Friday, September 2nd, is a nation-wide public holiday for Vietnamese to celebrate this important historical epoch of the country.
All government agencies will be closed on September 2nd, and the majority of offices, including the Immigration Department (*the visa-on-arrival counter at airport will be still available even during the holiday time). Knowing this in advance will help you prepare better for you travel to Vietnam. Here are some tips from My Vietnam Visa:
1. Apply for your visa well in advance:
Do not wait until the last minute to apply for your visa. Visa-on-arrival traditionally work out fine on Friday, with the urgent processing visa option, but with immigration office closes, apply early in advance. For example, if you plan to travel between September 1st and September 5th to Vietnam), get your visa now. If you apply on or after August 30th, you might risk delaying the flight until a week later!
2. Reserve your flight ticket well in advance:
Train ticket and flight ticket will be on overheated sale those days, due to high volume of domestic travel. You might experience exceptional increases in price those days, so make sure you have all your travel details sorted out. Trusted online agents such as VietnamFlight.Net or VietnamAirlinesTicket.Com will have price stability assurance policy so you might check with them to make sure there is no extra charge for this peak season.
3. Reserve your hotels well in advance:
Book your hotel now and you will save more than you can imagine. Worse still, you might not find a hotel at all in popular beach destinations such as Nha Trang and Danang. These places will be cramped with domestic travellers, for their short holidays coming only once in a while every year. Vietnam-hotels.net offers great hotel sales on this occasion so check it out.
4. Sit back and relax:
Do not feel intimidated by all the rushing around in the above tips. You will find yourself in a very different Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, for residents will vacate the city and leave for the sea. Still, beautiful street decorations and cultural performances abound. You will be thrilled to know that these cities are most relaxing on special occasion like this - something not every tourists experience.
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