Visiting Vietnam requires a visa that may be obtained in
any city with a Vietnamese Embassy.
The address and phone numbers of the embassy in the U.S.
The Socialist Republic of
1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington DC 20037
Telephone: (202) 861-0737
Fax: (202) 861-0917
If you plan to stay in Vietnam more than 45 days you
should take a strong run of antibiotics to combat strong
infections in a country with little medicine. Fill a
prescription before you go in case you have to call up the
heavy artillery against an invasion force of "tropical
cooties." Bring a tube of neosporin since even a
mosquito bite could become infected should you catch a
tropical disease (also known as jungle rot).
The best guidebook in the world about Vietnam is published
by Lonely Planet. Local schedules, embassy addresses,
good restaurants, bad trips etc. are listed along with
virtually everything you need to know. To order a book
or video contact Lonely Planet:
Lonely Planet Publications
150 Linden Street
Oakland, California 94607
Phone (800) 275-8555 (9am - 5pm PST)
FAX (510) 893-8563
There many travel agencies in Vietnam. Travel
arrangements can be made by telephone from anywhere. A
reliable travel agency is provided here:
45 Buivien St.
1st District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone 011 84 8 837 4698
Fax 011 84 8 836 1953
Ask for Ty Nguyen (pronounce TEA)