From vibrant cities to hushed hillside tribes and cultural connections and zesty eats to untamed natural wonders, Vietnam is a land of splendour.
Offering unique cultural experiences, flavorful fare, and a heady vibe all its own, Vietnam can be an enlightening experience for travelers. But there are a few things you need to know before you go. Read on to find out how World Nomads’ travel insurance can help you navigate the unknown while overseas.
World Nomads offers two types of travel insurance plan, Standard and Explorer. Each plan provides different levels of cover so it’s important you choose the plan that best suits your travel plans and the level of cover you need. Depending on your Country of Residence your travel insurance plan can offer cover for:
Whatever your choice of overseas vacation, it’s important to choose the right level of coverage. Read the policy wording, browse the World Nomads’ Help Center, or contact our customer service team to see if what you’re planning to do is covered under your plan.
It’s important to remember travel insurance isn’t designed to cover everything. While we endeavor to help you during times of need while you’re overseas there are some things that we simply do not cover. These include:
This is a brief overview of common claims we often see but do not provide cover for. Read your policy wording carefully so you have a good understanding of what is and isn’t covered by your travel insurance policy.
Offering astonishing natural beauty and tantalizing tastes, it doesn’t take much for Vietnam to get under your skin. While you’re enjoying its splendor, it helps to keep in mind a few health and safety tips while you’re on the road.
Home to millions of motorbikes and scooters, all zipping haphazardly through the streets, navigating the roads in Vietnam is an art form. Road accidents are one of the main causes of injury in Vietnam, so it pays to be vigilant. Pay attention when crossing the street and take particular care if traveling by motorbike or scooter.
If you plan to ride, for your coverage to be available , certain conditions apply:
Consider buying a travel insurance plan that covers motorbike and scooter use. Terms and conditions, limits, and exclusions to coverage will apply so read your policy carefully for full details.
Read our article on covered sports, activities and adventures. In some cases, you may also have to buy an adventure sport upgrade for an additional premium.
World Nomads coverage for travelers injured in motorcycle accidents may include:
If you need medical treatment, evacuation or repatriation, you or a travel companion MUST contact our Emergency Assistance team immediately.
It’s advisable to avoid drinking tap water while in Vietnam. Water can be contaminated and can result in gastrointestinal upset and other more serious disease such as hepatitis A and typhoid. It’s best to avoid raw fruits and vegetables with the skin on as well as ice cubes in your drinks.
While Vietnam is generally a safe place to travel, low level crime does exist.
As with many other destinations petty crime remains an issue in Vietnam. Stay alert, and keep your belongings close.
For more on what you need to know before you go read these tips for how to spot travel scams and rip-offs to avoid being a scammer’s next target.
Tropical diseases are common across Asia with Dengue Fever an increasing concern. Always wear light-protective clothing in the evenings and use insect repellant.
Vietnam is a wonderful destination to visit year-round. When choosing what time of year to travel to Vietnam consider what it is you want to see and do while there: do you want to laze by the beach on Phu Quoc Island? Experience the heady culture in untapped Hanoi? Or explore the verdant central highlands to connect with local villages? Whichever you choose there’s a season that’s the perfect fit.
For beach lovers that means visiting Vietnam in the high season to make use of the warm days and bath-like water. Be sure to book your accommodation well in advance, this is the busiest and most expensive time to visit coastal regions.
Shoulder season is perfect for navigating the hustle and bustle of cities where you’ll be jolted to life with the buzz of everyday life in Vietnam’s urban jungles. With cooler temperatures it’s a much more pleasant experience when traveling around people-packed cities like Ho Chi Mihn and Hanoi.
Avoid the crowds and visit in low season for a more timid look at this vibrant country. Trekking to hillside tribes and exploring the central highlands is wonderful during low season - there’s less vying for a spot on a tour and you’re less likely to have to trudge through mud.
It depends. If you’re in an emergency situation that requires medical evacuation, we may cover these costs upfront provided the incident is covered by your policy. Contact us for more information.
Vietnam has removed its requirement for a negative COVID test upon entry. Please note this may be subject to change. Check with your travel adviser prior to departure.
Depending on your Country of Residence, you will most likely require a visa to enter the country. Check with your travel adviser prior to departure.
Travel insurance doesn't cover everything. All of the information we provide is a brief summary. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the plans described. Coverage may not be the same or available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.
About World Nomads
World Nomads polices are designed by travelers for travelers to provide simple and flexible travel insurance – and it’s often cheaper than you might think. Featuring coverage for more than 150 activities, quotes are fast and can be done online at www.worldnomads.com. All the information we provide about travel insurance is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states, or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.
Before you pack your bags to explore Vietnam’s wonders get a quote for travel insurance. It may come in handy if you need it in an overseas emergency.
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