Custom Regulations

 

Upon your arrival in Vietnam, you must complete white and blue duplicate arrival-departure forms. The blue copy is to be kept with your passport at all times. Hotels, guest houses and private hosts must register overnight guests with the local police and these blue forms are essential for this purpose

 

Incoming visitors must also fill out duplicate yellow and white customs declaration forms. The yellow copy is to remain with your passport until departure. Don't lose it!

 

Duty-Free

 

Cigarettes: 400, cigars: 100, tobacco: 100 gr
Liquor: 1.5 litres
Perfume and jewellery for personal use
Small gift items valued at not more than US$ 300
Personal effects of a reasonable quantity

 

Materials Under Declaration

 

Foreign currency: in excess of US$ 7,000
Gold and jewellery not for personal use
Video tapes, CDs…
CDs and tapes are often retained for screening, and will be returned after a few days

 

Banned Materials

 

Weapon, firearms, explosives and inflammable objects
Opium and other narcotics
Anti-government literature
Pornographic literature

 

Articles of high values

 

Goods of commercial nature and articles of high value require export permits issued by the customs authorities. Therefore, to these group of articles, ask the retailer when you buy them for a receipt and declaration that the item may be exported. Antiques, some precious stones and animals listed in Vietnam’s red-book may not be brought out of the country

 

NOTE - Since customs regulations are subject to change at any time, our brief summary above is used for reference only. WelcomeToVietnam cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.