Business trip to Vietnam: check list

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Planning business trip to Vietnam. Put into your check list the following

VISA
Depending on your passport and citizenship. Many nations can travel to Vietnam without visa. For others – applying for visa to Vietnam includes certain formalities and official procedures. Please, check with the Vietnamese diplomatic representative for more details.

INSURANCE
Contact your insurance company/agent for necessary formalities.

CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Hot and very hot in summer all around the country, except remote mountain areas.
In Hanoi can be rather cold (+ 14 C) and unpleasantly misty from December to February.
Check carefully for weather forecast before your trip.

DRESS CODE
Business meeting in Vietnam as well as all meetings with officials have quite simple dress code. Business suit.
Less formal meetings can be organized at the golf club or as one day cruise in Halong Bay / Danang / HCM.

NAMECARDS
It is an essential part of business culture in Vietnam. Vietnamese love to exchange namecards with old and new partners. If in your business trip networking events are scheduled, you should have at least 100 namecards per day.