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Currency

vndThe currency of Vietnam is the Dong. There are banknotes of 5,000 Dong; 10,000 Dong; 20,000 Dong; 50,000 Dong; 100,000 Dong; 200,000 Dong and 500,000 Dong.

Exchange

Vietnamese Dong (VND) is preferred in Vietnam. You can change into Vietnamese Dong by USD, Euro, Japanese Yen at the airports, hotels or banks. Credit Cards (VISA, MASTER, American Express) are the most widely accepted card in hotels, supermakets, stores... at the big cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang, ...)

Exchange rates: Vary frequently. At this moment, they are proximately

1 USD = 20,800 VND

1 Euro = 27,000 VND

1 JP Yen = 205 VND

Banks are usually open from Monday through Friday (except on holidays) from 8 am to 11.30 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm, as well as on Saturdays from 8 am to 11.30 am.

Currency Regulations

Foreign visitors can bring any amount of foreign currencies into the country. Amounts of foreign currencies, which have been declared on customs form upon entry to the country, may also be taken out of the country. The import and export of Dong is not allowed.