Vietnam Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import:
1. for passengers 18 years of age and older:
a. tobacco products: 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco;
b. alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages:
- liquor at 22% volume and above: 1,5 liters; or
- liquor below 22% volume: 2 liters; or
- other alcoholic beverages (excl. wines) and soft drinks: 3 liters;
c. tea, max. 5 kilograms; coffee, max. 3 kilograms;
2. a reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings;
3. other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND (Vietnamese Dong).

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited. Transit transportation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and highly dangerous goods is subject to prior approval from the government of Viet Nam.

Pets::

Dogs and cats need both a good health and a rabies certificate.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Viet Nam.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Vietnamese Dong-VND): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding VND 15,000,000.- must be declared on arrival.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared on arrival. Amounts under USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) to be deposited in credit institutions and branches of foreign banks must also be declared on arrival.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Vietnamese Dong-VND): no restrictions. Amounts exceeding VND 15,000,000.- must be declared on departure.
Foreign currencies: no restrictions. Amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) must be declared upon. Proof of expenses is required.




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