Please find below a list of carriers offering services into Vietnam:
|Air Asia||All Nippon Asiana Airways||British Airways|
|Cathay Pacific||China Airlines||China Southern Airlines|
|Emirates Airways||Eva Air||Garuda Indonesia|
|Japan Airlines||KLM||Korean Air|
|Lao Airlines Lauda Air||Lufthansa||Malaysia Airlines|
|Pacific Airlines||Philippine Airlines||Qantas|
|Shangai Airlines||Siem Reap Airways||Singapore Airlines|
|Swiss Airlines||Thai Airways||Vietnam Airlines|
Note that the main hubs for connecting flights are Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Visa and passport
A visa is compulsory to enter Vietnam except for citizens of:
- Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand if the length of the stay is not exceeding 30 days.
- the Philippines if the length of the stay is not exceeding 21 days.
- Korea, Japan, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Russia if the length of the stay is not exceeding 15 days.
To obtain a visa, you must first ensure your passport will be valid for at least 6 months after your return date.
There are 3 options at the moment to obtain a visa for Vietnam:
|Visas can be acquired directly at Vietnamese Embassies and Consulates abroad (click here to have the list).|
You can apply for visa a through a sponsoring travel agency.
We will forward these particulars to Vietnam immigration, which will in turn issue and send by telex an approval letter to the relevant embassy by telex.In our turn, we will send you one copy of the approval letter. Just bring it or send it to the embassy together with your passport, 2 passport photos and two fully filled out application forms to get the visas stamped
|You can apply for a visa upon arrival through a sponsoring travel agency. |
In that case, provide us with the same information as mentioned above and we will send you an approval letter issued from immigration
This approval letter will be required at the time of boarding.
You will have to fill out one application form on arrival and to supply 2 passport photos (click here to download the form to fill out).
Visa stamping fees can be either pre-paid to our agency or paid at immigration on arrival.
Note that in all cases visas cannot be delivered upon arrival without a visa authorization from immigration.
If you are travelling in the north or the centre from October to March warm clothes are recommended and especially appropriate all year long in the northern and highlands area (Sapa, Buon Me Thuot and Dalat).
In the south, light clothing is a must all year long.
Click here to check the weather forecast.
Although you can find all these products in Vietnam, we recommend you take products for mosquitoes and for the sun, a cap or a hat, sunglasses, a raincoat and a small bag to carry a few things in case you have to leave your big suitcases at the hotel for a few days.
Finally, Vietnam is considered a safe country but we recommend you leave your gold jewellery at home.