General travel information for Vietnam
Geographical location: South Asia, Vietnamese peninsula
Highest elevation: Phan-xi-pang (Fansipan, 3143 m above sea level)
Longest river: Red River (510 km in Vietnam)
Form of government: Socialist republic System of
Government: Socialist one-party system
Neighboring countries: Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, China
Area: Approx. 331,700 km²
Residents: Approx. 95,550,000 people (2018)
Population density: 308 residents per km²
Religions: Approx. 80% atheists, 20% Buddhists, 6% Catholics, 2% Cao Dai, 1% Hoa Hao
Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND); 1 euro is approximately 25.3 VND.
Travel Climate: In North Vietnam tropical alternating climate, in South Vietnam tropical warm to hot
Time zone: UTC +7
Area code: +84
Country code: VN, VNM, 704
Current: In Vietnam, the outlets of the type A, G and C used. Depending on the region, the mains voltage is either 127 or 220 V with a 50 Hz change interval. A travel plug adapter is an advantage.
Travel climate in Vietnam
The climate in Vietnam couldn’t be more different, when it rains the sun shines somewhere else in Vietnam. In addition, the seasons are different in different parts of the country.
In the north of Vietnam there are four seasons:
December to February is winter and the cold season: 8 -17 ° C, in the mountain regions it can cool down to 0 ° C, sometimes have high humidity with some sunny days.
March, April is spring with warm weather: 25 -35 ° C, pleasant humidity, sunny with a few rainfalls, occasionally high temperatures.
May to August is summer and the hot season: 28 – 40 ° C, high humidity, tropical heat, heavy rainfall at the beginning and end of the day (1-2 hours).
September to November is autumn. It is the second beautiful season of the year, a real “Indian Summer”: 20-30 ° C, little humidity, sunny weather. It is the best time to visit the north.
In central Vietnam’s coastal region (Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Quy Nhon): Similar to the north, except that there is a storm season in October and November Central highlands (Buon Me Thuot, Kun Tum, Pleiku): from October to May the weather is good, 20 – 30 ° C, sunny There are big differences in temperature between day and night. From June to September it is warm, 30 – 40 ° C, high humidity, hazy, sometimes showers.
In South Vietnam there are two seasons
In general, the rainy season lasts from May to October, but there are differences in the different regions. In Nha Trang, for example, the rainy season is from June to November, on Con Dao from July to December. During the rainy season the weather is changeable, with high humidity and heavy showers. The dry season is from November to April with fine weather and blue skies. The temperature is constant throughout the year in all southern provinces of 30 – 34 ° C.
Holidays in Vietnam
|New Years Day||Jan. 1|
|Chinese new year||In Feb|
|Vietnamese New Year||In Feb|
|Day of the Hùng Kings||In Apr|
|Liberation Day||Apr 30|
|Labor Day||1st of May|
|Independence day||Sept 2|
Medical advice for Vietnam
For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Vietnam and therefore refer to the information provided by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.
Travel advice for Vietnam
You can obtain current travel and safety information, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal information and recommendations for your stay in Vietnam from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Foreign mission in Vietnam
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
29, Tran Phu, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
Telephone: (+ 84-24) 3267 3335
Fax: (+ 84-24) 3 845 38 38
E-Mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Socialists Republic of Vietnam
Elsenstrasse 3, 12435 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 536 301 08
Fax: +49 30 536 302 00
E-Mail: [email protected]