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HCM City in top ten cities for expats living and working abroad

HCM City got the thumbs up from the expat community for the Urban Work Life Index. Up to 89 per cent were happy with life in general and 84 per cent were satisfied with the affordable cost of living.


Expats in Vietnam show resilience and optimism toward the future

Up to 83% of expats in Vietnam feel optimistic about the year ahead despite the volatility of the past 18 months, according to a study conducted by HSBC.

Expat Explorer study: Vietnam among 20 best places to live and work

Vietnam is ranked the 5th location in Asia-Pacific region, having climbed three places to the 19th position in the world among best places to live and work over the next 12 months, according to the 14th Expat Explorer study.

Vietnam rejects inaccurate information about entry policy

The information about Vietnam officially banning entry for foreign nationals and repatriated Vietnamese from July 28 to the end of 2021 is false and inaccurate. 

Handling of foreign deaths to be reviewed, after RoK COVID-19 cremation incident: Ministry

Vietnamese authorities and local administrations will review protocols in dealing with deaths of foreign nationals due to COVID-19, spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on Thursday.

Foreigners in HCMC to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Ho Chi Minh City is carrying out a plan of Covid-19 vaccination for consular officers and foreigners in the city. 

A RoK citizen dies of COVID-19 in HCM City

A citizen of the Republic of Korea who was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus has died of the disease at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

Quarantine for foreign arrivals and direct contacts of COVID-19 cases down to 14 days: Health ministry

The health ministry on Wednesday issued updated guidelines on the mandatory quarantine period and details of a pilot home quarantine scheme for people who came into direct contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Employees of foreign NGOs in Vietnam vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 1,000 employees of foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hanoi, including over 100 foreigners, received COVID-19 vaccine shots on July 13.

How to register for your COVID-19 vaccine for Vietnamese and foreigners

Vietnamese nationals and foreigners can now register online for COVID-19 vaccines, according to Nguyen Truong Nam, Deputy Head of the Information Technology Department of the Ministry of Health.

Vietnam in top 10 world’s best places for expats: international survey

Vietnam is ranked the 10th best place in the world for expats, according to the recently released 2021 Expat Inside Survey by InterNations, considered the biggest global expat community.

Foreign authors release bilingual comic on Vietnamese children

A bilingual Vietnamese-English comic book entitled "The Lost Sandal" has been introduced to Vietnamese readers, a joint product of Belgian author Geralda De Vos and Swedish illustrator Sofia Holt, who are both living and working in Vietnam.

South African woman mends broken heart in Vietnam

Many wonderful stories start from heartbreak.


Fried banana cakes come to the rescue

The 50-year-old Frenchman who is known simply as Fabric by Vietnamese can be said to have been rather famous in HCMC, at least in several local social media over the past few months.

Hanoi leader requests full investigation into sexual assaults against foreign women

Mayor of Hanoi capital Chu Ngoc Anh has directed the Hanoi Police to urgently investigate and strictly handle sexual assaults against foreign women in the West Lake area in Tay Ho District.

Foreign woman loves Ao Dai, brings Vietnamese silk to the world

Born and raised in Europe but Liisi has a special passion for Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional gown) and Vietnamese silk products.

Being stranded here due to Covid-19: Not really bad

The story about a French visitor getting stuck in Vietnam during the Covid-19 pandemic who had to sell local snacks to earn a living went viral before Tet, the Lunar New Year. 

Sexual predators targeting foreign women wanted in Hanoi

Police operating in Tay Ho District of Hanoi are searching for a group of Vietnamese suspects who are accused of targeting foreign women in the area.

Foreigners celebrate Tet in Vietnam

The Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday is a unique cultural heritage of the Vietnamese people. More and more foreigners now celebrate Tet, however, and enjoy the cosy atmosphere surrounding the holiday.

The search for happiness

A British man, who went through a rough patch, has found love of his life and settled down in Vietnam for more than a decade.