Foreign travel advice
British nationals make over 200,000 visits to Vietnam every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
There is currently widespread flooding in central Vietnam, including in Hue, Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Nha Trang and other areas visited by tourists. If you’re travelling in these areas you should monitor local media and follow the advice of the local authorities.
UK health authorities have classified Vietnam as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Tropical cyclones affect the eastern coastal regions. The season normally runs from May to November, but tropical cyclones can occur outside this period. Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding and landslides. 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.