Government : Socialist Republic
Capital : Hanoi
Area : 329 560 km²
Population : 96 millions
Official languages : Vietnamese
Currency : Dong
Vaccines and health
No mandatory vaccination for travellers, but a Yellow Fever vaccination is mandatory for travellers coming from infected areas. An HIV certificate mandatory if staying more than 3 months.
For adults, don't forget your vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies. Japanese encephalitis for those working or living in the countryside.
For children, don't forget the vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (1, long stay), Typhoid (1, long stay for those over 5 years old).
In Vietnam, you must be warned about AIDS, amebiasis, ascaris, bilharziosis, dengue, Leishmaniasis, Malaria outside major cities, Japanese Encephalitis in the country side, Hepatitis A & B, Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders, Polio, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tetanus, Rabies, tuberculosis, Typhoid.
When to go ?
Vietnam's climate is hot and dry from March to May, with average temperature around 30°c. It ‘s the best period to visit the country.
Visas and diplomacy
For all information, please contact your embassy or the Vietnamese consulate.
Food and drinks
Hygienic problems in restaurants, markets and shops. Avoid tap water. You can consume local bottled or imported water : Aquafina.
Best places to go
The Hoan Kiêm Lake (1, Petit Lac), the Literature temple and the presidential palace in Hanoi, the pagoda Giac Lam in Ho Chi Minh, Hue, the Along Bay and the Mekong delta.
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