• This goes without saying that you need to practice extreme caution and care, Foreigners are easy targets for petty crimes. Travel in groups and don’t bring your valuables with you to minimize the chances of being an easy target.
• Don’t travel when you’re pregnant. This can pose a great threat to your unborn child, especially when you can be infected with the Zika Virus. See to it that you also get the necessary shots and medication prior to your trip, so that you will have a hassle-free vacation.
• Know when to travel. June to September is known to be the monsoon season, especially in the north and south, and October to December for central Vietnam. On the other hand, May to October is known for its hot and humid weather, and heavy rainfall, particularly in Hanoi and the north. November to April is cooler and dry. The weather varies in every region. Research ahead of time of your trip, so that you know what to expect.
Whether you go enjoy the city life, laze around in one of its beautiful beaches, or trek the mountains and commune with nature, you will be certain to maximize your trip, thanks to these Vietnam travel tips (for Belgians) – facts, experiences, tips from officials and from other Belgians.