Travel Insurance for Vietnam

If you’re looking for a trip filled with adventure, culture and amazing atmosphere, Vietnam could be the perfect destination for you. Vietnam is a country teeming with delicious food and drink, rich history and streets jam-packed with motorbikes! Vietnam remains a top tourist destination because even though it has busy cities, it has managed to retain its natural beauty and its unique culture.

There is something for everyone in Vietnam. When exploring the country you can expect to find beautiful rivers, for example, the Mekong River. You can explore caves, such as the Son Doong Cave, which is the biggest cave in the world. Browse through large markets throughout the country and dine on freshly caught seafood. Vietnam can satisfy the adventurer, the historian and the foodie all at the same time.

Vietnam is also well-known for its areas of outstanding natural beauty. Visit the breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Halong Bay archipelago. This beautiful tourist spot is home to a cluster of around 1,600 islands, creating an amazing view of the land, sky and ocean all at the same time. Another outstanding place to visit in Vietnam is Sapa in the Northwest of the country. Sapa is home to rich green, rippling rice terraces which are remarkable to see.

There is also plenty to see and learn about in a historical sense when you visit Vietnam. Explore the Ho Chi Ming tunnels that the Vietnamese used in the Vietnam War to evade the American soldiers. Explore the historic Khat Dinh Tomb, where you can see the ancient stone statues that line up in front of the monument. There are so many more amazing sites to see when you explore Vietnam.

The official language in Vietnam is Vietnamese. However, English is becoming favoured as a second language. It might be useful to learn some Vietnamese phrases to enable easier communication with the locals before your visit. Also, don’t forget to change your currency into Vietnamese Dong.

No matter your plans whilst you are in Vietnam, it is important that you take out travel insurance to protect yourself against many unforeseen eventualities.

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Although taking out travel insurance for your trip to Vietnam isn’t a legal requirement, it should still be viewed as key for your trip. You can never be certain of what might happen when you are away from home, but a travel insurance policy can help protect you against many unforeseen eventualities.

Many British tourists travel to Vietnam every year, and most visits are trouble-free. Regardless of this, you should always be sure to protect yourself and your belongings when you are in busy areas of the country (as opportunist thieves may operate in any area).

Vietnam suffers from high levels of air pollution, this may cause issues for people who suffer from heart, lung or respiratory conditions. If you have one of these conditions, look at the air quality of the place that you want to travel to in Vietnam, and speak to a GP to better understand the risks to you, given your particular medical history. Furthermore, Vietnamese law requires all people in the country to carry photographic ID at all times.

Vietnam has been classified as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. If you would like to learn more about the Zika virus, please click here.

In Vietnam, it is very common for the locals to travel by motorbike. However, the roads are very busy and may be different to what you’re used to when driving within the UK. According to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, there are regular road traffic accidents and crashes in Vietnam. You should only drive a motorbike in the country if you’re an experienced motorbike rider, are wearing a helmet and have the right license to do so. 

Our  Single Trip, Annual Trip, and Backpacker policies are designed to help protect you when you visit Vietnam. Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, we also offer three levels of cover: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected against:


  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**
We also have a number of add-ons that you can purchase for your trip that will provide you with additional cover. For example, if you are visiting Vietnam as a part of a cruise, then our Cruise Cover can help to protect you against cruise-specific risks like cabin confinement and itinerary changes.  Furthermore, if you are looking to do more adventurous activities during your trip, our Sports and Leisure cover could give you more peace of mind during your excursions. 

There are an abundance of vibrant cities to explore in Vietnam. We’ve gathered a few of the most popular that you could consider visiting on your trip:

·       Ho Chi Minh City

·       Dalat

·       Con Dao Islands

·       Hoi An (Coastal city)

·       Nha Trang (Coastal city)

Vietnam is well-known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here are some hotspots that we would recommend visiting on your trip to Vietnam:

·       Phu Quoc

·       Mui Ne

·       Ha Long Bay

·       Da Nang

·       Nha Trang

Generally, the weather in Vietnam is pleasant and warm throughout the year. However, like many countries, there are certain times of year that are better for visiting than others.

The time when the weather is at its mildest is December-February; the rain is minimal during these months. Because Vietnam stretches for over 1,000 miles North to South, it can experience different seasons between regions throughout the year.

If you looking to travel Vietnam for a longer period of time, our Backpacker policy could be the perfect policy for you. This policy is suitable for those that are aged 35 and under and plan on travelling to Vietnam as a single trip or part of a bigger world adventure.
There are plenty of activities to get involved in when on holiday in Vietnam. From the many adventures on the coast to trekking through the terraced rice paddies the country has to offer. If you are planning to embark on an adventure, this additional cover could help to protect you. 
This policy is designed for frequent travellers and can cover you and your family for a multitude of holidays. From romantic city breaks to fun-filled beach holidays, and more. 
If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you might be concerned about your upcoming trip to Vietnam. Why not get a quote today to see if our additional cover is right for you. 
If you’re only planning on going away on holiday or for an extended trip once this year, then our Single Trip policy is perfect for you. It can help to protect you for up to 180 days at any one time.

Worldwide Travel Insurance can cover you from the cities of America to the beaches of Thailand. If you’re travelling the world, our worldwide travel insurance can help protect you if things don’t go quite to plan. 
Travelling to Vietnam in a group? Our group travel insurance provides cover for up to 12 travelling companions going on a trip together. This can cover groups of friends as well as family going on holiday together.