On 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!
- 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.
- 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.