60 Best Clinics for Abdominal CT Scan in Vietnam [2023 Prices]
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Medlatec - Ho Chi Minh City
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$33
Abdominal CT Scan
Medlatec - Ho Chi Minh City
5.0
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Medlatec General Hospital
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$33
Abdominal CT Scan
Medlatec General Hospital
3.8
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Vinmec Times City International Hospital
MyMeditravel Ha Noi, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Vinmec Times City International Hospital
Vinmec Times City International Hospital
Vinmec Times City International Hospital
Vinmec Times City International Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 6
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English Vietnamese
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Da Nang Hospital C
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
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Abdominal CT Scan
Da Nang Hospital C
Da Nang Hospital C
Da Nang Hospital C
5.0
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Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
Vinmec Da Nang International Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 5
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English Vietnamese
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Thanh Nhan Hospital
MyMeditravel Ha Noi, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Thanh Nhan Hospital
Thanh Nhan Hospital
Thanh Nhan Hospital
Thanh Nhan Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 3
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Bai Chay Hospital
MyMeditravel Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Bai Chay Hospital
Bai Chay Hospital
Bai Chay Hospital
Bai Chay Hospital
Bai Chay Hospital
5.0
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English Vietnamese
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Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
MyMeditravel Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
Tam Tri Sai Gon General Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 3
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English Vietnamese
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Da Nang General Hospital
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Da Nang General Hospital
Da Nang General Hospital
Da Nang General Hospital
5.0
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English Vietnamese
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Binh Dan Hospital Danang
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Binh Dan Hospital Danang
Binh Dan Hospital Danang
Binh Dan Hospital Danang
Binh Dan Hospital Danang
Binh Dan Hospital Danang
5.0
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English Vietnamese
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Thien Nhan Hospital
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Thien Nhan Hospital
Thien Nhan Hospital
Thien Nhan Hospital
Thien Nhan Hospital
Thien Nhan Hospital
5.0
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Vinmec Danang International Hospital
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Vinmec Danang International Hospital
Vinmec Danang International Hospital
Vinmec Danang International Hospital
Vinmec Danang International Hospital
Vinmec Danang International Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 5
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English Vietnamese
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Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 4
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English Vietnamese
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Family Medical Practice Da Nang
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Family Medical Practice Da Nang
Family Medical Practice Da Nang
Family Medical Practice Da Nang
Family Medical Practice Da Nang
5.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 5
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Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
MyMeditravel Ha Noi, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
Raffles Medical International Clinic in Hanoi
4.8
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Columbia Asia International Hospital - Gia Dinh
MyMeditravel Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Columbia Asia International Hospital - Gia Dinh
Columbia Asia International Hospital - Gia Dinh
Columbia Asia International Hospital - Gia Dinh
Columbia Asia International Hospital - Gia Dinh
Columbia Asia International Hospital - Gia Dinh
4.6
MyMediTravel Total review: 5
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English Vietnamese
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JSC MY PERFECT INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
MyMeditravel Bac Ninh, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
JSC MY PERFECT INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
JSC MY PERFECT INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
4.5
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Tam Tri Dong Thap General Hospital
MyMeditravel Dong Thap, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Tam Tri Dong Thap General Hospital
Tam Tri Dong Thap General Hospital
Tam Tri Dong Thap General Hospital
Tam Tri Dong Thap General Hospital
4.5
MyMediTravel Total review: 2
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Hospital 199 - MPS
MyMeditravel Da Nang, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Hospital 199 - MPS
Hospital 199 - MPS
Hospital 199 - MPS
Hospital 199 - MPS
Hospital 199 - MPS
4.3
MyMediTravel Total review: 3
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English Vietnamese
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Cho Ray Hospital
MyMeditravel Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Price on request
Abdominal CT Scan
Cho Ray Hospital
Cho Ray Hospital
Cho Ray Hospital
Cho Ray Hospital
Cho Ray Hospital
4.0
MyMediTravel Total review: 3
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English Vietnamese
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ESQH - European Society for Quality in Healthcare
ISQua - The International Society for Quality in Health Care
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The Leading Dental Centers of The World
Nobel Biocare Fellowship Program
Zimmer Biomet Dental Education Program
EVF - European Venous Forum
EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management
IDA - International Dental Academy
ICA - International Chiropractors Association
MCA - McTimoney Chiropractic Association
UCA - United Chiropractic Association
ICS - International College of Surgeons
IACD - International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
ISDS - International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
EBOPRAS - European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
IAAFA - International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics
WALT - World Association for Laser Therapy
ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
AAHRS - Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons
ESCAD - European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology
William Glasser Institute - Reality Therapy Certified
EAC - European Association for Counselling
IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorde
TÜV SÜD - Technischer Überwachungsverein SÜD
TÜV NORD - Technischer Überwachungsverein NORD
BIOMET 3i Education Program
EURAPS - European Association of Plastic Surgeons
Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
IAOMS - International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Treatment Abroad Code of Practice
IFFPSS - International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies
FIGO - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
IFED - International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry
EOS - European Orthodontic Society
AOCMF
IBMS - International Board of Medicine and Surgery
EAFPS - European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
ESCD - European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry
ESCRS - European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
NASS - North American Spine Society
ESHRE - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
MPS - Medical Protection Society
European Journal of Ophthalmology
ISRS - International Society of Refractive Surgery
JCRS - Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Cornea Society
JPGM - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
ESPRAS - European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
OSAPS - Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
RS - The Rhinoplasty Society
FRANZCOG - Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians a
IFOMPT - International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist
WFO - World Federation of Orthodontists
ITI - International Team for Implantology
ICOI - International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Dentsply Friadent Implant Programme
IMTEC Sendax Mini Dental Implants Systems
IAO - International Association for Orthodontics
AAO - Asian Academy of Osseointegration
WAAAM - World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine
WOSIAM - World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine
ESE - European Society of Endodontology
ECAMS - European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
IABCLL - International Academy of Body Contouring and Laser Lipolysis
IAFGG - International Association of Facial Growth Guidance
IBCS - International Board of Cosmetic Surgery
IMDHA - International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
EAO - European Association for Osseointegration
ISD - International Society of Dermatology
IFAD - International Federation of Aesthetic Dentistry
IBHRS - International Board of Hair Restoration Specialists
IAHRS - International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
EDA - European Dental Association
IASP - International Association for the Study of Pain
ADI - Academy of Dentistry International
EAPD - European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
EACMD - European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
ESHRS - European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
ICD - International College of Dentists Fellowship
UIME - International Union of Aesthetic Medicine
APACS - Asian Pacific Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
McKenzie Institute International
ITEC - International Therapy Examination Council
ICA - International Cranial Association
I-ACT - International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy
CIBTAC - Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology
IFPA - International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists
ISBI - International Society for Burn Injuries
The Pankey Institute
PEFOTS - Pan European Federation of TCM Societies
URHP - Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners
AACD - Asian Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
IMSA - The International Medical Spa Association
ACHSI - The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International
CIDESCO - Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie
ART - Active Release Techniques
ICPA - International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
CDA - Caribbean Dermatology Association
APAO - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
FICCDE - International College of Continuing Dental Education Fellowship
GMC - General Medical Council
ISA - International Sleep Academy
ISCG - International Society of Cosmetogynecology
EPA - European Prosthodontic Association
ABSI - Advanced Body Sculpting Institute
EACMFS - European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
FILACP - Federación Ibero Latinoamericana de Cirugía Plástica
REDLARA - Rede Latino-americana de Reprodução Assistida
ALMER - Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Reproductiva
ICP - International College of Prosthodontists
EFP - European Federation of Periodontology
IADR - International Association for Dental Research
IODPT - International Organization for Dental Phobia Treatment
Academy of Operative Dentistry
The Dawson Academy
AAP - Asian Academy of Prosthodontics
AsianAOMS - Asian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry - Certified CEREC Trainer
SAAD - Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry
PFA - Pierre Fauchard Academy
ISCD - International Society of Computerized Dentistry
YDW - Young Dentists Worldwide
APAD - Asia Pacific Academy of Dentistry
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Everything you'll need to know about Abdominal CT Scan in Vietnam

What is the cost of Abdominal CT Scan in Vietnam?

The cost of a Abdominal CT Scan in Vietnam is dependent on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the use of contrast materials, and the fees of the healthcare providers. While these elements vary, remember to confirm the total cost, inclusive of laboratory tests or medications, before proceeding. It is also beneficial to verify your insurance coverage for this procedure.

What does a Abdominal CT Scan Procedure Involve?

The Abdominal CT Scan, also known as an Abdominal CT Scan, is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure that produces detailed images of your abdominal organs. The process starts by having you lie on a table that slides into the CT scanner, a large donut-shaped machine. As the table moves slowly through the scanner, the machine takes a series of X-ray images from different angles.

Throughout the procedure, which typically takes about 30 minutes, you'll be asked to hold your breath for a few seconds to prevent any movement that could blur the images. The images taken are then sent to a computer where they are combined to create cross-sectional images or 'slices' of the body. This provides your doctor with much more detailed information than standard X-rays. This detailed view aids in diagnosing diseases, monitoring the progression of chronic illnesses, and planning for certain types of surgery.

Post-scan, you can usually resume your everyday activities. The radiologist will analyze the images and send a report to your doctor, who will discuss the results with you at a follow-up appointment. It's important to remember that while the Abdominal CT Scan is a highly effective tool, it does expose you to more radiation than regular X-rays. Therefore, it's generally not recommended for pregnant women or individuals who have had multiple CT scans in the past.

How Long Should I Stay in Vietnam for a Abdominal CT Scan Procedure?

The Abdominal CT Scan or Abdominal CT Scan is an outpatient procedure, which means you can leave the clinic on the same day. The scan itself usually takes about 30 minutes, although you might need to arrive at the clinic earlier to prepare. For instance, you might need to drink a contrast material before your scan, which can take an hour or two to move through your body.

After your Abdominal CT Scan, you should be able to return home or to your accommodation in Vietnam immediately. However, if you were given a sedative to help you relax during the procedure, you might need to wait at the clinic until the effects wear off. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home, as it's not safe to drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after having a sedative. While you might not need to stay in Vietnam for more than a day for the Abdominal CT Scan itself, you might need to wait a few days for the results. Therefore, it's a good idea to plan your visit to Vietnam accordingly.

What's the Recovery Time for Abdominal CT Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

The recovery time for a Abdominal CT Scan is impressively short. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the scan. However, it is strongly recommended that you hydrate adequately to expel any contrast material from your body. Be vigilant for any side effects such as a rash, itching, or difficulty breathing, which could signal an allergic reaction to the contrast material.

What's the Success Rate of Abdominal CT Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

The success of an Abdominal CT Scan or Abdominal CT Scan is usually measured by its ability to accurately diagnose or monitor a medical condition. This procedure is known for its high accuracy and reliability, making it one of the most commonly used diagnostic tools in medicine. The success rate can be affected by several factors, including the patient's body size, the quality of the CT scanner, and the experience of the radiologist.

According to several health studies, CT scans reveal abnormalities in approximately 90% of cases. Because of this high success rate, health issues can be detected and treated early, potentially saving lives. However, keep in mind that no test is perfect, and a CT scan can occasionally miss or misread certain conditions. As a result, your doctor in Phitsanulok may suggest additional tests or treatments to validate the results of your Abdominal CT Scan.

Are there Alternatives to Abdominal CT Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

While alternatives such as ultrasound and MRI scans exist, they are used based on specific medical conditions. For instance, an ultrasound might be the option for pregnant women, while patients with kidney problems might opt for an MRI. It is essential to note that the Abdominal CT Scan often provides more detailed images and is more efficient in diagnosing certain conditions.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Abdominal CT Scan Procedures in Vietnam?

Aftercare for a Abdominal CT Scan in Vietnam mainly involves monitoring for any potential side effects from the contrast material. These may include rash, itching, or difficulty breathing. If these occur, patients should seek immediate medical attention. In most cases, patients can resume their normal activities immediately. However, they are advised to drink plenty of fluids to help flush out any remaining contrast material from their body. A follow-up appointment may also be scheduled to discuss the results of the scan.

There is no special aftercare after a CT scan. However, if you received a contrast during the procedure and you have a history of kidney function problems, your doctor may recommend a follow-up test of your kidney function.

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About Vietnam

Situated at the extreme east of the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam is a country that exhibits profound cultural richness and captivating landscapes. It holds the distinction of being the world's 15th most populous country, housing over 94 million residents scattered across its diverse geographical expanse. Despite grappling with issues like poverty and corruption, Vietnam's impressive economic performance cannot be overlooked. Notably, the country boasts a commendable GDP growth rate and is celebrated as one of the fastest-growing economies globally.

This country is well-known around the globe for its breathtaking natural beauty. It's also recognized for its energetic, larger-than-life cities that are always buzzing with activity. Furthermore, its culture is intricate and assorted, attracting millions who appreciate rich customs and traditions. In 2018, this place was a magnet for tourists, drawing in over 15 million visitors who were eager to immerse themselves in its unique way of life.

Broadly celebrated for its splendid scenic landscapes, there's an undeniable charm this country possesses. The vivacious megacities are a thrilling fusion of noise, colors, and life that leaves an impression on all who stroll through them. The cultural mosaic of this land is complex, and varied, presenting evidence of a fascinating history shared through countless generations. The year 2018 saw floods of tourists - well in excess of 15 million - come to explore, each leaving with their own tale of discovery within its borders.

The rapid development of Vietnam has made it into the next medical tourism hub in Southeast Asia. Now, medical tourists consider the country as their potential medical destination. Many new medical centers have sprung up and welcomed thousands of patients to relax and enjoy their treatment. The country offers a wide range of cost-effective medical treatment, well-trained doctors, and professional equipment. The country focuses on promoting medical tourism to neighboring markets such as Laos and Cambodia. 

Popular Parts of Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh, formerly Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam. It is the financial center and home to the largest stock exchange in the country. Tourists coming to the city can enjoy its many tourist spots such as shopping in the Ben Thanh Market, viewing the city from Saigon Skydeck, discovering the city’s history from The War Remnants Museum, or learning the culture of Jade Emperor Pagoda. Other than the attractions, the city is also famous for its traditional food, including pho and pork rolls.
  • Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s major metropolitan and political center. Tourists will find many well-preserved colonial buildings, museums, and pagodas. As one of the most ancient capitals in the world, most tourists will be delighted to explore the city’s historic Old Quarter, spend a beautiful day in Hoan Kiem Lake, or visit the Temple of Literature.
  • Hoi An invites tourists to experience a slow-paced, relaxing lifestyle. The city’s Old Town has successfully preserved Japanese merchant houses and Chinese temples. To get a glimpse of the city, many tourists will opt for a bicycle tour. The city also offers a unique farming and fishing experience for its visitors. Off the coast of the city, tourists will be overjoyed to find a diving paradise with hundreds of different coral and fish.
  • Nha Trang is a coastal city on the South Central Coast of the country. Tourists usually come to this city for its stunning white sandy beaches and scuba diving. In addition to the beautiful beaches, Nha Trang Bay is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful bays. The city is also home to the remnants of the Champa Kingdom, gothic-style Catholic churches, and many Buddhist temples.
  • Da Nang is located on the coast of the South China Sea, making it the most important port city of Vietnam. The city continues to evolve each year, with modern hotels and restaurants being developed all around it. It is the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam. Tourists visit the city to enjoy its tranquil beaches with crystal clear waters, beautiful ancient pagodas, interesting French colonial buildings, and green national parks.

Weather and Climate in Vietnam

Vietnam, situated uniquely on the map, experiences differing climates in its varied regions. If you travel south, you'll find a tropical monsoon climate. This climate type typically comes with two main seasons - the wet season and the dry season.

Straying north, however, you'll encounter a different story altogether. Here, the climate is categorized as monsoonal but it's accompanied by four clear-cut seasons - spring, summer, autumn, and winter. So, regardless of the time of year, there's a high chance you'll experience a unique slice of Vietnamese weather, depending entirely on which part of the country you've set foot in.

  • The south experiences wet and dry season and the wet season lasts from September to December. There is more rainfall between September and November. The dry season starts in January and ends in August and the average annual temperature is around 26 °C. Some cities such as Da Nang are prone to typhoons during the wet season.
  • In the north, spring starts in February characterized by some rain and cold temperature. The end of April is the start of summer, with intense sunshine and sometimes even a heatwave. The average temperature during Summer is 27.5 °C but it can feel a lot hotter. Autumn starts in September and ends in November. Autumn has the best weather, with a lot of sunshine and calm wind. From December to January is Winter and it is generally cold with an average temperature of 17 °C which can drop as low as 7 °C.

Getting Around in Vietnam

There are numerous airports in Vietnam that connect the major cities. However, there are three major international airports where international visitors usually arrive at, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Da Nang. Most international flights will arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport which serves domestic and international flights to and from major cities in Asia, Europe, and Australia. In terms of capacity, the biggest airport in the country is the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

The airport is a hub for both local and global travel. It houses two terminals within its boundaries. Terminal 1 is tasked with the management of domestic flights, servicing those traveling within the country's borders. On the other hand, Terminal 2 oversees international flight operations, connecting this airport to numerous cities across Asia and Europe. Affordable airlines, including the likes of Jetstar Pacific and VietJet Air, schedule flights departing from and arriving at both Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai airports - a testament to the airport's reach and convenience to travelers with varying budget needs.

Tourists do have a few travel options to get around Vietnam. The country is served by trains running from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and it stops in many of the popular areas such as Da Nang and Nha Trang. Buses are a great option for tourists to get around the country and the buses are privately operated buses called “open tour” buses. There is also a national bus system, but they are generally not as comfortable as the private buses.

Taxis are available in most cities and can be hailed directly from the streets or via a phone call. The fare usually starts at VND 10,000 to VND 12,000. If you need to be quick, try the motorcycle taxis known as Xe Om. You will need to negotiate the price but they can be found in most parts of the cities. Cyclo (similar to trishaw) is also available for short-distance travel within a city. For easier travel, opt for Grab Motorbike, an online hailing app similar to Uber.

Tourist Visas in Vietnam

  • Citizens of 24 countries, including Singapore, Thailand, Russia, and Japan, can enter and stay in Vietnam for up to 90 days without a visa.
  • Citizens of 81 countries, including the United States, the European Union, and Canada, can apply for an e-visa. An e-visa is a single-entry visa that allows the holder to stay in Vietnam for up to 30 days.
  • Citizens of all other countries need to apply for a visa at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate.

How to apply for an e-visa:

  • To apply for an e-visa, you will need to create an account on the Vietnam e-Visa website and complete an online application form. You will also need to upload a digital photo of yourself and a scan of your passport.
  • The e-visa fee is USD 25.
  • Once your application is approved, you will receive an e-visa by email. The e-visa must be printed out and presented to immigration officials upon arrival in Vietnam.

Additional information:

  • All visitors to Vietnam must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond their intended date of departure from Vietnam.
  • Visitors who obtain an e-visa must have a valid passport and a digital photo.
  • Visitors who apply for a visa at a Vietnamese embassy or consulate may also need to provide additional documentation, such as a proof of onward travel or a letter of invitation.

Additional Information

  1. Local Currency: The official currency is the Vietnamese Dong and 1 USD converts to VND 24,455.
  2. Money & Payments: ATMs are widely available throughout the country. Credit and debit cards are accepted in many hotels but most restaurants and shops still only accept cash. Tipping is generally not expected but will be appreciated.
  3. Local Language: Vietnamese is the local language. English is not widely spoken, but if you are staying in popular tourist areas, there will be people who can speak some English.
  4. Local Culture and Religion: Most of the population follows the Vietnamese folk religion. Buddhism, Christianity, Hoahaoism, Islam, and Hinduism are also freely practiced.
  5. Public Holidays: The country celebrates major religious and national holidays such as New Year’s Day, Saigon Liberation Day, and Vietnam Traditional Lunar New Year.