Vietnam travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Vietnam with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Vietnam.

Vietnam travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Vietnam with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Vietnam - quick facts
Flight time 15 hours
Time difference UK +7 hours
Language(s) Vietnamese
Currency Vietnamese Dong
Electricity A + B + C plug (220V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Vietnam?

Considering a holiday to the Vietnam? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Vietnam tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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Vietnam weather

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Vietnam travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Vietnam from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Vietnam.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Vietnam travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Vietnam with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Vietnam, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Vietnam covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Vietnam with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Vietnam travel features

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Vietnam FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Vietnam including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Vietnam due to Covid-19?

Vietnam is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Vietnam.

Check out Ministry of Health, Vietnam for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Vietnam?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Vietnam. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Vietnam from the UK?

The flight time to Vietnam from the UK is typically 15 hours.

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What is the time difference between Vietnam and the UK?

The time difference between Vietnam and the UK is UK time+7 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Vietnam?

The main language spoken in Vietnam is Vietnamese.

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What is the currency in Vietnam?

The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (VND).

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Which plugs are used in Vietnam?

Vietnam uses electrical plug type A + B + C (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Vietnam?

They drive on the right side of the road in Vietnam.

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Do you need a visa for Vietnam?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Vietnam.

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