- VND:Vietnam Dong
- Flight duration:
- GMT +7
WHEN TO GO
Being such a long country, the weather in Vietnam changes depending on region. As a general rule, there are two main seasons – a wet spell between May and September, and a dry one from November to April. Things really cool down up north in winter, but the south stays warm most of the year. Just remember to pack your suncream if you visit in March and April, as things can hit a sizzling 40°C. Bear in mind that afternoon showers are common during these summer months, too.
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Passports and Visas
You don’t need a visa to visit Vietnam, if you’re staying for 15 days or less, but you must have a valid passport. For longer holidays, you’ll need to get a visa before you travel. It’s best to get this from the Vietnamese Embassy in London. Alternatively, you can apply for a Visa Approval Letter beforehand, and bring this with you to get a visa at the airport in Vietnam. If you need assistance applying for your visa, we recommend the Travel Visa Company. That said, other suppliers are also available. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/vietnam/entry-requirements
For more information visit the Foreign Office website - www.fco.gov.uk/en/
Health & Safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s a good idea to visit your doctor a month or so before you travel for advice on vaccinations. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/vietnam/health.