Travel to Vietnam from Spain

Travel to Vietnam from Spain is now easy and interesting. Glorious history and unique Oriental culture combined with spectacular natural wonders and welcoming people make Vietnam one of top picks tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. The convenience of visa policy and transportation attract a large number of Spanish visitors to our country every year.

Travel to Vietnam from Spain

Visa to Vietnam for the Spanish

Before traveling to Vietnam, make sure that your passport must be valid for six months beyond your travel date to Vietnam and you must have at least one blank visa page.

If your stay in Vietnam is less than 15 days, you don’t need to obtain a visa to Vietnam.

If you stay in Vietnam for more than 15 days, a visa to Vietnam is required to enter and exit Vietnam at three main international airports in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Multiple-entry visa is required if you re-enter Vietnam during the tour (for example, visit Vietnam and Cambodia then return to Vietnam).

You can apply for Vietnam visa yourselves at Vietnam embassy in Spain:

C/ Arturo Soria 201, 1-AyB 28043 – Madrid, Spain
Tel: (3491) 510 2867
Fax: (3491) 415 7067

We would be happy to obtain Vietnam visa on arrival and preapproval letter for you free of charge. You will receive your Approval letter before traveling to Vietnam, which will save a lot of time. Send us the information listed below, and we will have your letter in 2 working days or less:

  • Full name (as in passport) – Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Arrival date

Flights to Vietnam from Spain

You can fly from Barcelona (BNC) or Madrid (MAD) to Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. Check out these websites for good flight deals:

Vietnam Airlines: https://www.vietnamairlines.com/vn/en/home

Emirates: https://www.emirates.com/es/english

Traveloka: https://www.traveloka.com/en-sg/

Qatar: https://www.qatarairways.com/es-es/homepage.html

Skyscanner: https://www.skyscanner.es/

What to bring/not to bring to Vietnam

Weapons, anti-government documents, pornography, and illegal drugs (cannabis is included) are not allowed to bring to Vietnam. Wild animals, precious stones and rare plants must be excluded from your luggage. If you need to bring prescript medicines, make sure you have the prescription with you.

There is no limitation on the amount of money and jewellery, however, you will have to declare with Vietnam customs if you bring the excessive amount of:

  • Foreign currency: more than $5000
  • Vietnam Dong: more than VND 15 million
  • Gold: more than 300gram
  • Gold and jewellery not for personal use

If you bring more than the maximum amount of following products, you have to declare and pay imported taxes:

  • Cigarettes: 400
  • Cigars: 100
  • Tobacco: 100 gram
  • Liquor: 1.5 liters
  • Perfume and jewellery for personal use
  • Souvenirs and gift items valued at not more than US$ 300
Travel to Vietnam with liquids
Travel to Vietnam with liquids

All kind of liquid cosmetics such as shampoo, shower gel, cleanser, etc. exceeding 100ml will not be allowed on board. Note that all bottles do not exceed 1000ml.

For passengers with disabilities, our airports offer wheelchair service and other supports free of charge.

Exchange foreign currency in Vietnam

In Vietnam, only Vietnam Dong (VND) is accepted in any purchasing transactions. At some places like hotels, restaurants, souvenir stores, etc., travelers can use US Dollar to pay for the goods and services.

According to Vietcombank, the exchange rate as of 31 May 2018 is:

EUR € 1 = VND 26,461 dong

US $1 = VND 22,765 dong

You should not prepare VND before your Vietnam trip since the exchange rate in your country may not be favorable. You can exchange foreign currency in some Vietnamese banks such as Vietcombank at the airport and around big cities (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City). Avoid unofficial places such as souvenir or jewelry shops.

Read more: Essential Travel Guides for First-time Travelers to Vietnam

Vietnam tours for the Spanish

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

A land of astonishing natural wonder, of harmonious fusion between the traditional and the modern and of unspoiled ethnic hill tribes, Vietnam is an exotic destination for your holiday. Here are some interesting tours for you to choose:

  • If you are a history buff, we are sure that you will be captivated by our historic sites, museums, art theaters and colonial architecture. Book a tour to discover Vietnam and start exploring our glorious history, learning to cook Vietnamese cuisines and trekking to exotic ethnic villages.
  • Vietnam is filled with family-friendly activities for both children and elders: biking, sightseeing, cooking classes, visiting museums, etc. In our travel package for families to Vietnam, we combine landscape exploration and nature discovery with many activities to discover our history and culture.
  • If you visit Vietnam for the first time, you may also choose to spend some quiet time floating around the rivers and bays in and around the country. Choose among Mekong River Cruises or Halong Bay Cruises to get a glimpse of the exotic scenery along the rivers or coastline while you spend a peaceful time on the cruise. Enjoy plenty of local seafood, mingle with your fellow passengers and play small games with them all through the journey.
  • Vietnam is a wonderful destination for trekkers and hikers. You will be delighted by our diverse system of flora and fauna with many endangered species that are listed in the Red Book. Our well-preserved jungles, unspoiled hill tribes, mighty mountains and spectacular waterfalls are must-visit parts of your eco tours to Vietnam.

The Spanish in Vietnam

Spain has an embassy in Hanoi.

Address: 4 Le Hong Phong, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi

Phone: (+84) 24 3771 52 07; (+84) 24 3771 52 08

Fax: (+84) 24 3771 52 06

Email: emb.hanoi@maec.es

Website: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/Hanoi/es/Paginas/inicio.aspx

Spain has a cultural institute called Instituto Cervantes in Hanoi. This institute promotes knowledge of Spanish language and culture, as well as fosters the cooperation between Vietnam and Spain.

Instituto Cervantes Hanói

Address: Hanoi University Room 511, Building C, Km. 9 Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

Phone: 024 3553 0730

Website: http://www.cervantes.es/default.htm

Travel to Vietnam from Spain is easy!

Nha Trang
Nha Trang

With more than 10 years experience in tourism industry, we are confident about our capabilities of tailor-making a Vietnam tour that meets your time, budget and special requirements.

We also manage a number of qualified tour guides and driver who can delight you with profound knowledge about Vietnam and excellent customer service. Most of our tour guides are English-speaking experts, but we can arrange a Spanish-speaking guide upon your request.

Vietnam is an intriguing country, thus, you do not want to waste your time on scheduled shopping stops and touristy destinations. Let us help you to unlock the real and authentic Vietnam.

Find out which tour is suitable for you: 7 Best Vietnam Tours for First Time International Travelers