ietnam, formerly a part of Swissair, Aeroflot, Thai Airways,
French Indochina, declared Korean Air, Lufthansa, Lauda Air,
its independence from Asiana Airlines, Royal Air
France after World War II, but Cambodge.
France continued to rule the
country until 1954 when it was ENTRY REGULATIONS
defeated by Communist forces A valid passport and Vietnamese
under Ho Chi Minh. visa are required; visas can be
obtained from a Vietnamese
Vietnam was divided into the Embassy or Consulate before
Communist North and traveling to Vietnam; entry visas
anti-Communist South. US economic are not available upon arrival.
and military aid to South Vietnam
grew through the 1960s in an CLIMATE
attempt to bolster the Vietnam's weather is tropical in
government, but US armed forces the south and monsoonal in the
withdrew following a cease-fire north with hot, rainy season from
agreement in 1973. In 1975, North May to September and warm, dry
Vietnamese forces reunited the the rest of the year.
country under Communist rule.
Vietnam has three international Vietnamese is the official
airports Hanoi/Noi Bai , Danang/ language of Vietnam however
Danang and Ho Chi Minh/Tan Son English is the de-facto second
Nhat that serves Vietnam Airlines language. Other languages spoken
and foreign airlines such as Air in Vietnam are French, Chinese,
France, Cathay Pacific Airways, and Khmer including Mon-Khmer and
China southern Airlines, Malayo-Polynesian.
Malaysian Airlines, Laos
Aviation, Singapore Airlines, CURRENCY
The Vietnam Dong (VND) is the networks; main lines have been
official currency with a current substantially increased and
rate of VND 15,746 per US dollar. mobile telephone service is
Domestic transport is either by There are two cellular service
railway, bus, taxi, car rentals, providers in Vietnam, Viettel the
motorbikes and bicycles. military run telecommunications
company and the Vietnam Telecom
COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES Services Company, which provides
International Direct Dial Country mobile services under the brand
Code = 84 name VinaPhone. VinaPhone has
Fixed Lines = 11,000,000 chosen Nokia to supply its GSM
Mobile Cellular = 5,000,000 Mobile Switching Centers to
increase VinaPhone's network
Vietnam is modernizing the switching capacity in the cities
modernization and expansion of of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
its telecommunication system;
however, it is well behind its Several prepaid calling card and
neighbors. All its telephone phone card companies are
exchanges are now digitalized and available to call both to and
inter-connected by fiber-optic from Vietnam.
cable or microwave radio relay
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