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Cash in Vietnam
The official currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong. Whilst you will have access to ATM’s in main cities throughout major Vietnamese cities, if you’re strolling through the markets, hailing a taxi or exploring the streets – you will need some pocket cash. Vietnam is very much a cash economy and cash is a travel essential that can save you time and money on many occasions. Having local currency on hand in Vietnam can:
- be handy for small purchases such as something to eat or drink
- give you an alternative method of payment in the event you are unable to pay with a card or you are charged an additional fee to pay with a card
- save you having to find an ATM when you stumble across a hidden market gem
- give you access to money in the event an ATM does not accept your card or is out of order
ATM access is widespread in main cities in Vietnam, with most ATM’s operating 24 hours a day and most are suitable for international debit or credit card use. If you are staying in a remote area or smaller city, you can search here to find ATM’s available in your location. ATM withdrawal limits may prevent you from withdrawing the amount of cash you need, depending on your holiday budget – so pre-planning some cash currency for your time in Vietnam can take the stress out of having cash available.
Using your credit or debit card
When you use your credit or debit card, your card will be charged in the local currency in Vietnam. As you will be going through a currency conversion for every transaction, remember to check in with your bank to make sure you are fully aware of the fees you will be charged to make purchases or to withdraw money from an ATM in Vietnam. Click here to see common credit/debit card fees and charges before you speak with your bank. If you are planning to take your debit card with you, It is also important to make sure that your card will work overseas. Look on the front and back of your card and make sure that there is a Visa, Mastercard or American Express symbol on the card. If there are none of these symbols, there may be a Maestro or Cirrus logo – these cards will only work at ATM’s that display the Cirrus or Maestro logo. Please feel welcome to contact us if you are unsure if your credit or debit card will work. Always prepare for the event that your card is lost, stolen or skimmed, by having a back-up source of funds available. Access to emergency assistance is a must, you can get emergency cash in as little as 20 minutes if you have a Mastercard Multi-currency Cash Passport Card that is designed for travel. Read more about the travel card here.
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