Here you will find important tips and useful information for Viet Nam.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
New Dong VND
An additional charge per withdrawal may apply in Viet Nam
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).
+ 6 h / + 5 h during our summer time
Hanoi (Ha Noi)
220 volt / adapter recommended
English and French
Hanoi, Central Building Office, 15th floor, 44 B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Tel. +84 4 39 34 65 89
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
International driver's license required.
Passport still valid after expiration of visa, visa, return or onward travel ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds.
Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa.
7.30/8.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
7.30/8.00 - 12.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 20.00/21.00 h (daily)
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria in nearly all parts of the country, except in centers of large cities, in the delta of the Red River and at the coast north of Nhza Trang.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Observe elementary safety precautions.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
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