British nationals make over 200,000 visits to Vietnam every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

UK health authorities have classified Vietnam as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Tropical cyclones affect the eastern coastal regions. The season normally runs from May to November, but tropical cyclones can occur outside this period. Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding and landslides. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Vietnam, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

You can contact the emergency services by calling 113 (police), 115 (ambulance) or 114 (fire).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

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