Travel to Vietnam

Vietnam: travel info

Formalities, visas

A visa for Vietnam must be applied for before the start of the journey. As a rule, a visa is issued for a period of one month. The passport must be valid for another month for the intended period of departure. For a fee of 25 US dollars, you can also get a visa upon arrival at the airport.

Import and export of foreign currency

  • Local currencyThe national currency may neither be imported nor exported.
  • Foreigncurrencies Foreign currencies must be declared with a value of US $ 3,000 or more.

Departure fee

In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. When leaving Vietnam, this fee is:

Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City: US $ 12

Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi: US $ 14

Danang: US $ 8

These fees are usually included in the price of the flight. Import and export of

goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties. Duty-

free

The following quantities can be imported into Vientam duty-free:

  • 100 cigars, 500g tobacco or 400g cigarettes
  • 1.5 l alcohol over 22% and 2 l alcohol under 22%
  • 5 kg of coffee
  • 3 kg of tea

Vietnam: Travel Medicine, Vaccinations and Warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Vietnam, the following infectious diseases, which are not or less widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria: There is a year-round risk of malaria in the country. There is no risk of malaria in the major cities, in the Red River Delta and in the coastal areas of the central parts of the country north of Nha Trang. About 70% of the infections occur with the dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana
  • Lyme disease – from tick bites
  • dengue fever
  • Filariasis
  • Typhus
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Japan encephalitis
  • pest
  • Polio, polio
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • typhus

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Vietnam, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Japan encephalitis
  • Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus should always exist in the home country
  • Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Vaccination regulations

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.

Warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizens’ Service

Phone: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

Fax: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 51000

www.auswaertiges-amt.de

Vietnam: currency, shopping

The national currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong (VND).

1 dong (VND) = 10 Hào = 100 Xu

Conversion rate

You can find a currency converter here: www.forium.de

Bank opening hours

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m./8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Shop

Shop opening times

  • Monday Friday: 8:00 a.m./8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m./ 10:00 p.m.

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

Typical souvenirs include traditional ceramics and woodcuts. Other souvenirs are lacquer work (small wooden containers that are covered with a multitude of layers of lacquer), woven hats that can be worn against the sun and as rain protection, as well as silk fabrics and clothing. Moderate trading is allowed when buying.

Vietnam: Embassies and Consulates

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Vietnam embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Representations of Vietnam in Germany

The building of the Embassy of Vietnam is in the busy Elsenstraße in the Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenik. The embassy building is a representative looking villa. The parking situation in the vicinity of the embassy is extremely bad, as the available spaces are usually all occupied. It is therefore advisable to use public transport or a taxi. Opposite the embassy (approx. 100 m) is the “Treptower Park” S-Bahn station.

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Berlin

Elsenstrasse 3

12435 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 53 63 01 08

Email: [email protected]

www.vietnambotschaft.org

Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Office

building Siesmayerstraße 10

60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 79 53 36 50

E-Mail: [email protected]

German representations in Vietnam

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hanoi

29, Tran Phu

Hanoi

Tel: 0084 – 4 – 38 43 02 45

0084 – 4 – 38 43 02 46

0084 – 4 – 38 45 38 36

0084 – 4 – 38 45 38 37

Email: info @ hanoi.diplo.de

Web: www.hanoi.diplo.de

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City

126 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, G. 6, Dist. 3

Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: 0084 – 8 – 38 29 19 67

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.ho-chi-minh-stadt.diplo.de

Austrian representations in Vietnam

Austrian Embassy in Hanoi

53 Quang Trung Str., Prime Center 8th floor

Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi

Tel: 0084 – (0) 4 – 3943 3050-3

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.aussenministerium. at/hanoi

Honorary Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City

OSIC Center, 5th Floor, 8 Nguyen Hue Str., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: 0084 – (0) 8 – 38 90 60 06

0084 – (0) 8 – 38 27 57 66

Fax: 0084 – (0) 8 – 38 27 58 27

E-Mail: [email protected]

Representations of Vietnam in Austria

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Vienna

Felix-Mottl Strasse 20

1190 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 368 07 55

Email: [email protected]

Swiss representations in Vietnam

Swiss Embassy in Hanoi

Hanoi Central Office Building

15th Floor

44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street

Hanoi

Tel: 0084 – 4 – 39 34 65 89

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web: www.eda.admin.ch/hanoi

Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City

42 Giang Minh Street

An Phu Ward, District 2

Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: 0084 – 8 – 37 44 69 96

E-Mail: [email protected]

Representations of Vietnam in Switzerland

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Bern

Schlösslistrasse 26

3008 Bern

Tel: 0041- (0) 31 – 388 78 72

Email: [email protected]

Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Geneva

Chemin des Corbillettes 30

1218 Grand-Saconnex, Geneve

Tel: 0041 – (0) 22 – 798 24 85