SECURITY & EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Vietnam is widely acknowledged to be one of the safest destinations in the world. In almost all cases the Vietnamese people regard tourists with the highest level of respect as guests in their country. However petty theft and pick pockets do exist in the larger cities. In other areas reports of these activities are almost unheard of. It is certainly not something to be concerned about but you should be aware of your surroundings.
You should therefore ensure that all bags have sturdy locks. Place all valuables, including passport and air tickets in the in-room safe at hotels or at the front desk. It is best not to bring expensive jewelry or watches to Vietnam. Do not carry unnecessarily large amounts of cash with you at any time.
CHILDREN & BEGGARS
Foreigners walking through the streets of Vietnam occasionally find themselves surrounded by a throng of curious children. Saying a quick “hello” with a smile will satiate their curiosity. Beggars are part of the streetscape of any major city, including those in Vietnam. However, travelers should be wary of requests for large amounts from beggars in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as they are usually part of organized street gangs.
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