Trip-2024 Vietnam Trip Documents

Notice: This years trip is CLOSED to additional travelers.

Trip Itinerary
Members of the D.O.V.E. Fund are busy preparing the itinerary for their annual Trip to Vietnam

Starting on:   Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 - Depart for Saigon
Ending on:   Monday, March 18th, 2024 - Depart for USA

This year's trip will be lead by:
    John Abbey, member of the D.O.V.E. Fund
    Fred and Jill Grimm, members of the D.O.V.E. Fund.
    Dan Gregg and Linda McConville, members of the D.O.V.E. Fund.
    Steve and Lisa Sczesny, members of the D.O.V.E. Fund.

Shots Required to Visit Vietnam
Here are the vaccinations required to visit any country. But because there may be different diseases/sicknesses in Vietnam, you will want to consult your doctor as you make your travel plans. You will want to get these shots at least two to three months before you travel, to reduce any interaction issues from the shots.

Note: Some of these shot programs require one shot to followed by a second in the series 30 days later... and before you can travel. Then, a third shot after you return. Consult with your local Doctor or Health Department for the correct procedures.

Recommended Vaccinations
    Health-care professionals should ensure that travelers are up-to-date on the following vaccinations.

Routine Vaccinations - Source:
    Measles or measles/mumps/rubella (MMR)
    Diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT, Tdap)
    Polio Virus
    Varicella (chickenpox)
    Pneumococcal disease (for those in the respective risk groups)

Travel-Related Vaccines
Considered for all travelers to developing countries:
    Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis B

Considered for travelers who plan to visit certain destinations:
    Japanese Encephalitis
    Yellow Fever

Packing Instructions
Over the years, travelers have compiled this list of helpful packing instructions for you to use as a check list when you do your packing.

Click Here to download the Trip Packing Instructions (.PDF Format)

Suggested Reading Material
There are many books on Vietnam. Some of the current books that you might want to read are:
   Phase Line Green - Nicholas Warr
   Long Reckoning - by George Black
   Up Country by Nelson DeMile

Trip Release and Registration Documents
People traveling on the trip, need to download the document listed below, fill it out, and then return it to:

    The D.O.V.E. Fund - Trip-2024
    PO Box 350741
    Toledo, Ohio 43635


Attach the completed document to an e-mail addressed to:

File Name: Trip-2024 - Traveler Release Form - 20230930.pdf

Click Here to download the Trip-204 Release/Registration Form (.PDF Format)

File Name: Trip-2024 - Traveler Release Form - 20230930.docx
Click Here to download the Trip-2024 Release/Registration Form (.DOCX Format)

Electronic Visa - Updated Information 6/1/2023
Web Site:
Posted By: Vietnam Visa - The Best way to Obtain a Vietnam Visa
Subject: Vietnam Travel Visa

Have a Question: (+84) 832 320 320 - 8.00 AM-21.00 PM, GMT +7

You will need a 1 month visa, which cost $17 per person. Also, you will want to sign up (put a check mark in the check box on their form) for their Fast Track option, which will allow someone else to stand in line and wait for your arrival visa. This service is $25 per person, and you need to pay in US Dollars at the time of the transaction. Total cost is $42 for the visa and Fast Track option.

You can save time by completing the Entry/Exit form before you arrive at one of Vietnam’s international airports. To get started, click here to download, print, and complete the PDF form. (See document notes for photo requirements) Vietnam Visa Makes It Simple to Get a Business or Tourist Visa

Getting a business or tourist visa to Vietnam is simple at Vietnam Visa
Step 1 — Fill out a quick application form online (you will need to know your arrival date and the name of the airport at which
               you will arrive)

Step 2 — Pay the visa servicing fee online

Step 3 — Within two business days, you will get an email with your official Vietnam visa Approval Letter issued by the Vietnam                Immigration Department

Step 4 — Print the Approval Letter and prepare two (4cm x 6cm) photos of yourself according to noted requirements

Step 5 — Bring the printed Approval Letter, photos, and the government Stamping Fee
               (along with your passport and any other required documents) with you on your trip to Vietnam

Step 6 — When you arrive at your destination airport in Vietnam, show the Approval Letter and
               photos at the Immigration office

Legitimate Approval Letter and Visa
Procedure at Vietnam Airports 3/1/2022
Vietnam Visa is required for most foreigners to enter and exit Vietnam at one of 3 international airports: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh city, and Da Nang. Travellers are advised to arrange Vietnam Visa before their departure by applying online for the Approval Letter first, receive the letter by email, then get Visa Stamped on their passports at Vietnam Airports upon arrival.

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