Vietnamese. Some speak French and English.

Passport and Visas:

Until 30 June 2021 ‘British Citizen’ passport holders travelling for tourism or business can enter Vietnam on a single entry for up to a maximum of 15 days (inclusive of dates of entry and exit) without a visa. Multi-entry will require a visa.

Events & Festivals:

16 Feb 2018: Lunar New Year (Tet) marks the arrival of spring and is the nation’s most important festival.


A service charge is usually included in the bill in large hotels and restaurants. In small resraturants and bars, leave a tip for good service. You should also tip baggage porters, drivers and guides.