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Vietnam customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Vietnam to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Vietnam make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Vietnam customs regulations.

Import regulations in Vietnam

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

All of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigars;
  • 500 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

All of the following:

  • 1.5 litres liquor of 22% alcohol volume or higher;
  • 2 litres liquor of under 22% alcohol volume;
  • 3 litres of other alcoholic beverages.

Cash limit

  • Travellers must declare any amount exceeding VND15,000,000.
  • Travellers must declare any foreign currency exceeding an amount equivalent to US$5000.

Other goods

  • Clothing and personal belongings.
  • Other items which do not exceed a total value of VND5,000,000.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Explosives and firecrackers.
  • Military equipment.
  • Drugs.
  • Toxic chemicals.
  • Immoral and reactionary products.
  • Toys with a negative impact on education.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Addictive medication.
  • Jewellery and gold exceeding 300g must be declared.
  • Precious metals and stones exceeding a value of VND300 million must be declared.

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