The official currency is the Dong (VND). Throughout the country, American dollars are widely accepted. However, the bills must be relatively new with no markings or tears. Several big cities accept the Euro. Traveler’s cheques are easily exchangeable in banks and credit cards are becoming more readily acceptable, especially in the major hotels and restaurants of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The exchange rate for the US Dollar at time of publishing is US$ 1.00 = 15,900 Dong; and for Euro is EU$ 1.00 = 19,000 Dong. Travelers’ cheques can be cashed at major banks for a service fee of 2%-5%. Visa, Master, American Express and Diner’s Club are widely accepted at most of the larger hotels, restaurants and shops but usually incur a 3% service charge.
The Dong is available in the following denominations: 500,000; 100,000; 200,000; 50,000; 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000; 1,000, 500 in note form. In addition the 5,000; 2,000; 1,000 (gold); 500 and 200 (silver) have now been introduced in the form of coin.
Nowadays, ATMs are widely available in the larger cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang) and in many other smaller towns and provinces.
Vietcombank Trading Office
198 Tran Quang Khai 24/24
14 Ly Thai To 24/24
49 Hai Ba Trung 24/24
23 Phan Chu Trinh 24/24
Hanoi International Post Office
75 Dinh Tien Hoang 24/24
Hanoi Vietcombank Branch
78 Nguyen Du 24/24
Noi Bai International Airport
Noi Bai International Airport (International Terminal) 24/24
Ho Chi Minh City
34 Le Duan, District 1 24/24
Tan Son Nhat Airport
Tan Son Nhat Airport (Domestic and International Terminal) 24/24
11 Le Minh 24/24
Central Post Office
02 Cong Xa Pari, District 1 7h30 – 24h00
235 Dong Khoi 24/24
17-21 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1 24/24
Vietcombank (Back Gate)
1 Pasteur, District 1 24/24
140 Le Loi 24/24
Danang Airport 24/24
Green Bamboo Hotel
68 Bach Dang, Danang 24/24
Hai Phong Vietcombank Branch
11 Hoang Dieu 24/24
47 Lach Tray 24/24
Ha Long Trading Office
Khu Bai Chay 24/24
Hue Vietcombank Branch
78 Hung Vuong 24/24
Saigon Morin Hotel
30 Le Loi 24/24
Festival Hue Hotel
15 Ly Thuong Kiet 24/24
Quy Nhon Vietcombank Branch
152 Le Loi, Quy Nhon City 24/24
Can Tho Vietcombank Branch
7 Hoa Binh Avenue 24/24
Vietcombank An Giang Branch
1 Hung Vuong, thanh phuong Xuyen 24/24
Vietcombank Chau Doc Branch
315 Le Loi, Thi Xa Chau Doc 24/24
Vung Tau Vietcombank Branch
27 Tran Hung Dao 7h30 – 16h30
Capsaint Jacques Hotel
143 Thuy Van, Ward 1, Vung Tau 24/24
Nha Trang Vietcombank Branch
17 Quang Trung 24/24
Vien Dong Hotel
1 Tran Hung Dao 24/24
18 Tran Phu, Nha Trang 24/24
Daklak Vietcombank Branch
6 Tran Hung Dao, Buon Ma Thuot, Daklak 24/24
124 Le Loi, Pleiku, Gia Lai 24/24
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