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 Vietnam - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +7

Electrical Supply

Voltage: 127/220 V*

Frequency: 50 Hz

*To be standardized at 220 V.

Posted December 2010

Money

New Dong. Import/export of local currency is prohibited.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Vietnam is +84.

Mobile Phones and SIM cards in Vietnam You will almost certainly be able to use your existing mobile phone on in Vietnam, assuming it is a GSM SIM card model. You should check to see if it's locked to your home network but even then, it's cheap and straightforward to have it unlocked in Vietnam, meaning you'll then be able to use it on any network in the World.

Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere in Vietnam and are easy to obtain. There is a law that states you should produce a Vietnam ID card when buying a SIM card but this only applies to Vietnamese nationals and does not affect foreigners.

The three big players in the cellular market are Vinafone, Viettel and Mobiphone.

SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Police - Dial 113
Fire Brigade - Dial 114
Ambulance - Dial 115

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

South East Asia Pilot 3rd Edition (Formerly The Andaman Sea Pilot)
By Grenville Fordham Andy Dowden and Bill O'Leary
Publisher: Image Asia Press - Grenville Fordham
The definitive guide to South East Asia and beyond, complete with reference charts and colour photos.
www.southeastasiapilot.com

Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: South China Sea, Philippines, Gulf of Thailand to Singapore
By Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson (January 1, 1998)
ISBN-13: 978-0852882962
This pilot covers the South China Sea including Hong Kong, Philippines, Eastern Malaysia and Thailand to Sinapore. Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan's detailed text provides cruise planning information, an extensive discussion on climate, technical data concerning radio and weather forecasting services and general background commentary on each country. Each region is then treated in detail and pilotage information is given for key harbours. This pilot is a unique source of information for cruise planning and also will be an essential reference for yachtsmen on passage.

The Cruising Almanac
"From Yangon to Manila Bay" The Cruising Almanac 2004/2005 covers Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam. To be published May 2004.

Update History

April 2014: Formalities checked.

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