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Tips and Tricks for German to travel in Vietnam

  • 19/Mar/2018
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With amazing street food, friendly people and beautiful landscapes across the country, Vietnam slowly emerged and became a hot spot for tourism in Asia. Nowadays, more and more German choose Vietnam as their destination for vacation.

From flights and Visa to currency exchanging, here are some tips and tricks for you before boarding the plane to Vietnam.


For traveling under 15 days, you don’t have to apply for anything as long as your passport is valid for more than 6 months beyond your arrival date. However, for over 15 days and up to 30 days, a visa is required. You will have the choice to either go to the Vietnam Embassy in Berlin or apply for an e-Visa here ( and pick it up once you arrive in Vietnam.
Multiple-entry visa is required if you go to other destinations and re-enter into Vietnam later on. It’s always recommended to plan ahead before applying for the e-Visa.


With direct flights coming from Frankfurt (Berlin) to both international airports: Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City) and Noi Bai (Hanoi). The flight to Vietnam takes 11 to 12 hours. If taking a long nap isn’t your thing, connecting flights allow you to entertain yourself in transit before arriving in Vietnam. The price for round trip tickets from Germany to Vietnam usually falls around $1,000 to $1,100. Plan ahead for off-peak season and it would be cheaper.

Currency Exchange in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Dong is the national currency of Vietnam. While VND is widely used around Vietnam, US Dollars are also accepted in some restaurants, hotels and stores. The smallest bills in Vietnam are the 200 VND (which are rarely used nowadays) and the biggest are the 500,000 VND. Remember the value of the bills by color coordination is generally the best way to remember that you’re not being ripped off! As of according to Vietcombank, the exchange rates for some currencies are:

1 EUR = 24,700 VND
1 USD = 23,200 VND