Vietnam destination information

All you need to know before visiting Vietnam

Vietnam summary

Vietnam is a medium sized country with around 93M Vietnamese. Official language is Vietnamese. Vietnam uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+07:00. Currency used in Vietnam is Dong (VND).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 184
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 172

ATMs in Vietnam are Common. Internet speed in Vietnam is on average 3.8 Mbps. In Vietnam you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Ho Chi Minh City
🗣️ Vietnamese
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 93M ☀️ ~24 °C 🌧 ~151 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 331k km2 (128k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Vietnamese


Currency 💱

1000 VND = 0.04 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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 ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Vietnam uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :

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

Fire department :


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 .

international: + 84 210 1234567
calling local: 0210 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Vietnam is on average 3.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Vietnam is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Vietnam you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Vietnamese embassies

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