Summary

Tropical cyclones affect the eastern coastal regions. The season normally runs from May to November, but tropical cyclones can occur outside this period. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Around 100,000 British nationals visit Vietnam every year. Most visits are trouble-free.