Get ready for your trip to Vietnam. Order your Vietnamese Dong at Manor FX today. Our great exchange rates mean you'll have more VND cash to spend. Have your Vietnamese Dong banknotes delivered securely to your home or office, or pick them up from the Manor FX bureau near Heathrow.
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Travel advise: payments in Vietnam
Jet off well-informed to Vietnam. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Vietnam.
You will be able to make payments with your UK debit or credit card in the large international hotels and large shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang and other urban centres in Vietnam.
Vendors in local shops, restaurants and cafes will in most cases not be able to process international debit and credit card payments.
Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in Vietnam. In addition your bank's VND to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Vietnam, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
Cash is an essential means of payment in Vietnam. You'll need it for most of your purchases and for paying taxis and public transport.
We recommend taking a good amount of VND cash with you on your trip to Vietnam.
A coffee in a cafe in Vietnam will cost around 40,000 VND. For a three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant the cost will be around 200,000 to 300,000 VND.
The overall cost of living in Vietnam is significantly lower than the cost of living in the UK: On average, prices in Vietnam are around 40% lower.
Tipping is generally not expected in Vietnam. But leaving a little extra if you enjoyed the service will be very much appreciated. Waiting staff are on low wages so every little helps.
Banknotes in Vietnam
Vietnam's banknotes are made of polymer plastic. All Vietnamese notes feature the portrait of revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh.
The polymer banknotes replaced the older paper versions. Vietnamese polymer banknotes in use are in the following denominations: 10,000 VND, 20,000 VND, 50,000 VND, 100,000 VND, 200,000 VND and 500,000 VND.
Coins in Vietnam
Vietnamese coins range from 200 dong to 5000 dong. Coins are not really in use in Vietnam.
Vietnam's currency import and export regulations
Travelers need to make a cash declarations if they bring over 15 Million Vietnamese Dong or over $5000 USD worth of foreign currencies. This is the case for arriving in Vietnam and for departing from Vietnam.
Ordering Vietnamese Dong online
Order Vietnamese Dong online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Vietnamese Dong online.
Selling back Vietnamese Dong
If you have Vietnamese Dong to sell, follow this link to exchange Vietnamese Dong to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'VND Vietnamese Dong'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Vietnamese Dong.