Itinerary: Driving Permit In Vietnam
License, Permit to ride motorbike and driving car in Vietnam.
According to the Vietnam road traffic laws, all the car drivers and motorbike riders mush have a permit while driving or riding. Since October 2015, Vietnam’s transport authorities has started issuing International Driving Permits (IDPs) to Vietnamese and Foreigners, allowing the holders to drive/ride in more than 80 countries that recognize the licenses. For temporary visitor to legally drive a car or ride a motorbike, it is preferred that you possess an international driving permit, which can easily be obtained from your home country.
While riding a motorbike in Vietnam, if you don’t have an international driving/riding permit, you can use your home country’s motorbike riding permit and it can be accepted by the police on the road. Traffic police generally don’t stop Westerners in Vietnam simply because Vietnam is now implementing open policy to welcome more possible the foreign tourists from all over the World, so nobody want to disappoint the tourist. When planing a motorbike trip to discover Vietnam, people normally try to ask for the information from the Vietnamese Embassy in their country, however, it doesn’t seem a good way as they always answer you the out of date news from the country.
The question of having or not a local riding permit mainly concerns your insurance, but it doesn’t seem a big problem as we always know how to fix it..just drop us an email for more details about this….