Frequently asked questions
1.1 Who should buy travel insurance?
For those who want to travel without worries.
1.2 Which agency can i buy travel insurance?
It depends on your choice. If you have not decided which agency to buy travel insurance, we recommend our insurance partner Pacific Cross (https://pacificcross.com/ )to protect you financially from unforeseen events during your trip.
2.1 What is the local currency in Vietnam ?
The local currency in Vietnam is Vietnam dong.
2.2 ATMs are available everywhere in Vietnam ?
You can find it easily in the main cities of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Saigon, Hue, Hoian, Danang, Nha Trang and these ATMs only provide Vietnam dong.
2.3 Can I make ordinary purchases in dollars or euros ?
Yes, but this is only possible in first class restaurants, luxurious hotels or souvenir shops or markets for foreigners. We advise you to use the local currency - VND to pay for your purchases.
You can change dollars or euro into VND at the airport or in major hotels.
2.4 How much cash can I bring into Vietnam?
There is no limit on the amount of cash you can bring into Vietnam. However, according to Article 2 of Circular n°15/2011/TT-NHNN dated 12 August 2011, if the currency totals are more than 5,000 USD (five thousand US dollars) or their equivalent in foreign currency; 15,000,000 VND (fifteen million Vietnamese dong); you must make a customs declaration.
2.5 Do children have the right to carry cash by themselves when they enter or exit Vietnam? If yes, how much?
If he/she has an individual passport in their own name, he/she has the right to carry the same amount as the adult. If the total amount are more than 5,000 USD (five thousand US dollars) or their equivalent in foreign currency; 15,000,000 VND (fifteen million Vietnamese dong); he/she must make a customs declaration.
3.1 MAXIMUM QUANTITIES ALLOWED
Please note: If the total value of the goods transported (including the value of alcoholic beverages and manufactured tobacco) exceeds the value exemption in the table below, you must make a customs declaration and pay VAT.
MAXIMUM QUANTITIES ALLOWED
Products and Goods
Maximum quantities allowed (per person per day)
- Alcohol and alcoholic beverages with over 20% alcohol by volume
- Alcohol and alcoholic beverages with less than 20% alcohol per volume
- Alcoholic drinks, beer
- 1,5 litres au total
- 2,0 litres au total
- 3,0 litres au total
(Persons under 17 are not entitled to the alcohol allowance)
- 200 units
- 20 units
- 250 gr
(Persons under 17 are not entitled to the tobacco allowance)
- with the total value not exceeding 10 000 000 VND (ten million Vietnamese dong)
4.1 How long is a passport valid for?
A child’s passport is valid for 5 years, compared to a standard adult length of 10 years.
4.2 What to do if my passport is lost or stolen abroad?
- If your passport has been stolen, you must contact the nearest local police and the Embassy or Consulate to report it.
- If you lost your passport, you must make a loss report at the nearest Embassy or Consulate.
4.3 How long should a passport to be valid to travel in Vietnam?
For the purpose of travel, Vietnam requires a passport validity of at least six months from the date of entry into Vietnam.
5.1 Who needs an entry visa to Vietnam?
People want to enter Vietnam need a visa except those who are citizens of a country benefit from the Program Vietnam Visa Exemption.
5.2 How to get a visa to Vietnam ?
- Contact the Vietnam Embassy in your country of residence
- Apply for the visa on arrival.
For more information, click here. (https://phubinhvoyages.com/visa-dentree-44.html)
5.3 Documents required to obtain the visa on arrival?
1. Letter of invitation issued by the competent Vietnamese authorities.
2. Passport (valid for at least 06 months from the date of entry into Vietnam).
3. Two photos ID.
4. Visa fee (cash).
5. Visa application form available at the airport.
5.4 Process to obtain Visa on Arrival ?
For more information, click here. (https://phubinhvoyages.com/visa-dentree-44.html)
5.5 Which international airports accept the visa on arrival in Viet Nam?
Visa on arrival can be obtained in any of these five Vietnam international airports:
- Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi
- Danang Airport
- Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City
- Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong
- Cam Ranh Airport in Khanh Hoa
5.6 What is Letter of invitation?
Letter of invitation issued by the Vietnamese competent authority. It is a compulsory part to enter Vietnam, according to the Code of immigration of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It allows you to embark on a flight to Vietnam.
Note: Vietnam visa on arrival is applicable to air travel only.
5.7 How to get Letter of invitation ?
For more information, click here. (https://phubinhvoyages.com/entry-visa-44.html)
5.8 Who are exempted from visa to Vietnam ?
Please visit the website of Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see the full list of visa-exempt nationalities.
5.9 My nationality is French. Do I need an entry visa to Vietnam ?
If you are staying for 15 days (or less) in Vietnam, you will be exempted from the Vietnam visa, according to the Vietnamese policy for French nationals.
If your stay is more than 15 days, the entry visa to Vietnam is obligatory.
6. SERVICES OF PHU BINH VOYAGES
6.1.1 How to make a service reservation with Phu Binh Voyages ?
To make a service reservation with Phu Binh Voyages, please:
- Send your reservation request to our email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to you within 24 hours!
- Call our hotline number 84 28 3890 6388 for any emergency services.
- Make a reservation directly at our office in Vietcomreal Tower, 5th floor, 68 Boulevard Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
6.2.1 How to make a settlement ?
For the settlement, we have three methods:
- Payment by bank transfer
- Online payment via Onepay Secure Payment Gateway
- Payment in cash or POS (acceptable if there is an agreement between Phu Binh Voyages and the client)
For more details, please see term 2 of our Booking conditions.
6.2.2 When do I have to pay for my tour ?
Upon your reservation confirmation email, you must:
- Settle totally international air tickets and visa fees purchased by PHUBINH VOYAGES (if applicable).
If your tour is confirmed more than 35 days before the date of departure, you have to pay:
- A deposit on the total amount of the reservation.
- The balance will be paid to PHU BINH VOYAGES no later than 30 days before the day of departure.
If your tour is confirmed less than 35 days before the date of departure, you have to pay:
- The total amount of the reservation.
6.3.1 Can I modify or cancel my tour ?
Yes, of course you have the right to modify or cancel your tour. For more details on this subject, please see term 4 and term 5 in our Booking conditions.
6.3.2 Can I get a refund after canceling my trip ?
For more details on this subject, please see term 5 in our Booking conditions.
6.3.3 Phubinh Voyages issue the invoice for our tour ?
The official invoice will be issued after your payment of the total amount. You can ask us to make an invoice for your group or for each member of your group.
6.3.4 Who should I contact if there is a problem in my trip ?
In any case, you can contact us by email email@example.com or call 84 28 3890 6388 (hotline number). We are always at your disposal.
7. OTHER QUESTIONS
7.1 I'm going to Vietnam for the first time. Where should I go ?
Vietnam is known for its nature beauty with beautiful beaches and magnificent mountainous regions. The culture, history and gastronomy are also very interesting to discover and experience. The most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam are Hanoi, Halong, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon and Mekong Delta.
7.2 When is the best time to travel to Vietnam ?
There is no best time to visit Vietnam because the weather and climate of each regions are different. When one region is wet, another has a sunny and pleasantly temperate climate.
This means that there are always great destinations to visit Vietnam throughout the year.
7.3 What vaccines are required for travel to Vietnam ?
Currently, there are no compulsory vaccinations in Vietnam. However, the recommended vaccines are hepatitis B; typhoid fever; Hepatitis A, Japanese encephalitis and antimalarial drugs.
7.4 How to get an entry visa to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar ?
Please consult our visa service to see the answer.
7.5 What is the time zone of Vietnam ?
In Vietnam, it is GMT + 7 hours.
7.6 What languages are spoken in Vietnam ?
Vietnamese is the national language. English is practiced more commonly on the street as our economy becomes more integrated with the world and due to the influx of tourists.
Some useful Vietnamese words:
Hello/ Hi = Xin chào
Thank you = Cám ơn
You’re welcome = Không có chi
7.7 How to make a phone call from abroad to Vietnam ?
Vietnam telephone area code is +84. To make a call to Vietnam, just simply dial 0084 + +
For example: If you want to call us, please call 0084 28 3890 6388.