having your Vietnam visa on your hand, foreigners are ready to enter Vietnam. However, before entering the country,
travelers should pay attention to Vietnam customs procedure at the airport as
(1). Foreigners on entry
or exit must have passports or passport substitute papers (hereinafter referred
collectively to as passports) and have visas granted by competent Vietnamese
agencies, except for case of visa exemption.
The normal waiting time
for completing the procedures is 15 minutes. However those who have completed
the application for entry and exit form can save more time from waiting.
Besides, please do notice the following customs formalities:
1. All visitors to
Vietnam should fill in declaration forms and show their luggage to Customs
officials on request.
2. Luggage, personal
possessions and goods brought to Vietnam in amounts sufficient for personal use
only, and not listed among noncommercial goods not to be imported, are exempt
3. Travelers' luggage as declared at Customs offices on arrival must be shown
again at Customs when leaving Vietnam, except for articles which have been
consumed or given as gifts.
4. Visitors to Vietnam can bring with them unlimited amounts of foreign
currency, objects made of gold, silver, precious metals and gemstones or plated
with silver or gold, but these must be declared in detail on their customs
forms. Travelers can change their money for Vietnamese dong (VND) at the banks,
hotels and jewelry shops throughout the country.
5. Travelers can take with them unlimited amounts of souvenirs bought with
To save your
time, in the entry and customs form, you should clearly note down:
+ Camera, recorder and
other electric equipment not for personal use;
+ Jewelry (especially gold) and precious stones not for personal use;
+ Foreign currency (cash, coin and tourist cheques): over US$ 7,000 or other
foreign currency of the same value, or over VND 15 million in cash;
+ Video-tapes will be checked and returned in several days;
+ Gold (over 300 g): If more than 3,000 g, you are required to deposit and
re-export the surplus;
+ Other commodities out of duty-free luggage.
When entering Vietnam: Visitors are permitted
to bring in a duty-free allowance of 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 150 g of
tobacco; 1.5l of liquor; and other items (not forbidden goods) of the total
value beneath US$ 300.
Goods prohibited to import: weapons, ammunition, explosives,
military technical equipment, drugs, toxic chemicals, debauched and reactionary
products, firecrackers of all kinds, toys with negative impacts on the dignity
education, social security and safety, cigarettes beyond the stipulated
Goods prohibited to export: weapons, ammunition, explosives,
military technical equipment, antiques, drugs, toxic chemicals, wild animals,
rare and precious animals and plants, documents related to the national
Items that you cannot
bring into Vietnam include weapons, munitions, explosives and inflammables,
firecracker of all kinds, opium and drugs, toxic chemicals, and cultural
materials unsuitable to Vietnamese society (pornographic seditious
publications, films and photos), harmful child toys. Breaking these rules, you
will be punished by Vietnamese laws. Breaking these rules, you will be punished
by Vietnamese laws.
For any further
information relating Vietnam customs
procedure at th airport, please feel free to contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call hotline number: (+84) 975 85 66 33.