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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Vietnam Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Vietnam is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.8 / 5

Travelling Vietnam is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.9 / 5

Vietnam shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Vietnam), the Advisory Index is 1.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: China (2.4), Cambodia with 2 and Laos with 1.5 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Vietnam

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Vietnam.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Vietnam from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Viet Nam.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/viet-nam

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Vietnam.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/vietnam-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är gott. Var försiktig i trafiken. Bekanta dig med säkerhetsarrangemangen på kryssningsfartyg. Följ väderprognoser och förbered dig på omväxlande väder.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/VN

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Vietnam. Du bør dog være opmærksom især på risikoen for lomme- og tasketyverier.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/vietnam/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/vietnam

Individual rating changes for Vietnam

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Vietnam. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Vietnam changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Vietnam with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Vietnam with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Vietnam with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Vietnam with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Vietnam with a rating of 2.0.

About Vietnam

Vietnam with its capital Hanoi is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly larger than New Mexico (329,560 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and Cambodia. The climate can be described as tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March). The landscape is low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest. With a population of about 86.12 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Hanoi
Population about 86.12 million
Size 329.560 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than New Mexico
Common languages English, French, Central Khmer, Vietnamese, Chinese
Currency Dong (short: VND)
Common voltage (electricity) 127/220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +84
Internet Top Level Domain .vn
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 VN
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 VNM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 704

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Vietnam is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • groundwater contamination limits potable water supply
  • growing urban industrialization and population migration are rapidly degrading environment in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
  • logging and slash-and-burn agricultural practices contribute to deforestation and soil degradation
  • water pollution and overfishing threaten marine life populations

Natural hazzards

  • occasional typhoons (May to January) with extensive flooding, especially in the Mekong River delta

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Vietnam. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. chemical fertilizer
  3. coal
  4. food processing
  5. garments
  6. glass
  7. machine-building
  8. mining
  9. mobile phones
  10. oil

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cashews
  3. coffee
  4. peanuts
  5. pepper
  6. pork
  7. poultry
  8. rice
  9. rubber
  10. seafood

Vietnamese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Vietnam.

Export products

  1. clothes
  2. coffee
  3. crude oil
  4. electronics
  5. machinery
  6. rice
  7. seafood
  8. shoes
  9. wooden products

Import products

  1. automobiles
  2. electronics
  3. equipment
  4. machinery
  5. petroleum products
  6. plastics
  7. raw materials for the clothing
  8. shoe industries
  9. steel products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Vietnam?

Vietnam is currently rated at 1,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Vietnam is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Vietnam in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Vietnam.

How many travel advisories do you know for Vietnam?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Vietnam.

What is the size of Vietnam?

Vietnam has a size of 329,560 km² or 127,244 mi² which is slightly larger than New Mexico.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.