Flight and Transfers
Direct flights from Dublin to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport take more than 12 hours. Flights from Dublin to Ho Chi Minh City take more than 15 hours.
Irish Citizens travelling to Vietnam require a full Irish passport which must be valid for 6 months after departure from this country. All children and infants must also have their own passports. Please check up to date visa requirements with the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk
All visitors to Vietnam require a visa and the sole authority responsible for issuing Vietnamese visas in the United Kingdom and Ireland is the Embassy of Vietnam in London. We do not recommend visa-on-arrival, and cannot verify the validity of online visas as they are issued by un-recognised websites with no connection with the embassy. Travellers with online visas may be refused entry. More information is available here www.vietnamembassy.ie. The current fee is approximately US$50 plus postage and processing fees. This varies according to the type visa you require and full up to date information can be obtained from the embassy by email.
Vietnamese is the official language but English is gaining popularity as a second language.
If you’re on one of our tours, your transport will be arranged for you. If you’re travelling independently, getting around Vietnam can be an adventure (as well as a real challenge at times). The huge distances mean its often a good idea to fly: the train journey between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi takes more than 30 hours! Long distance buses are another option.
The official currency is the Vietnamese dong
220V, 50 Hz (some 127V outlets). Flat blade, flat blade grounded, and round pin plugs
Vaccination & Health
As health requirements change please consult with your GP or specialist travel clinic well in advance of your holiday for specific information related to your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting NaTHNaC or MASTA Travel health
GMT+7 hours (+6 in summer)