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This article will explain why an eSIM in Vietnam will benefit you in multiple ways.

In this day and age, with technology continuously evolving, you can easily avoid dealing with phone stores and plastic SIM cards; an eSIM for Vietnam is the solution! 

Whether you’re travelling for a few weeks or need a sim card for Vietnam for just a few days, eSIM Vietnam is suitable. The eSIM includes excellent coverage all over this diverse country. 

We love travelling in Vietnam when given a chance. Not only because the food in Vietnam is so wonderful, but because there are so many amazing things to see and do there.

There are many reasons why you should choose Vietnam eSIM

Choose the Vietnam eSIM card to suit your needs

Depending on the duration of your trip in Vietnam and whether you will use wifi service whenever possible, these factors will determine what size eSIM in Vietnam you should choose.

If you plan to use wifi during your travels in Vietnam (hotels and cafes usually offer this option free of charge), then you should go with the smallest plan, 1GB for $4.50, valid for 7 days, or 3GB for $9.50, valid for 30 days.

Or, if you mostly rely on phone coverage for your data, choose a plan that includes more data. For example, this 10GB eSIM data pack for $21, valid for 30 days, or the most significant available Vietnam eSIM available, the 20GB for $32 data pack.

If you need more data, use the Airalo App in minutes to top up online. I love that you can pay via Apple Pay or by charging it to your saved Credit Card in your Airalo profile. 

It’s so very convenient and affordable at the same time.

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eSIM card Vietnam – Reliable, convenient & affordable

eSIM Vietnam – How much does it cost?

Airalo offers the best rates you’ll find online for Vietnam eSIM. Not only that, they provide international eSIM for 190+ countries.

As a frequent traveller, and the first Australian woman to visit every country in the world, eSIM has been a game-changer for me.

Once you’ve used this product and see how easy it is, you’ll realise that eSIM for travel to anywhere in the world is the BEST way to stay connected.

Six (6) Data Plans Currently Available for eSIM Vietnam:

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The eSIM in Vietnam is convenient

It’s the best feeling; to land at your destination and immediately connect to the local carrier. 

For visitors, this means instant connection to order a taxi, or Grab ride-sharing app in Vietnam from the airport. (I highly recommend you download the Grab app to make your travels easier in Vietnam and many countries in Southeast Asia).

Furthermore, you can access google maps to follow navigation and reserve that last-minute hotel room on

Getting organised and downloading Vietnam eSIM before your arrival will benefit you greatly. However, if you’re still wondering what an eSIM is and how it works, this post will explain it in plain English.

Download an Airalo eSIM for Vietnam Data Pack, saving you time, hassle, and stress.  

RELATED POST: The Best eSIM for International Travel

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How to Download the Best eSIM for Vietnam

Airalo eSIM Vietnam offers the lowest rates available for data; furthermore, any of the six available data packs are easy to get onto your device. 

Download the Airalo app, purchase the right data package, and follow the steps to activate the eSIM for Vietnam before you arrive. Simple.

Important: Your device must be compatible with eSIM. Please check this list to see if your device supports eSIM before purchasing any eSIMs.

Here are a Few Tips: 

  • Before reaching Vietnam, switch from your current mobile provider to the Vietnamese eSIM provider. Don’t worry; there is a step-by-step guide on how to do it during installation.
  • Once your eSIM card is activated, turn off data for all apps you don’t use and those known to use a lot of data. Apps such as Instagram, YouTube, and Netflix will eat through your data quickly, so just access that once you reach your hotel and use the free wifi. 
  • And, if you want the freedom to instantly send those videos home to friends and family of you chowing down on the best street eats on a food tour of Hanoi or the highlights from your Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta Trip, eSIM Vietnam works like a charm. 

And as I mentioned earlier, if you run out of data – no problem! Buy more data on the Airalo app within minutes and keep exploring this exciting country.

Keep your physical SIM card in your phone

Another bonus of downloading an eSIM for Vietnam is that you don’t need to remove your physical SIM card. eSIM is digital, so it’s embedded inside your phone; that’s what the ‘e’ stands for in eSIM.

So then, why is this such good news? Having a Vietnam eSIM in your phone means you won’t risk losing your tiny SIM card (as it stays inside your device); it also means you can receive your messages from home.

In addition, your friends and family can text and call you on your original cell phone number through data-calling apps (Whatsapp, FB Messenger & FaceTime, to name a few). 

Another plus is that once you purchase an eSIM for Vietnam, you can navigate the Airalo app in English. 

So there you have it – An eSIM for Vietnam is the wise choice for staying connected in the country.

Regional eSIM to Travel in Asia

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One of the things I love most about Airalo eSIMs for International Travel is that they offer Regional eSIMs and Global eSIMs too. 

If you plan to do a region of countries at once (say South East Asia, for example), then your best bet is to buy a Regional Asialink eSIM.

It means that if you’re travelling through multiple countries in the same region at once, then the one Regional eSIM (which covers 13 countries) is all you need to stay connected as you travel around. 

Check out these 6 x Regional Asialink Data Packs

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Travel Tips & Inspiration

You’ll likely stop by Hanoi on your trip to Vietnam. If you do, we highly recommend joining a food tour in Hanoi, here’s why.

If you love to eat, don’t miss our post on the 20 best restaurants & places to eat in Hanoi.

Furthermore, if you’re heading to the coastal city of Da Nang in Vietnam, our Food Guide to Danang (featuring 17 delicious places to eat, and also what to order) is essential to eat well once you’re there!

And yes, of course we wrote a Food Guide for Hoi An, with may recommendations for unique dishes and where to eat them.

We love to share our knowledge of travelling the world. You may enjoy reading our best-ever travel tips and our Ultimate Southeast Asia Packing List.

For the food lovers, don’t miss our Food Map or Asia, plus these top 10 countries for foodies! And, if you’re more interested in history, these 30 amazing historical places in the world will fascinate you!

If you’re travelling on a budget, these 21 most affordable countries to visit right now is just the thing you’ve been searching for.

We’ve got a bunch of tips for saving money to travel the world, and even when you’re out there travelling, maybe these 20 jobs that PAY YOU to travel the world will help you travel longer. It worked for us, and we bet it can work for you too.

Finally, these top 6 travel hacks to save you money are great to read when planning your travels.

Check out the travel gear we use on the road, and for the products and sites we use to plan new trips, head to our Travel Resources Page.