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Vietnam international travel guide in December 2023

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Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

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Vietnam is part of Asia with main city at Hanoi. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 20.68 ยฐC in Vietnam with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 66.35 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 Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~20.68 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~66.35 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 93M people

Vietnam Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our advice for Vietnam. We've lowered the travel advice level. We now advise exercise normal safety precautions. You no longer need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or tests to enter Vietnam. You'll need to isolate if you contract COVID-19 in Vietnam and closely monitor your health if you're a close contact. Public health measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing are in place. These vary between provinces and could change at short notice. Follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.
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Vietnam Weather

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๐ŸŒง Rainfall

Vietnam Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Vietnamese

Money in Vietnam

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling in Vietnam

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“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 .

Driving in Vietnam

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

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

Vietnam country map

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