Bach Ma Hill Climb 16km – 21st September am
Bach Ma Hill Climb 16km – 21st September am
Currency: Vietnam Dong
Capital City: Hanoi
Time Zone: GMT +7
Electricity: 220 Volts, 50 Hz
Population: 92 million
Calling Code: +84
Principle Religion: Buddhism
International Airport: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Hue (HUI), Hanoi (HAN), Danang (DAD) – When joining the Coupe de Hue we suggest that Hue and Danang are convenient entry points.
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E-visa is granted by Vietnamese Immigration Department to enable some countries to apply for a visa online. You can find the list of countries that are eligible for e-visa on the National Web Portal on Immigration here.
Please click here to start applying.
To apply for e-visa, applicants will need to prepare:
After submitted the form online, you can check the status via this link. The processing time will take around three business days.
Length of stay is 30 days from the date of arrival in Vietnam. E-visa is only valid for a single entry.
However, not all borders of Vietnam accept e-visa, please check the list of the port entries and exits which accept Vietnam e-visa before applying here.
After receiving your e-visa through email, please print and bring it along while travelling to Vietnam. For more information, please visit their FAQ section here.
VISA ON ARRIVAL
Tourist visas can also be obtained upon arrival only by air at the following Vietnam International Airports in Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Hanoi. If tourists arrive by land or cruise, they will need to apply for a visa in advance at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate in their home country.
You must obtain the Visa Authorisation Letter prior to travelling to Vietnam. Indotrek can assist with the process to obtain the letter for you. Please provide the following information for the letter:
The processing time will take around five working days. Indotrek will send you a scanned copy of the letter. You will need print it out and present the hard copy when boarding your flight to Vietnam. Please note that the effective date will be mentioned in the approval letter and you are not allowed to enter Vietnam before the authorised date or at an airport other than the one stated in the letter.
However, please note that not all foreign passport holders can apply for visa on arrival. Please check with the Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate in your home country for specific visa requirements.
To apply for visa on arrival, applicants will need to prepare:
Please be advised that there may be a long queues at the visa on arrival counter while waiting for the stamp. In order to save time, kindly print the Visa on Arrival Application Form and fill it out prior to arriving.
VISA IN PERSON
Visitors who are not eligible for e-visa or visa on arrival will have to apply the visa in advance at the Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate in their home country.
To apply for visa in person, applicants will need to prepare:
Please check with the Vietnam Embassy or Vietnam Consulate in your home country for full list of requirements and detailed process.
A Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate is only required for travellers coming from – or in transit through an airport of – a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. The vaccination requirement is imposed by this country for protection against yellow fever since the principal mosquito vector Aedes aegypti is present in its territory.
If you are visiting Vietnam and you live in or have travelled through a yellow fever zone, then you need to have a yellow fever certificate to show that you have been vaccinated against the illness.
When you arrive in Vietnam, you will be asked for your yellow fever certificate. You need to show this at the medical counter before queuing for immigration.
Check to see if you have been in any of these places during the last six months. Please consult your doctor to discuss your particular health or immunisation requirements. If you would like to have a source of further information, please refer to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website
Risk of yellow fever transmission exists in these countries:
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda.
Risk of yellow fever transmission exists in these countries:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela.
Validity of Certificate
A yellow fever certificate is valid for ten years after vaccination.
A vaccination certificate is required for children over one year of age.
VIP ARRIVAL SERVICE
If you have booked our VIP arrival service, our immigration officer will meet you as you depart the plane and take you to the VIP area for immigration formalities. In the meantime, staff will collect your luggage and after that, escort you to meet your tour guide.
Travellers are highly recommended to purchase trip and travel insurance. Trip insurance covers the cost of your trip should you be forced to cancel your trip before you start the trip. Travel insurance covers such costs as emergency and medical evacuation, hospital fees, property loss, etc which could possibly happen during the trip. If you would like Indotrek to have a copy of your travel insurance information in case of emergency, please forward these details to your agent who will in turn forward to our office.
Please consult your doctor to discuss your particular health or immunization requirements.
If you would like to have a source of further information, please refer to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website at www.cdc.gov
The State-run Vietnam Airlines (VNA) is the most established domestic airline. For domestic flights, VNA use a mixture of Boeing (338 seats) and Airbus (320 seats). With some short flights to small airports such as Dalat or Phu Quoc or Hai Phong or Dien Bien ATR (72 seats) and Fokker (79 seats) are operated.
Seat assignment is not always possible in advance. The best way to secure a seat of your choice is to arrive at the airport early and request this at check in.
Please be aware that our courtesy check in service is now limited due to the current world security climate. You must have an airline ticket to enter the check-in terminal. Some airports will stipulate that you must check in your own bags. We thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Each airline has its own luggage allowance policy especially with regards to bicycles). You are advised to check your airline prior to travel since the below price is subject to change. All airlines now stipulate that liquids, gels and/or aerosols in hand luggage must be in completely closed containers of 3 oz/100ml or less (even if the container is partially filled). If you are travelling with Bike boxes and cases, please be sure to inform the airline ahead of time in order to avoid any confusion or unexpected costs upon check in.
Economy: 20kg (44 lbs) checked baggage, 7kg (15.4 lbs) cabin baggage
Business: 30kg (66 lbs) checked baggage, 7kg (15.4 lbs) cabin baggage
Excess baggage charge:
Domestic: US$2.5 /kg for domestic flights
Zone A: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong
Zone B: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan & TC3 (except Zone A & Australia/ New Zealand)
Zone C: Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, England, Russia & TC2
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Vietnam’s currency is the Vietnam Dong (VND). It is the only accepted currency in the country and your local currency should be exchanged when entering the country.
Exchanging Money The best place to change your money is in your hotel or at a local bank. Many banks, open Monday to Friday, may issue cash advances for Visa and MasterCard, usually for a specified commission. Foreign notes that are old, torn or faded can be difficult to exchange, so make sure you bring clean bills in small denominations. Traveller’s cheques can often be difficult to change. (check www.xe.com for the latest exchange rate).
Credit Cards Credit cards are accepted in major hotels, but not many other places. Some establishments will accept US currency (USD).
ATMs ATMs are widely available throughout Vietnam. This is the easiest and safest way of accessing money. ATMs also offer the best exchange rate. Be careful to cover the pin pad when entering your personal identification number. To withdraw larger amounts of money, ATMs for international banks offer higher limits than those of local Vietnamese banks.
While not compulsory, tipping is greatly appreciated throughout Southeast Asia, especially in the service industry, when you are pleased with the services provided.
For reference, we have provided a general guideline below:
Please note all prices are quoted in USD.
If you have any questions or encounter any problems on the ground, please contact us immediately for assistance.
Riders must bring photo ID and sign their own event waiver in person at KBPU point at Phu Van Lau Park (in front of Citadel, Le Duan Street, Phu Thuan, Hue), during Friday 20th (12pm – 6pm) and Saturday 21st (7am – 6pm). KBPU will not be available on the day of the event (click map below to enlarge).
We will also have a registration and KBPU point (12pm – 6pm) at the golf club at Laguna Lang Co for those riders who will stay there prior to the Bach Ma KOM Challege.
There are no refunds for the Coupe de Hue Grand Fondo Event. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions. However, we recognize that injuries and unforeseen events can happen. As a result, we have two policies in place to help registered participants should they be unable to ride in the 2019 Coupe de Hue.
In the event of an injury or unforeseen circumstance, the Roll-Over Policy allows riders to defer their registration (minus a $10 fee) to the next year. The roll-over system for participants registered in the 2019 Coupe de Hue will be in effect from now through Friday, July 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. ICT time.
For those who apply to roll-over your registration by the deadline, you will be sent a roll-over confirmation e-mail following the 2019 event, along with instructions on registration procedures for the 2019 event.
In addition, a registered rider can also transfer an event entry to another individual using the reference number created when you first registered. Please note there is a transfer fee of $25 (processing fee included). A registered rider can transfer an event entry to another rider by Saturday, August 23, 2019 at 2 p.m. ICT.
I have read the above as well as the rules and regulations of the event and shall obey. I declare that I am of 18 years of age the day before the Coupe De Hue Gran Fondo. I voluntarily sign declaring that I am physically fit and adequately prepared. I authorize the Organizing Committee to use photographs, tapes, videos and anything related to my participation for any legitimate use, without any remuneration. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to not accept any unwanted entries.
Rules and Regulations