Faster and smarter in the app... Open app

Travel insurance for Vietnam

With one of the most exciting food cultures on the planet, stunning world heritage sites, and awe-inspiring scenery, it's no surprise that Vietnam tops so many travelling bucket lists. At Holiday Extras, we want to make sure you travelling with peace of mind, should something unfortunate happen. Here's how you can find the most suitable travel insurance for your needs, as well as some tips for getting the most out of your trip.

Compare Vietnam travel insurance levels of cover

Our cover is available in both single-trip or annual multi-trip, at bronze, silver, and gold

Do I need a visa to travel to Vietnam?

Vietnam is a country that will require you to purchase a visa before you can stay in the country for any length of time. Fortunately, visas are reasonably cheap and easy to get hold of from the Vietnam Embassy.


Like most things in Vietnam, accommodation is extremely affordable. £10 will likely get you a hotel room for a night with standard amenities. You can also find hostels and dorms for as little as £3-4 per night scattered liberally throughout more densly populated areas.

Places to Visit in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City - A popular mode of transport for most Vietnamese is the moped, and nowhere is this more evident than in Ho Chi Minh, often dubbed the "city of mopeds". Just watching the traffic can be an entertaining spectacle in itself (spot the guy carrying three passengers and a wardrobe on his little Honda 90).

Delat - If you like your extreme sports, then Delat is famous for its canyoneering and bungee jumping.

Halong Bay - Known for its emerald waters, thousands of towering limestone islets and grottos, it's small wonder that this area is the most popular tourist spot in Northern Vietnam. For a truly immerse experience in the Bay's ethereal beauty we recommend taking an overnight cruise-tour.

Visting Hanoi, Vietnam's capital

The established capital of Vietnam, to visit Hanoi is to glimpse the beating heart of the country. Here you'll find evidence of the countries colonial past, a rising millennial youth culture challenging traditions, and the colourful chaos you've seen from the movies. Hanoi can be split into five main areas:

The Old Quarter - Situated immediately around the Hoan Kiem lake, the Old Quarter acts as the centre of activity and is where you'll find most of the authentic street life.

West Lake - The largest lake in Hanoi, this area is home to the more affluent citizens of Hanoi, together with most of the expat community. The West Lake is a popular spot for recreation with many surrounding gardens, hotels and villas.

Ba dinh- The Political centre of Vietnam. Here you'll find most of the famous government buildings, monuments and landmarks. It's worth spending an afternoon here just for the photo opportunities.

French Quarter - A great place to experience the cultural juxtaposition that has become part of Vietnam's identity. Lined with Parisian style buildings and boulevards, a trip to the French Quarter transports you to the early colonial 1900's.

Ha Ba Trung - The most 'local' chilled neighbourhood. Here, you'll find life as it is in Hanoi.

Top 5 places to visit in Hanoi

Not trip to the Vietnamese capital would be complete without a visit to these unmissable locations

The Temple of Literature

The Opera House

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The perfume pagoda

The Imperial Citadel

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited, registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Holiday Extras Cover Limited is an insurance intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number 828848. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited. The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited. Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 13436330 and whose registered office address is 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, EC3M 5BN.

Great Lakes Insurance UK Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number 955859. You can check this by visiting the Financial Services Register