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Health and Safety

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altWhen planning a trip to any new country, the health and safety of this city is always of prime concern.
Although Ho Chi Minh City has developed vastly and is now a metropolitan city, precautions always should be taken to ensure one’s safety.

Listed below are some safety precautions you can undertake to making sure your stay in Ho Chi Minh City is both safe and gratifying –

If you are visiting Ho Chi Minh City for the first time, it is a good idea to travel in the company family or friends rather than traveling alone.
Make sure your luggage is kept in a safe place and always keep an eye on it while traveling around the city.
You should be extra careful with money and personal belongings as Ho Chi Minh City is densely populated, and pick pocketing is a common occurrence.

Public transport is a safe and reliable means of traveling. It is not advisable to drive around Ho Chi Minh City. While hiring a taxi, you should be cautious about being duped as that too is a common occurrence.

In case you need to visit or contact the police station-

HO CHI MINH CITY POLICE STATION

   161 Nguyen Du, Quan 1
   Tel: 99398 or 97107
   Open from 8 -11am and 1 - 4pm
   Police code: 03
   Ho Chi Minh City Code: 08
   Also in case of emergency, or a healthy enquiry or check up, the following hospitals can be contacted / visited-

CHO RAY HOSPITAL (Ho Chi Minh City’s Largest Hospital)

   201 B Nguyen Chi Thanh Street
   District 5
   Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
   24-Hour Emergency Number: (08) 855 4137
   Tel: (08) 855 4138 (08) 856 3526
   Fax: (08) 855 7267
   E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CENTRE MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL

   24-Hour Emergency Number: (08) 38272366
   Address: 1 Han Thuyen Street, District 1
   Tel: (08) 3827-2366
   Fax: (08) 3827-2365
   Website: www.cmi-vietnam.com

INTERNATIONAL SOS

   24-Hour Emergency Number: (848) 829-8520
   Address: 65 Nguyen Du, District 1
   Tel: (848)-3829-8520
   Fax: (848)-3829-8551
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   Website: www.internationalsos.com

VNSERVICE

   24-Hour Emergency Number:
   Address: 510 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St., District 3
   Tel: (848)-3929-1340
   Fax: (848)-3929-1344
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   Website: www.bumrungrad.com
   VNService provides medical referrals and emergency evacuations.

Other emergency numbers:
   Police assistance – 113
   Fire brigade – 114
   Ambulance – 115
 

 

Transportation/Getting Around

Taxi
Taxis are probably the most comfortable way of traveling. It is usually not difficult to hail a ...
Driving Tips
Most visitors prefer not to drive in Ho Chi Minh City as the streets are usually crowded with ...
From the airport
By bus from the airport
A 5 minute walk from the domestic terminal of the ...
Car for hire
It is not usually advisable to hire a car without a driver; however cars with English speaking ...
Metro
The train is usually used to travel to and from Ho Chi Minh City.
The train station, GA ...
Buses
There are 4 main bus stations within the city:
   1] Cho Ben Thanh Bus ...