“Come on, You Only Live Once!”. Yes it’s true, so please do seek for your own life time travel experiences and dare to make them happen. But that appealing motto is also a warning to you to stay wise and safe instead of risking them all. Knowing handy tips to travel “safe and sound” in Vietnam should be on your must-to-check before arriving in this beautiful land.
According to the Report of 2017 Competitiveness Index in Travel & Tourism by World Economic Forum, the “Pho” nation ranked the 57th among 136 countries in the category Travel Safety Index by nation. This was because there is hardly a possibility of terrorism acts in the country. Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including solo female travelers. In fact, given the country’s recent history, many tourists, particularly Americans, are pleasantly surprised at the unexpectedly warm welcome from locals. That said, petty crime is on the rise – though it’s still relatively small–scale and shouldn’t be a problem if you take common–sense precautions. Generally, the hassles you’ll encounter will be the milder sort of coping with pushy vendors and over–enthusiastic touts and beggars.
Below are some travel safety tips you would like to know before coming to this culture-rich country.