Vietnam travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Vietnam, there are a few things to think about:

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What’s covered with our travel insurance to Vietnam?

As standard, our policies cover over 50 activities sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Vietnam.

CurrencyVietnamese dong
Official language(s)Vietnamese
PopulationApprox. 92.7m
Plug typePlug type AB & C
Driving sideRight-hand side
ClimateSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Vietnam?

If you’re a British citizen with a valid passport, then you’ll need a visa or a visa waiver.

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Vietnam here.

Healthcare in Vietnam

The healthcare services in Vietnam vary depending on where you travel to. The best hospitals and clinics can be found in the capital, Hanoi, and in Ho Chi Minh City.  However, more extreme injuries or illnesses may require evacuation to another country, as they’re not all equipped for major treatments. It’s important to make sure you have adequate medical travel insurance in place, including repatriation, so that you’re covered in case anything happens.

It’s also important to speak to your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel, to check whether there are any vaccinations or other preventatives needed.

Find more information about healthcare in Vietnam here.

Medical & Emergency Assistance in Vietnam

If something happens while you’re in Vietnam and you need emergency treatment for an illness or injury, we’re here to help. All travel insurance policyholders have access to our 24-hour medical assistance team.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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