Viet Nam

Capital Hanoi

Population 92,700,000

Area 331,212 km2

Key facts

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 25209.89 VND and 1 USD is worth 23482.5 VND.

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Banknotes

₫100₫200₫500₫1000₫2000₫5000₫10000₫20000₫50000₫100000₫200000₫500000

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Coins

₫200₫500₫1000₫2000₫5000

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 111.89 Mbps and mobile is 55.91 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Viet Nam.26.26 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Viet Nam, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

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.

Type A 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

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).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Viet Nam will celebrate 4 national public holidays.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2022 New Year’s DayTết dương lịch
April 30, 2022 Reunification DayNgày Giải phóng miền Nam, thống nhất đất nước
May 1, 2022 Labour DayNgày Quốc tế lao động
September 2, 2022 National DayQuốc khánh

Tourism

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.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Viet Nam.

There are Radisson hotels in 5 cities.

The Accor 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.

The Subway chain operates in Viet Nam.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Viet Nam.

The Starbucks chain operates in Viet Nam.

Weather

What is the weather like in Hanoi?

Today the sun in Hanoi, rises at 6:29 AM and sets at 5:52 PM. The climate of Hanoi may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9RainLow: 20.6°C (69.08°F)High: 25°C (77°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: 20.5°C (68.9°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 21.4°C (70.52°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 22.1°C (71.78°F)High: 28.7°C (83.66°F)
MondayFeb 13OvercastLow: 21.2°C (70.16°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
TuesdayFeb 14OvercastLow: 17°C (62.6°F)High: 23.2°C (73.76°F)

Weather data for Hanoi (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

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.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Viet Nam.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 3.7, Viet Nam is placed 104th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Viet Nam traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 30.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Viet Nam

113 Police
114 Ambulance
114 Fire police

Sources

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.

Alcohol allowance

  • 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

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500 gram of tobacco
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