Immigration will be simple if you travel to Vietnam with a tour group. However, if you decide to go across Vietnam on your own, please follow the customs guidelines on Vietnam entry processes and how to fill out the entry declaration form.
Foreign tourists must have a valid passport before arranging to visit a country and then apply for a visa in the country they wish to visit. Similarly, foreign tourists who wish to enter or depart Vietnam must apply for a visa and undergo all necessary customs processes. Pay attention to the following facts to gain a better understanding of Vietnam’s customs procedures:
All international travelers entering Vietnam are required to fill out a declaration form and have their luggage inspected by customs officers. Guests entering Vietnam must complete the entry and exit declaration form in its entirety. Guests only need to produce the entry declaration form or fill out a new declaration form and provide this declaration form to the immigration manager, immigration, and customs if there is no re-entry or re-exit of the same products that must be declared according to laws.
Luggage, personal property, and items brought into Vietnam as personal items are not non-commercial items that cannot be imported and are tax-free.
Except for items that have been used or given as presents, the luggage you declared at customs upon arrival must be presented at customs again while leaving Vietnam.
Foreign visitors to Vietnam are allowed to bring an unlimited quantity of foreign currency, gold, silver, precious metals, precious stones, or silver or gold plated objects, but they must declare the specifics in the Vietnam customs declaration. Banks, hotels, and jewelry stores all around the country will exchange your foreign currency for Vietnamese Dong (VND).
Guests are permitted to bring an unlimited number of receipted mementos.
Tourists should declare the following information on the arrival declaration form to speed up customs procedures:
Not for personal use video cameras, video recorders, and other electronic gadgets;
Not for personal use jewelry (particularly gold jewelry) and precious stones;
VND above 15,000,000 in cash, foreign currency, cash (paper money, traveler’s cheques) over US$7,000 or other equivalent foreign currency;
If the consumer brings the video tape, customs will check it and return it to the customer a few days later.
The precious metal gold (300 grams or more). If the guest has more than 3000 grams of luggage, the excess must be returned to the warehouse and re-exported.
Items that are not included in the duty-free baggage allowance.
Tourists entering Vietnam are exempt from:
20 cigarettes, 50 cigars, or 150 grams of tobacco; 1.5 liters of alcoholic beverages; and other non-contraband articles worth up to $300.
Foreigners entering Vietnam must follow the following customs regulations:
Weapons, ammunition, explosives, and inflammables are prohibited from entering Vietnam, as are all types of firecrackers; opium and other drugs; toxic chemicals, degenerate, and reactionary cultural items that are incompatible with Vietnam’s fine customs and traditions. There is a negative effect on law and order… If a consumer brings contraband with them, they will be prosecuted under Vietnamese law. Tourists carrying more than 300 grams of gold must disclose it and receive approval from the National Bank before leaving the country. Weapons, ammunition, explosives, drugs, antiques, wild animals, rare flora, and papers relating to national security are prohibited. If a consumer takes contraband into the store, it will be dealt with according to Vietnamese law.