Viet Nam is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. There are 3 countries (Cambodia, China, Laos) that Viet Nam shares its borders with. The official language of Viet Nam is Vietnamese. Traveling across Viet Nam if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Viet Nam was ranked 66th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Viet Nam is Vietnamese đồng (VND). The dong (₫) is subdivided into 100 xu.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 26640.86 VND and 1 USD is worth 24615.24 VND.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Viet Nam is 190.55 Mbps and mobile is 63.41 Mbs.The global average is 179.65 Mbps and 125.35 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Viet Nam.27.05 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Viet Nam, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 3 socket types used in Viet Nam. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2024, Viet Nam will celebrate 4 national public holidays.
|January 1, 2023
|New Year’s DayTết dương lịch
|April 30, 2023
|Reunification DayNgày Giải phóng miền Nam, thống nhất đất nước
|May 1, 2023
|Labour DayNgày Quốc tế lao động
|September 2, 2023
|National DayQuốc khánh
What hotel chains are present in Viet Nam?
There are no Mariott hotels in Viet Nam.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Viet Nam.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Viet Nam.
What fast food chains are present in Viet Nam?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Viet Nam.
The KFC chain operates in Viet Nam.
The Burger King chain operates in Viet Nam.
What is the weather like in Hanoi?
Weather data for Hanoi (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Hanoi.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Viet Nam.
Emergency phones in Viet Nam
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- 1.5L of liquor (22 percent or higher volume), 2L of liquor or wine (under 22 percent volume) and 3L of alcoholic beverage or beer
- 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500 gram of tobacco