Foreign travel advice

Vietnam

Summary

British nationals make over 200,000 visits to Vietnam every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Cases of locally transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in the last 2 months. You should follow the advice of the National Travel Health Network and Centre and discuss your travel plans with your healthcare provider, particularly if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

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.