Travel advice for Viet Nam.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Viet Nam.

Travel money:

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in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

New Dong VND

Further Information

Credit cards


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  • Elementare Sicherheitsregeln beachten.

  • Tragen Sie keine Wertgegenstände (Uhren, Schmuck, teure Kameras, etc.) auf sich.

  • Nachtfahrten vermeiden.

Besondere rechtliche Bestimmungen

  • Das Fotografieren von militärischen Einrichtungen und öffentlichen Bauten (Flughäfen, Brücken usw.) ist verboten.

  • Sehr strenge Gesetze zur Drogenbekämpfung (bis lebenslängliche Haft/Todesstrafe).

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 6 h / + 5 h during our summer time

National language

Official language


Language capabilities

English and French

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • 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.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Hanoi, Central Building Office, 15th floor, 44 B Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Tel. +84 4 39 34 65 89


International driver's license required.


Hanoi (Ha Noi)


220 volt / adapter recommended

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Opening hours


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)

Health situation
  • 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.

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