view of Vietnam


Vietnam is part of Asia with main city at Hanoi. It's usually 🌀️ 22.54 °C in Vietnam with a rainfall of 🌧 36.70 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Vietnam. Internet speed in Vietnam is on average 3.8 Mbps. In Vietnam you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 93M people. The main currency is Dong. The languages spoken are Vietnamese. Automatic teller machines are common in Vietnam. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~22.54 Β°C Β  🌧 ~36.70 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 93M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Vietnam has implemented nationwide social distancing measures in response to COVID-19. These measures may vary between provinces and change at short notice (see 'Travel'). Local authorities have also introduced quarantine measures for a localised diphtheria outbreak in Dak Nong province in the Central Highlands (see β€˜Health’). If you're in Vietnam, follow the advice of local authorities and monitor Australian Embassy social media for major updates. We advise you: Do not travel to Vietnam.

issued date: July 3, 2020


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

Vietnam uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type C and Type D.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Vietnamese


πŸ’± Currencies Used

Vietnam uses the Vietnamese ??ng (symbol: ?), code VND.Banknotes come in denominations of 500000, 200000, 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 ??ng.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Vietnam. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Vietnam. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.


πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Vietnam is on average 3.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Vietnam is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 130,310.00 VND, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: MobiFone, Vietnamobile, Viettel or Vinaphone. Vietnam uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Vietnam upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Vietnam, dial +, then 84 (the country code for Vietnam), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Vietnam, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 210 .


πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Vietnam you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.

πŸ†˜ Emergency




+229 21 30 17 69, +229 21 30 06 56

Fire department


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Last updated: February 3, 2021