Medical personnel generally speak little or no English. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate cash payment for health services.
International health clinics in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City can treat minor illnesses and injuries, but more serious problems often require medical evacuation to Bangkok or Singapore.
You can purchase many prescription and non-prescription medications at pharmacies, some common U.S. medications may not be available.
You should bring adequate supplies of medications for the duration of your stay in Vietnam and ensure with the Ministry of Health that the medicine you need is allowed to enter Vietnam.
You should carry a copy of your prescription if carrying medicine in a travel case or container.
We strongly recommend travelers purchase medical evacuation insurance before visiting Vietnam.
Travelers to Vietnam are at risk of the following diseases: Tuberculosis, Dengue Fever, Zika, Avian Influenza (H5N1), and HIV.