Travelers’ Checks Accepted in Vietnam?

by Roland
(Canada)

Are Travelers' Checks accepted in Vietnam? I am wondering the best way to carry money with me while in Vietnam.


Should I even bring Travelers' Checks to Vietnam?

I'll be arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam but am gonna head all the way across Vietnam to Hanoi.

I need to know if travelers' Checks are a widely accepted method of payment across Vietnam, even in the small towns in Vietnam.

Thanks,

Roland.

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Answered by Travel-Budget-Asia.com


Travelers' Checks can pose problems when purchasing anything outside of the major cities.

People will just look at you with a blank stare if you try to use them anywhere but at a bank or in a major hotel. They will then charge you a 1-2% commission.

Banks such as CitiBank, ANZ Bank, HSBC and Vietcombank can change your Travelers’ Checks for VND or US Dollars.

The best way is to have a little of everything. Always have some cash with you, a credit card and some travelers' checks.

Just don't leave any of it in your hotel room while out. Safest is in a money belt.

Best travels to you.

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