Travelers’ Checks Accepted in Vietnam?
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.
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.