Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Vietnam?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Vietnam are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Vietnam?

For up to date information around safety and security in Vietnam read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Vietnam.

Best time to visit Vietnam?

The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north.

Do I need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Visitors from the United Kingdom DO NOT require visa to enter Vietnam for a stay of no longer than 15 days and meet the entry requirements: UK British Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond arrival date. Passport has 2 blank pages for visa stamp. Stay for NO longer than 15 days with proof of onward travel.

What currency do i need in Vietnam?

The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong.

While visiting Vietnam

What wild animals live in Vietnam?

Indian elephants, bears (black bear and honey bear), Indochinese tigers and Indochinese leopards as well as smaller animals like monkeys (such as snub-nosed monkey), bats, flying squirrels, turtles and otters. Reptiles such as crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

What is the traditional food in Vietnam?

The national dish is called pho – a broth in which noodles, vegetables, and chicken, beef, pork or shrimp are added.

What Languages are spoken in Vietnam?

Vietnamese is the official language; English is increasingly favored as a second language. French, Chinese, Khmer and various highlander languages are alsospoken. Between 85 percent and 90 percent of Vietnam's residents are ethnically Vietnamese.

How much do you tip in Vietnam?

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong. Generally, tipping is not expected in Vietnam, but is very much appreciated. Many Vietnam workers do not earn much money and always appreciate the extra money to be made in tips.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Vietnam?

Local Vietnam travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Vietnam Numbers?

  • Police: 113
  • Ambulance: 115
  • Fire: 114
  • Embassy: +84 24 3936 0500

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Vietnam?

    The time difference is -6 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Vietnam?

    Vietnam Guidebook

    Best Vietnam guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Vietnam with this Vietnam Guidebook .