Travel to Vietnam – Packing List

When setting out to travel there are important things that you will need in your trip. This will largely be determined by where in particular you are going to in Vietnam, the weather of the particular area that you are going to and your luggage space. When travelling to Vietnam, this will not be very different. It is Important to pack for the sunny times, unexpected rains, an evening out and all that comes in between. It would not be easy to pack everything but at least have the basic needs.

Personal clothing

  • Sandals and flip flops
  • Socks for the cold evening or day
  • Swimsuit
  • Cardigan
  • A hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Undergarments
  • Formal Wear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Light jacket

Personal medications

If you are on medications prior to travelling to Vietnam carry them along together with the documentation in case the medical officers need to refer to them. This is particularly very important in case you are coming to Vietnam for a wellness check-up.

  • First aid kit
  • Anti malarial drugs
  • Anti-bug creams
  • Allergy medications if you may need them
  • Antibiotic ointments
  • Bandages
  • Medical insurance cards

Technology items

  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Maps for direction
  • Debit/credit cards
  • Music player
  • Laptop or tablet

Hiking Items

If you will go mountaineering in the North of Vietnam, you will need to carry

  • Repair kits
  • Sun protection
  • Matchsticks
  • Flashlight or headlamp or both
  • Hiking shoes in case you are going to the mountains

Personal items

  • Sanitary items
  • Lotions
  • Shaving supplies
  • Soaps
  • Toiletries
  • Sanitizers
  • Insect repellent
  • Brushes
  • Deodorant
  • Guide book
  • Address book
  • Jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Collapsible carrier bags for ease of transportation

In conclusion, you are allowed around 30 kilograms of luggage if you are travelling on the business class and 20kilos if you are travelling economy, as check-in luggage. You need to make sure that as you pack you stay within the limits that are allowed for luggage. As you pack your items it is also important to check the forecast of the place that you will be travelling to. This will enable you to pack so that you are able to make a decision as to whether to travel light or to layer on depending on the weather. As you pack your bags to Vietnam it’s also important to pack a carry-on bag. This is the bag you are allowed two pieces of carryon luggage if you are travelling on business class. Each piece will weigh seven kg each. If you will be travelling on economy, you are allowed one piece of carryon luggage and it will be weighing seven kilograms. Whichever the flight that you will be on. It is prudent to pack your carryon bag as if it is the only bag that you will be carrying with you. It should contain the very important personal effects that are valuable and you would require frequently and fast.