Hanoi, Vietnam, August 23, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- In general, Vietnam is one of the non-high-risk places for most tourists to visit. However, things are not always perfect. Vietnam, like the rest of the world, also has its own problems with scams and annoyances that target tourists. There are stories of travelers being ripped-off, having something stolen or being scammed during trips in Vietnam. But it is not worth missing out on the amazing experience of Vietnam tour packages because of just a few dishonest people.
Nadova Tours share here some suggestions for keeping safe and minimizing the risks when traveling in Vietnam.
Check the travel alerts and warnings
Before traveling to any country, not only Vietnam, it is recommended to check the travel risks, alerts or warnings from your home country’s embassy. They are likely to have the most correct assessments of risks that come from a variety of sources. Currently, there is no warfare, potential political conflicts, threat of terrorism or civil unrest that can cause significant risks for the traveler in Vietnam. So it is safe to travel in Vietnam for any traveler, one just needs to be mindful about minor scams and annoyances.
Check the health risks
Before traveling to Vietnam, it would be a good idea to visit a doctor for advice on the appropriate vaccines and get medicine for common scenarios such as getting a bite from insects or diarrhea from eating strange foods. It is also recommended to bring your prescriptions on your Vietnam trip in case Vietnam lacks the medication that you need.
Tourists are highly recommended not to drink tap water when travel in Vietnam, just bottled water. That is the most common question about the health risk in Vietnam from tourists: Is it safe to drink the tap water?
Prepare a back-up plan
Save the contact number of the embassy or bookmark their website on your cellphone in case of emergency. At any time when a traveler has concerns about their safety on holiday in Vietnam, consider the embassy as a great place to ask for support.
Make another itinerary (can be a basic one of which cities the traveler will visit) then inform family or close friends at home about it. If anything happens, they could help to alert the local authorities.
Before leaving for a Vietnam private tour
, the traveler should scan any important documents and email them to their email account. Print a copy of their passport or have a photo of it on your cell phone in case there is a need for passport details. An electronic back-up of travel insurance, flight tickets and reservations are also advised.
Advice while traveling
Traveling around means the travelers will have to move their belongings from one place to another. Travel light, just take what is really necessary to avoid the risk of losing things. Beware with the amount of attention you draw to yourself, keep valuables out of sight, do not flaunt wealth, dress and travel in modesty.
Nadova Tours always suggests travelers separate important things in different bags, do not keep things in back pockets and stay away from crowded areas; all are good tips for minimizing the risk of losing belongings.
Travelers on Vietnam tours can be overcharged while shopping or using taxis or other services. To be safe, always ask for recommendations from the tour guide of the hotel staff before shopping or going somewhere. Using services from reputable companies is a good way to avoid being overcharged.
Using unreliable transportation in Vietnam can expose travelers to the risk of scams or worse, accidents. Spending a little bit more for the private transfer or reliable bus company will help to avoid this risk. Remember things are cheap for a reason normally. Cheap buses often ignore the speed limit to cover as many trips as possible or maximize their profits by carrying more people than the capacity.