Vietnam

Nomad Insurance Vietnam

We offer nomad medical insurance tailored for the digital nomad and the globetrotting entrepreneur if you are travelling to Vietnam soon. Rest assured, our dedicated nomad medical insurance will have you covered throughout your journey.

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Travelling to Vietnam? We've got you covered.

Global 24/7 Emergency Help On All Nomad Insurance

With our 24/7 global assistance as a key feature of our nomad insurance, you’re never stranded no matter where your adventures take you. Our support is just a phone call away, making your global travels safer and stress-free.

Customisable Plans for Nomad Lifestyles

Customise your nomad insurance to match your unique lifestyle. Whether you need basic medical cover or comprehensive protection, our flexible plans ensure you pay only for the cover you truly require.

Direct Payments To The Hospital

Our nomad insurance provides direct payments to the hospitals, easing your burden and giving peace of mind. We coordinate directly with medical facilities, so you can focus on your recovery without the stress of upfront costs.

Access To Healthcare Professionals

Even when you’re far from home, medical advice should be at your fingertips. Our nomad insurance includes remote access to certified medical professionals. Consult with specialists, ensuring you receive qualified advice no matter your location.

Healthcare overview in Vietnam

Vietnam’s healthcare system presents a contrast of public and private facilities. Known for its dynamic cities and cultural depth, expats and travellers in Vietnam need to navigate a healthcare system that offers high standards in major cities but can be less reliable in rural areas. With reasonable healthcare costs compared to the West, unexpected medical emergencies can still lead to significant expenses. Therefore, a robust nomad insurance plan is essential to safeguard against the financial risks of healthcare needs while in Vietnam.

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Key takeaways of Vietnam's healthcare system:

Private healthcare offers quality service.

Lacking comprehensive insurance in Vietnam could lead to substantial healthcare costs, particularly in private facilities.

Direct billing available in Vietnam.

Our plans include direct billing options for many of Vietnam's private hospitals, easing the process for insured medical services.

Varying standards in public healthcare.

Public hospitals in Vietnam might not align with Western standards, with potential challenges in rural healthcare delivery.

Access to English-speaking professionals.

In Vietnam's major cities, private hospitals often have English-speaking staff, providing ease of communication for expats and tourists.

Choose your nomad insurance for Vietnam.

Major Medical

A cost-effective plan with a US $1,000,000 annual limit, covering essential inpatient services. Ideal for basic health needs.

Worldwide Exc. USA Major Medical
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $1,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Semi-Private
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) No Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services US $25,000
Anaesthetist Fees 30% of Surgeon's Fees
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees US $25,000
Rehabilitation Cover No Cover
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover US $20,000
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover No Cover
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $100
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical No Cover
Pre-Hospitalisation No Cover
Post-Hospitalisation No Cover
GP Consultation Fees No Cover
Specialist Consultation Fees No Cover
Prescribed Medication No Cover
Imaging and Lab Tests No Cover
Physiotherapy No Cover
Oncology No Cover
Alternative Therapies Treatment No Cover
Chronic Conditions Benefit No Cover
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups No Cover
Vaccinations No Cover
Eye-Test No Cover
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) No Cover
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism US $50,000
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $100 Per Day 10 Days
Mugging US $100 Per Day 5 Days
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Standard

Offers a US $1,000,000 annual limit and adds limited outpatient coverage up to US $25,000. Includes GP and specialist consultations.

Worldwide Exc. USA Standard
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $1,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Semi-Private
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) No Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services US $25,000
Anaesthetist Fees 30% of Surgeon's Fees
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees US $25,000
Rehabilitation Cover No Cover
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover US $20,000
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover No Cover
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $100
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical US $25,000
Pre-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
Post-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
GP Consultation Fees US $750
Specialist Consultation Fees US $750
Prescribed Medication US $750
Imaging and Lab Tests US $750
Physiotherapy No Cover
Oncology No Cover
Alternative Therapies Treatment No Cover
Chronic Conditions Benefit No Cover
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups No Cover
Vaccinations No Cover
Eye-Test No Cover
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) No Cover
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism US $100,000
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $200 Per Day 10 Days
Mugging US $100 Per Day 5 Days
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Comprehensive

Features a US $1,000,000 annual limit and full inpatient benefits. Adds extensive outpatient coverage, and $1,000 chronic conditions benefit.

Worldwide Exc. USA Comprehensive
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $1,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Semi-Private
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) Full Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services US $25,000
Anaesthetist Fees 30% of Surgeon's Fees
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees US $25,000
Rehabilitation Cover Full Cover 30 Days
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover US $20,000
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover US $100,000
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $100
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical US $25,000
Pre-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
Post-Hospitalisation US $2,000 30 days prior
GP Consultation Fees US $750
Specialist Consultation Fees US $750
Prescribed Medication US $750
Imaging and Lab Tests US $750
Physiotherapy US $750 5 Visits
Oncology US $20,000
Alternative Therapies Treatment US $250 5 Visits
Chronic Conditions Benefit US $1,000
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups US $250 25% Co-insurance
Vaccinations US $250 25% Co-insurance
Eye-Test US $250 1 Per Year
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) Inpatient Treatment Only
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) No Cover
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) US $750 25% Co-insurance
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism US $150,000
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $300 Per Day 10 Days
Mugging US $100 Per Day 5 Days
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Fully Comprehensive

Offers a US $2,000,000 annual limit with full inpatient and outpatient benefits. Ideal for those seeking comprehensive coverage.

Worldwide Exc. USA Fully Comprehensive
Overall Plan Limit (per year) US $2,000,000
Inpatient Benefits
Room and Board including general nursing care Full Cover
Parental Accommodation (added bed, same room) Full Cover
Theatre fees: x-rays, laboratory tests, medicines & drugs, blood & plasma, surgical appliances, rental of wheel chairs Full Cover
Intensive Care (Room and Board including general nursing care) Full Cover
Surgeon's fees including pre & post surgical services Full Cover
Anaesthetist Fees Full Cover
Professional Fees including Physician, Specialist, Radiologist, Physiotherapy & Pathologist Fees Full Cover
Rehabilitation Cover Full Cover 45 Days
Kidney Dialysis Full Cover
Oncology Cover Full Cover
Emergency Room Treatment Full Cover
Organ Transplant Cover Full Cover
Local Ambulance to Hospital Full Cover
Hospital Cash Benefit US $200
Outpatient Benefits
Outpatient Surgical Full Cover
Pre-Hospitalisation Full Cover
Post-Hospitalisation Full Cover
GP Consultation Fees Full Cover
Specialist Consultation Fees Full Cover
Prescribed Medication Full Cover
Imaging and Lab Tests Full Cover
Physiotherapy Full Cover 10 Visits
Oncology Full Cover
Alternative Therapies Treatment Full Cover 10 Visits
Chronic Conditions Benefit US $10,000
Wellbeing Benefits
Annual Medical Check-ups US $500
Vaccinations US $500
Eye-Test US $250 1 Per Year
Dental Benefits
Emergency Dental (Relief of Pain Only) Full Cover
Routine Dental (6 month waiting period) US $750
Major Dental (6 month waiting period) US $750
Global Security Benefits
Terrorism Full Cover
Hostage Negotiation Full Cover
Hijacking US $500 Per Day
Mugging US $100 Per Day
Psychology Benefits
24 Hour Psychology Counselling Full Cover
24 Hour Personal Coaching Full Cover
International Assistance Benefits
24 Hour Emergency Assistance Full Cover
Life Cover
Death Benefit US $10,000
Optional Benefits Where an additional premium has been paid
Evacuation & Repatriation US $100,000

Why should you get Nomad Insurance in Vietnam?

In Vietnam, nomad insurance is essential. The healthcare system caters mainly to locals, leading to long waits and language barriers for foreigners at public hospitals. Private facilities will provide quality care with English-speaking staff, but at higher costs which could leave you badly out of pocket. Our nomad insurance offers a crucial safety net, covering various medical services, from hospital stays to emergency evacuations, for visitors and expats in Vietnam.

Average cost of medical bills in Vietnam

In Vietnam, while healthcare costs are generally lower than in Western countries, medical emergencies and treatments in private hospitals can be quite expensive, especially for expats. For example, a standard medical consultation with an expat doctor at an international private healthcare center could cost around $94 USD, which is notably higher than consultations with local doctors. The cost can be even steeper for specialized care or emergency services, which often necessitates the use of private hospitals due to the better quality of care and English-speaking staff, compared to public hospitals where resources might be limited and language barriers present.

Breakdown of the costs of healthcare in Vietnam

Cost of hospital stays

Staying in a private hospital room can range significantly based on the facility's quality and city. On average, a private room may cost between $100 to $250 per night, not including treatments.

$100-250

Surgery costs

Surgical procedures can be costly, especially for more complex operations. Minor surgeries start around $2,000, with more extensive procedures going up to $50,000 or more.

$2,000-50,000

Emergency dental cost

Dental emergencies can be expensive, with extractions starting at $200 and more complex treatments like root canals or crowns ranging from $600 to $1,200.

$200-1,200

Prescription medication costs

Prescription drugs may cost less than in Western countries, but specific medications, especially imported ones, can be costly, up to $100 or more.

$10-100

Diagnostic test costs

Diagnostic tests like MRI scans can be relatively affordable but expect to pay between $200 to $300 at private facilities.

$200-300

Emergency care costs

Emergency treatments for injuries or acute conditions can be highly variable, with costs starting at $2,000 and can escalate depending on the level of care required.

$2,000-5,000+

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes dear nomads, you can. Just put your current address in and feel free to keep on movin’.

Anywhere in the world except the USA. We recommend purchasing USA-specific travel insurance if you are travelling to the USA. This insurance policy is not suitable for residents of the USA.

You can choose to receive treatment in any country worldwide except the USA.

Yes – as long as your home country isn’t the USA. Apart from the USA, you’re fully covered, nomad-er where you’re from and nomad-er where you go!

No, just once per year on your renewal date. And that can all be done by email, if required.

Yes, cancer treatment (oncology) is covered – you can find full details on our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Yes, dental treatment is covered under the “Comprehensive” and “Fully Comprehensive” cover levels. You can find full details on our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Yes, outpatient treatment is covered – you can find full details on our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Unfortunately, claims cannot be approved if they are either directly or indirectly related to any medical condition or related condition for which you had treatment for, had symptoms of, knew existed, or should have known existed, prior to you starting your medical insurance policy. You are covered for events after you first start your insurance policy.

Terrorism coverage is included on all cover levels and covers any medical treatment needed as a result of terrorism, and any treatment needed for a medical condition sustained as a result of terrorism.

No, this is not necessary. To make the process as simple as possible, once you have gained pre-authorisation for your treatment, the insurance company will contact the hospital to arrange for payment to be made directly.

During an emergency, you may not be in a position to notify the insurance company in advance. If this happens, please contact the insurance company as soon as possible so they can arrange for all payments to be made directly to the hospital, as well as make sure that you are being properly cared for.

Please see the “Claims” page which has full information – and you will also receive the information in soft copy format by email when you start your insurance policy.

Yes, general exclusions apply to all international medical insurance policies. For full details, please see our “T&C’s” page.

No, you can apply and get coverage within 24 hours without the need for a medical examination.

Yes they can, although it generally makes more sense to have a separate policy for each person as it costs the same and gives you the flexibility to choose different cover levels for each person if you wish.

There is a limit to the total value of claims per year, but no limit on the number of claims. For full details, please see our “Compare Cover Levels” page.

Yes, you have a 14-day “cooling off period” during which you can cancel the policy if you want to. This gives you plenty of time to read the full terms and conditions as well as compare the cover and cost of other insurances, and if for any reason you decide it’s not the right one for you, you’ll get a full refund of all premiums paid.

Yes you can choose your own hospital and doctor if you wish, and you may also ask the insurance company for recommendations based on what facilities are offered at different hospitals. If you would like to be treated at a hospital in a different country, you will need the “Global Evacuation & Repatriation” cover, which is an optional add-on to all policies for a small fixed fee.

It’s always good to have travel insurance if you travel frequently – travel insurance and medical insurance are distinctly different types of insurance. Travel insurance will cover you for things like delayed flights, lost baggage etc, whereas international medical insurance covers anything medical related. Whilst all travel insurances and medical insurances differ, as a general rule, the medical cover offered on travel insurance policies has more limitations than full medical insurance policies, and there are often additional clauses which make it unsuitable as a long-term replacement for medical insurance. Always read the small print to see which things aren’t covered!