Donâ€™t travel without health insurance, even if youâ€™re fit and healthy â€“ accidents do happen.
Find out your insurance plan, declare any existing medical conditions you have to make clear which will cover you. You may require extra cover for adventure activities such as rock climbing. Check their payment plan (e.g.: directly to providers or reimburse you after you pay on the spot). It may decide which medical-expense option you have to pay, as well as documentation, policies required.
Alternatively, insurance can be purchased in-country from Vietnam Insurance Corporation (BAO VIET in Vietnamese) which offers limited travel insurance services (ie. health and property) to foreigners travelling or residing in Vietnam. Further information can be obtained from their branch offices as follows:
BAO VIET â€“ Hanoi
35 Hai Ba Trung,Â Hoan Kiem District,Â Ha Noi
Telephone: (84 4) 38262632 / 38262614
Fax: (84 4) 38257188 / 38245473
BAO VIET â€“ Ho Chi Minh City
23 – 25 Thai Van Lung street, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCM city
Fax: (08) 38234694
Tá»•ng Ä‘Ã i: (08) 38251500
BAO VIET â€“ Danang
97 Tran Phu Street, Danang City
Tel: (0511) 3821260 / 3812322
Fax: (0511) 3821601