All visitors are required to fill out customs declaration forms upon their arrivals. A copy of the customs declaration form should be kept and handed over to the customs officers on their departures.
On arrivals, visitors are allowed to bring in the following duty-free items:
There is no limit to the amounts of cash, precious metals and gems that visitors may bring in, but amounts of over US$ 3,000 must be declared.
The following items are prohibited:
Weapons, explosives and inflammable objects.
Opium and other narcotics.
Cultural materials unsuitable to Vietnamese society.
Infected animals, plants or foodstuffs.
Upon departures, please note that goods of commercial nature and articles of high value require export permits issued by the customs authorities. Antiques, some precious stones and animals listed in Vietnam’s red-book may not be brought out of the country.