Vietnam Travel Guide

Swift has put together this resource page for all travelers heading to Vietnam. Whether you have questions about travel documents you’ll need or what to pack, we have you covered. Below are some of the visa services we offer to those traveling to Vietnam.

Business Visas

Tourist Visas

Vietnam Travel Overview

Pack your bags because we’re heading to Vietnam! Located in Southeast Asia, this beautiful country has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to learn more about Vietnam’s history, spend some time in nature, or try out some delicious food, we know that you will fall in love with this incredible country.

Travel to Vietnam FAQ

Yes. U.S. citizens will need a visa to travel to Vietnam.

According to TripSavvy, the best time to travel to Vietnam is from December to February. The weather is mild, and there are typically fewer tourists during these months.

You can get the Vietnam visa process started by starting an order with Swift.  We'll guide you through the entire process. 

It can take anywhere from 1-6 business days to process your Vietnam visa application, depending on the type of visa you need.

Vietnam Travel Tips

Expedite Your Visa to Vietnam


Visit our order page and select Vietnam as your country. Use the dropdown menus to make appropriate selections, and you'll be directed to the right Vietnam visa product for you.

Submit Order

Place your order, and you will be charged for our visa service. From here, we'll guide you step-by-step by giving your instructions, telling you what documents to gather, and answering your questions.

Get Your Visa

After you complete the necessary steps and provide requested documents, Swift will process your order and ship your visa when it's ready.

Currency Used in Vietnam

The official currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnam Dong. The exchange rate is 0.000040 United States dollars to 1 Vietnam Dong. Vietnam Dong currently comes in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000, 200,000, and 500,000. 

Vietnam Vaccine Requirements

The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has put together a list of recommended and required vaccines for those visiting Vietnam:


Recommended Vaccines For All Travelers:

  • Measles
  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella
  • Polio
  • COVID-19
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis B

Recommended Vaccines For Most Travelers:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

Recommended Vaccines For Some Travelers:

  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Rabies
  • Malaria
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What are the current CDC travel requirements?

If you would like the latest updates on what the CDC requires for travel to Vietnam, we suggest that you visit the Vietnam section of the CDC website.  There you will find health notices, alerts, and updates on Covid-19. 

Top Things To Do While in Vietnam

  1. Spend the day at Ha Long Bay
  2. Visit the Temple of Literature
  3. View the breathtaking Datanla Waterfall
  4. Explore the capital city of Hanoi
  5. Do some shopping at the Old Quarter
  6. Take a hike around the Marble Mountains
  7. Have some family fun at the VinWonders Nha Trang
  8. Take in the beauty of Halong Bay
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Traveling in Vietnam

There are numerous different modes of transportation that you can use to get around Vietnam. Some popular ways include car, train, bus, taxi, boat, and ferry.

Weather Outlook For Vietnam

Below is a chart for you to get a better idea of the average monthly temperatures in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi: 

  • January – High: 68°F Low: 57°F
  • February – High: 70°F Low: 60°F
  • March – High: 75°F Low: 65°F
  • April – High: 83°F Low:71°F
  • May – High: 89°F Low: 76°F
  • June – High: 92°F Low: 79°F
  • July – High: 91°F Low: 80°F
  • August – High: 90°F Low: 79°F
  • September – High: 88°F Low: 77°F
  • October – High: 84°F Low: 72°F
  • November – High: 78°F Low: 66°F
  • December – High: 71°F Low: 59°F
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About Vietnam Culture

History: Vietnam was founded on September 2, 1945, after declaring its independence from France. Fast forward to present-day Vietnam, you can now find more than 98 million people living in this Southeast Asian country.

Religion: The main religion practiced in Vietnam is Buddhism.

Food and Drink: Some of the most popular food and drink in Vietnam include banh mi, pho, xoi, tra sua, bia hoi, and rice wine.

Vietnam Packing Checklist

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Driver’s license
  • Travel insurance
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Medications
  • Filtered water bottle
  • Athletic shoes
  • Backpack
  • Portable charger
  • Headphones
  • Vietnam guidebook
  • Neck pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
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