1. All visitors
to Vietnam, should fill in declaration forms and show their
luggage to Customs officials on request. You are required to fulfill entry
and customs form when entering Vietnam. A new form (CHY2000)
is currently used for entry and exit procedure. In cases of re-entry or re-exit
without any must-be-declared items, you simply submit the copy of your
entry and customs form (yellow paper) or make a new one. Cross (x) and fill
the first up to the sixteenth boxes in the form. You must submit this form
to customs and immigration officers.
personal possessions and goods brought to Vietnam in amounts sufficient
for personal use only, and not listed among noncommercial goods not to be
imported, are exempt from tax.
luggage as declared at Customs offices on arrival must be shown again at
Customs when leaving Vietnam,
except for articles which have been consumed or given as gifts.
4. Visitors to Vietnam
can bring with them unlimited amounts of foreign currency, objects made of
gold, silver, precious metals and gemstones or plated with silver or gold,
but these must be declared in detail on their customs forms.
Travelers can change their money for Vietnamese dong (VND) at the banks,
hotels and jewelry shops throughout the country.
can take with them unlimited amounts of souvenirs bought with receipts.
To save your
time, in the entry and customs form, you should clearly note down:
Camera, recorder and other electric equipment not for
Jewelry (especially gold) and precious stones not for
Foreign currency (cash, coin and tourist cheques): over
US$ 7,000 or other foreign currency of the same value, or over VND 15
million in cash;
Video-tapes will be checked and returned in several
Gold (over 300 g): If more than 3,000 g, you are
required to deposit and re-export the surplus;
Other commodities out of duty-free luggage.
When entering Vietnam: Visitors are permitted to bring
in a duty-free allowance of 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 150 g of tobacco;
1.5l of liquor; and other items (not forbidden goods) of the total value
beneath US$ 300. Items that you cannot bring into Vietnam include weapons,
munitions, explosives and inflammables, firecracker of all kinds, opium and
drugs, toxic chemicals, and cultural materials unsuitable to Vietnamese
society (pornographic seditious publications, films and photos), harmful
child toys. Breaking these rules, you will be punished by Vietnamese laws.
When leaving Vietnam: A quantity
over 300g of gold must be declared and be permitted by the State Bank. You
are not allowed to bring out weapons, munitions, explosives, drugs,
antiques, live wild animals, rare plants, and documents relating to the
national security. Breaking these rules, you will be punished by Vietnamese