If arriving at an international airport, all luggage is x-rayed and Customs officials may check luggage on request. There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency, objects made of gold, silver, precious metals, gemstones, or plated pieces with silver or gold, however visitors must declare these in detail on the customs forms.
Entry: Tourists are allowed to bring in the following items duty-free:
- Cigarettes: 400 pieces
- Cigars: 50-100
- Tobacco: 500 gram
- Liquor: 1.5L
Personal effects of a reasonable quantity. Small gift items valued at not more than US$500
Note: There is no limit to the amounts of cash, precious metals and gems people can bring in, but amounts of over US$7,000 must be declared.
It is prohibited for any visitor to bring into Vietnam the followings:
Exit: Goods of commercial nature and articles of high value require export permits issued by the Customs Office. Antiques, some precious stones and animals listed in Vietnam\'s red-book may not be exported from the country.
- Weapons, explosives and inflammable objects
- Opium and other narcotics
- Cultural materials unsuitable to Vietnamese society.