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Driving license for motorbiking in Vietnam

Posted by D_Lily on 25/8/2010 at 11:50


I'm wondering that if I have a motorbike tour in Vietnam, do I need Vietnam driving license?


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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/8/2010 at 09:19 admin

No you don't. If you're on a tour you'll have someone else driving the bike for you anyway.

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Posted by KazAussie on 31/8/2010 at 17:01

If you do ride, you won't need a licence ... well the rules say you do, but no one will ask. Just remember though to check your travel insurance... usually they won't pay if you have an accident and you aren't licenced.

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Posted by valis on 7/9/2010 at 03:39

do you have to provide insurance documents for the bike you are riding when in vietnam.or when crossing over to laos.

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Posted by farflunglori on 13/1/2011 at 20:00

In Vietnam now, been driving a insurance, no license, and not legally registered bike, and had an accident, with some injury! Police, investigations, reports, hospitals, the worst nightmare. But the good part is that the police said they are told to overlook the illegality of foreigners driving, and let it slide. All you have to do is come to an agreeable payoff to the other party in the accident. You will be somewhat at fault because of the illegality. I negotiated with the other party, paid $100, and got my bike back and carried on. That is the low down in Vietnam.

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