ALLEXPEDITIONS TRAVEL TOURS VIETNAM

VIETNAM TRAVEL INFORMATION

General Information
 
Passports
All visitors to most of our destinations as Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar require a valid passport with at least six months validity at the time of entry.
 
Visa
Vietnam
Visas are required for travelers except for nationals from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. Visa can arrange online for 40 nationalities. Other can get visa on arrival or entry visas are issued by Vietnamese embassies or consulates abroad. Visa fee on arrival: USD 25.00/ pax
 
Laos
A visa is required for entry into Lao PDR. A regular tourist visa is valid for up to 15 days, and may be issued on arrival at any land International Immigration checkpoints to Laos, including Vientiane’s Wattay Airport, Luang Prabang Airport and Pakse Airport, upon prior arrangement with A Class Travel. The current fee is from US$ 35 to US$ 45 subject to nationality. Two passport size color photos are required.
 
Cambodia
All foreign visitors are able to obtain their visa on arrival at the airport. It is no longer necessary to get a visa stamp at Cambodian embassies before your visit. Visas can be issued at the following airports: Pochentong Airport in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with a validity of 30 days from the date of issue. You require a photocopy of your passport, one passport sized photo photo and US$ 30 for the tourist visa fee.
 
Myanmar
You can do visa online
 
Arrival
After disembarking from your plane, you must clear Immigration by completing an Entry/Exit Form; submit it, together with your passport and visa, to the immigration officials.
 
Airport taxes
Vietnam:         International and domestic airport taxes are included in the airfare.
Laos:               International and domestic airport taxes are included in the airfare.
Cambodia:     International and domestic airport taxes are included in the airfare
Myanmar:      Domestic airport tax included in the airfare. International airport tax is US$ 10.
 
Travel Insurance
It is a requirement that all travelers have travel insurance and provide details, prior to travelling, to our office.
 
Credit Cards
Major international credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and restaurants but a service charge may be applied at 2.75% for Visa and Master Card, 4% for AMEX.
 
Vaccinations
Prior to travel check with your general practitioner regarding vaccinations and medication requirements.  
 
Medical assistance
The major cities have international standard medical facilities and your hotel van arrange emergency medical care. 
 
Medications
It is recommended that visitors bring a basic travel first-aid kit with band-aids, anti-infection creams, mosquito repellant, anti-diarrhea medication, a general anti-biotic, Gastrolyte or similar and antibacterial hand gel and/or wipes. You should also bring any prescription or over the counter drugs they may need.
 
Business hours
All stores and tourist-orientated facilities are open from early in the morning until late in the evening. In general, business hours are 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1.30 p.m. to 6.00 pm. from Monday through Friday. Banks open from 8.00 am till 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday and post offices are also open on Saturday and Sunday.
 
Communication and internet
International telephone calls are quite expensive in Vietnam. Making a phone call at the post office is the cheapest option, or you can buy an international telephone card at the post office and use it at the public telephone booths or in your mobile phone.
Internet can be checked at most hotels or internet cafés, quite cheaply or at no cost. Myanmar is quite expensive and the connection is not reliable.
 
Local Time
• GMT + 7
• Central European time (CET) + 6 hours
• New York time + 12 hours
• Sydney time – 3 hours
 

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