Currency and Air Access In Vietnam
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VND (Vietnam Dong) is the currency of Vietnam. The official rate of exchange is approximately VND 15,050 to one USD. Notes are in denominations of VND 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000, and recentlt 500,000 Dong. Foreign currency be converted at banks, jewellery shops, hotels or at authorised exchange counters.
Visitors are advised to carry USD cash for easy acceptance nationwide. Tourist may encounter difficulties in exchanging other currencies than the USD. However, at Hanoi – Noi Bai and HCM – Tan San Nhat airports upon their arrival or departure visitors can convert and revert money of EUR, GBP, CAD, USD, AUD, SGD, HKG, YPY, CHF, and Thai Baht in to USD, Vietnamese Dong, or their concerned money.
Travellers’ cheques and some major credit cards such as VISA, MASTERCARD… are accepted in most tourist destinations and 3% commission usually be charged when paying.
Languages: Vietnamese, English, Chinese, French are spoken by hotel staff.
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Electricity: 220 volts (50 Hz) AC.
Bottled water and mineral water are available in most cities. In other areas, boiled water can be obtained. It is advisable to drink precooled drinks, to refrain from using ice.