Tips to travel from Canada to Vietnam

Prepare for your Vietnam trip with some of our travel tips for Canadian. There are some should and should not things that you may need to follow to make a perfect trip in Vietnam.

  1. How to apply Vietnam visa for Canadian citizens and residents

If you hold a Canadian passport, or if you are a non-visa-free citizen, you must have a valid visa to enter Vietnam. There are 2 ways for you to apply for a Vietnamese visa:

  • Visa application at the airport at low cost (visa stickers at the Vietnam International Airport on arrival)

Airport visas are very useful for people living away from the Embassy of Vietnam and do not want to send the original passport by mail.

– Issuing Unit: Vietnam Immigration Department

– Processing time: 1 or 2 days

– No passport send-off required

– How to get a visa at the airport?

You can find the full procedures and vietnam visa cost by visiting

You just need to follow simple steps: filling in the online application form, and waiting for only 2 working days (for normal services) or 1 working day (for services you will receive your visa approval letter, and then bringing your approval letter + your passport + 2 photos + stamping fee (USD in cash) to get your passport stamped at the airport.



Vietnam Visa


You apply for a Vietnamese visa directly at Vietnam Embassy in Canada

– Issuing Unit: Embassy of Vietnam

– Processing time: 4 to 5 days

– Original passport required

Embassy of Vietnam in Canada

Address: 470 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6M8, CANADA

Phone: (1613) 236 0772

Fax: (1613) 236 2704

Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

  1. Vietnam Travel Tips – Dress appropriately

Vietnam is a tropical country, and most of the year is warm and wet. Light, comfortable and easy to clean clothes are recommended. In the winter in the north, a light sweater or jacket would be useful.

  1. Keep safe

Avoid the target of crime by not using valuable or expensive jewelry and clothing. Do not show a big wallet. Make only enough money to make it all day and leave the rest at the hotel safe.

  1. Vietnam Travel Tips – Know your currencies and how to bargain

Be aware of the current exchange rates when you travel to Vietnam, for both Canadian and US dollars when compared to the VND. If you’re given a choice between paying dong or US dollars, or need to visit a currency exchange, it’s up to you to know if you’re being treated fairly.

If you don’t like the price, bargain! Tourists are almost always quoted higher prices than locals for items at markets and food stalls, but western custom (or Canadian politeness) stops most travellers from questioning the price they’re told to pay. Consider anything without a price tag to be fair game for bargaining, and you’ll come home with a few extra VN Dong in your pocket.



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5. Vietnam Travel Tips – Be Prepared For The Weather

While Canada can lay claim to some of the most drastic and severe weather in the world, it’s a mistake to assume that anywhere close to the equator is going to be warm and pleasant all year round. Vietnam’s different regions experience rainfall at different times throughout the year, but unlike a November rain in Vancouver, being wet in Vietnam doesn’t mean you’ll be cold. It’s more efficient to pack a rain poncho than a jacket that will have you quickly overheating. Even when dressed in light clothing, high humidity can leave you damp and sweaty. It’s always a good idea to have a dry set of clothes to change into after a long day of sightseeing, especially if your accommodations are air conditioned.