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First-time in Vietnam Tips

The anticipation that comes along with making your first trip to a magnificent country like Vietnam is difficult to put into words. To keep the excitement on a positive note, you need to have some fundamental knowledge in order to have a pleasurable stay in Vietnam and to make the trip as memorable as it possibly can be.

In addition to having some of the most beautiful beaches and landscapes in the world, Vietnam is also well-known for its warm hospitality, welcoming locals, and low-cost, exotic cuisine. However, the nation is also notorious for its chaotic traffic, taxi scams, and other unpleasant incidents, all of which have the potential to cause some frustration on your part if you do not carefully manage the possibilities. If this is your first time visiting the country, the following advice will help you have a pleasant and comfortable time while you are in Vietnam

 

How One Can Get To Vietnam:

To make the process of obtaining a visa to enter Vietnam more convenient for tourists, Vietnam now offers the option of obtaining an e-Visa or a visa that has already been pre-approved. Vietnam was providing visa-on-arrival services for tourists from eligible countries prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic; however, these services have been suspended for an indefinite period of time due to the pandemic. Therefore, tourists are able to travel to Vietnam if they apply for either an e-Visa or a pre-approved vignette visa, both of which are issued by the Vietnam Embassies in the respective countries.

 

You can pay for your visa stamping in Vietnam Dong or US Dollars. The single entry visa stamping will cost you US$25, and the multiple entry visa stamping will cost US$50. The fee for having your visa stamped must be paid at the visa service counter at the entry port in addition to the fee for having your visa processed online.

 

Evisa at Airports:
• Noi Bai International Airport-Hanoi.
• Cat Bi International Airport, which serves the city of Hai Phong.
• Da Nang International Airport – Da Nang.
• Cam Ranh International Airport in Nha Trang Khanh Hoa
• Tan Son Nhat International Airport, which serves the city of Ho Chi Minh.
• Can Tho International Airport is located in the city of Can Tho.
• Huong Thuy International Airport, which serves the Phu Bai International Airport.
• Phu Quoc International Airport, located in the city of Phu Quoc.

 

Evisa at Sea-Entry ports.
• The Quy Nhon Maritime Port
• Hai Phong Seaport
• The Maritime Port of Ho Chi Minh City
• Nha Trang Seaport
• The Hon Gai International Seaport
• Da Nang Seaport
• Vung Tau Seaport
• Chan May Seaport
• Duong Dong Seaport

In addition to the aforementioned checkpoints, the following checkpoints also provide visa services to foreign visitors coming from countries that are close by.

 

Vietnam – Cambodia border:
• The crossing at Bavet and Moc Bai
• Kaam Samnor – Ving Xuong
• Phnom Den – Tinh Bien
• Prek Chat – Xa Xia
• YaDao – Le Thanh
• Song Tien is the crossing point on the Mekong River.
• The Landing Port of Xa Mat
• Ha Tien Land Port

 

Laos – Vietnam border:
• Sop Hun – Tay Trang
• Na Maew – Nam Xoi
• Nam Can – Nam Khan
• Nam Phao – Cau Treo
• Dansavanh – Lau Bao
• Bo Y – Ngoc Hoi

 

Vietnam – China border:
• Mong Cai – Dong Hung
• Dong Dang – Ping Xian
• Lao Cai – Hekou
• Huu Nghi – Quang Ninh

 

Documents Required:

• A passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of entry.
• Two photographs with a white background measuring 4 by 6 centimeters each.
• A copy of the letter of approval for the visa.
• Information on the round-trip airfare and hotel stay, among other things

 

Find a Local Travel Agency or Tour Organizer
A trip to Vietnam that is included in a vacation package is the smartest choice because it not only lets you know exactly what you will be getting but also allows you to better manage your travel expenses. Among the many tour operators, Asia Travel Mates is able to meet all of the requirements that are placed on the guests and ensure that their travel is uncomplicated, comfortable, and trouble-free. Asia Travel Mates will take care of all the arrangements for your visa, accommodation, English-speaking tour guides, and tour leaders, among other things, regardless of whether you are traveling by yourself or with family and friends.

 

The Precautions for Covid 19
After the year 2020, the world has taken a different path in many respects. Because of the potentially fatal pandemic caused by Covid-19, it is no longer prudent to travel unless you take adequate measures to protect your health. You cannot ignore the gravity of the situation, despite the fact that the rate of contamination has significantly decreased and international borders are gradually becoming more accessible to people from outside the region.

Your top priority should be to ensure the safety of both yourself and those you hold most dear. Therefore, you should never even consider leaving your country before receiving all of the necessary doses of the Covid 19 vaccination.

When it comes to taking the necessary safety measures, Asia Travel Mates is here to lend a helping hand. It is the best travel agency because it not only takes care of the traveling needs of its guests but also makes sure that they are safe and protected from infectious diseases. This makes it the best travel agency. As an additional measure of protection, you should always have sanitizers on hand and wear masks whenever possible. Also, make sure to wash your hands frequently and stay as far away from the crowd as you can.

 

Climate May Affect Your Plans
Your trip to Vietnam might be ruined if it rains. Therefore, it is recommended that you consult your travel agent for information regarding the most favorable time of year to visit Vietnam. You can get professional assistance and guidance from the employees at Asia Travel Mates regarding the best time of year and duration for your vacation.

The climate is significant because there are some parts of the country that are not appealing during certain times of the year. For instance, if you are thinking about going on a cruise on Halong Bay or a tour of the Son Doong cave, you should schedule your trip for a time when it is not raining. Winter is the most pleasant season to visit mountainous areas. Pack your bags with appropriate clothing and items that are waterproof regardless of the time of year in which you plan to travel. Aside from that, if you are not someone who does well in warm weather, you should bring medicines with you to protect yourself from illnesses brought on by the heat and humidity.

Stay away from cons and con games.
Be on the lookout for taxi scams and tricks if you plan to get around the city by using the public transportation system. Even though most Vietnamese people are warm and welcoming, there are always going to be a few people who will try to take advantage of visitors from other countries. Be on the lookout for impolite merchants and drivers of taxis, as they have the potential to completely ruin your trip.

You also need to be on the lookout for people who are too eager to assist you and may approach you with an invitation to join them somewhere. They may even attempt to market the travel agency services they are affiliated with in some way. Never allow yourself to fall into the trap. Always make sure to stick with the travel agent that you booked before arriving in the country. If you have no choice but to take a cab in the area, be sure to check the meter as soon as you get inside. The best course of action is to inquire with the travel agency that is handling your Vietnam trip about their ability to make such arrangements.

 

Food And Water Hygiene
The wonders that Vietnam has to offer can only be appreciated by those in good physical health. Therefore, make sure you exercise regularly and make healthy food choices. Never drink tap water. You can avoid contracting any water-related illness by drinking bottled water, which is readily available and inexpensive.

Street food across Vietnam is known for being both affordable and delicious. However, pay attention to the freshness and cleanliness of the food. It will be to your advantage if you resist the temptation to consume food from any street food center that does not adhere to the appropriate levels of hygiene and safety standards. Be sure to get the opinion of the person who is organizing your vacation tour before you start eating food from the street.

 

Take Precautions To Avoid Being Bitten By The Dangerous Mosquitoes
Vietnam is a country that experiences high levels of humidity, particularly during the monsoon season. As a direct consequence of this, you might find that mosquitos are a bothersome thing to deal with. In addition, if you do not exercise adequate caution, you run the risk of contracting infectious diseases such as dengue fever or malaria. As a result, it is important to bring along mosquito repellent and wear clothing that covers your arms and legs completely. Apply a generous amount of the repellent to the areas of your skin that are exposed, and wait until you leave the hotel room before you do so.

Make sure that the windows in your hotel room are equipped with mosquito nets. Before you make any decisions regarding your accommodations, you should first discuss the problem with your travel agent. It is recommended that you sleep with the air conditioner on for the most comfortable experience.

 

Watch Out For Getting Too Dehydrated!
Excessive sun exposure can cause dehydration. When traveling to a new country, the last thing anyone anticipates is getting sick. Consequently, it is imperative that you watch out for yourself, your family, and your friends while you are traveling throughout Vietnam. Drink water to keep yourself well hydrated. Avoid doing any outdoor exercise between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.

 

As long as you just pay some good attentions, you should be able to fully appreciate the captivating allure that Vietnam has to offer. At Asia Travel Mates we provide a wide variety of convenient vacation packages for our clients.  In addition to this, we will ensure that visitors to the country do not experience any untoward incidents before, during and after your holiday.

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