Offering a great variety of landscapes, cultural sites and attractions, Vietnam is a remarkably safe place that is getting more and more popular amongst travellers. Dynamic and yet traditional, it boasts a wide range of points of interest, from imperial cities, to sunny beaches, from flowers markets to colorful pagodas, from exotic food to its unique way of life… Cooking lessons, theatre shows, cruises, guided tours… from Hanoi to Halong Bay, from Hoi An to Saigon and from Hue to the Mekong delta, our partners have selected some activities and created accessible itineraries for you to enjoy your Vietnamese experience to the fullest.
Apart from the newest buildings, created under International laws, most places in Vietnam are not accessible. Public transport, foot paths, bathrooms, etc, even in tourist areas are not often adapted. However, we feel like no trip is impossible with the right information and the right help. Our partners have the local knowledge to make an accessible trip to Vietnam possible, and a very memorable experience! Cooking lessons, theatre shows, cruises and guided tours, all wheelchair friendly, will give you a chance to discover the country’s history, nature and culture.
No vaccinations are officially required when entering Vietnam, but protection against malaria, tetanus, rabbies, hepatitis A and hepatitis B is strongly recommended. Visitors should also brought their essential medications as they might not be available to purchase in Vietnam. Prescription should be carried with the medications. Big cities have public and private hospitals with English speaking staff but many complicated treatments and procedures are not available. Healthcare is limited in rural parts of the country. Getting a good travel insurance is recommended.
The area has been classed as having a risk of Zika virus transmission, and there have been cases of Dengue fever. Travelers should avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent against mosquitoes and wearing clothes that cover their body.
High levels of air pollution can aggravate heart, lung and respiratory conditions, especially for children, the elderly and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Travelers should remember to drink plenty of bottled water, not to drink tap water, and avoid long period of sun exposure.
Most visits to Vietnam are trouble-free, but travelers should remain vigilant at all times. Pickpockets and bag snatching cases are frequent, especially in touristy areas. In general, travellers are recommended to use a hotel safe for their valuables, not to carry a lot of items with them, and if going out with a bag, make sure sure the strap is over their shoulder and away from the road. Taxi scams are common and visitors should use trusted taxi companies to avoid them.
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The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. English is widely spoken and understood in the hospitality industry, while French is popular amongst the locals.
Travellers entering Vietnam must hold a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. Vietnam offers visa exemptions to travellers from 24 countries, and e-Visas to travellers from 80 countries. Please check the list of countries to verify the entry requirements prior travelling onto https://vietnam.travel/plan-your-trip/visa-requirements.