The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
There have been a number of anti-China protests in response to international maritime incidents in May 2014. Some protests in industrial zones on 13-15 May turned violent causing 2 deaths and several injuries. Other protests have taken place peacefully. You should remain vigilant and avoid all protests.
Tropical cyclones affect the eastern coastal regions. The season normally runs from May to November, but tropical cyclones can occur outside this period. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities.
There is a low threat from terrorism.
Around 100,000 British nationals visit Vietnam every year. Most visits are trouble-free.