Business and Legal | 2019-10-07← Back
A lot of expats and travellers have been comfortable with just having plastics. When traveling or living in Saigon, it is best to remember that cash is still the primary medium used here. For small amounts, cash is preferred as credit cards and debit cards are not accepted by most small vendors. Some shops and restaurants will accept your cards, especially in District 1 or District 2 & 7, but it is still wise to always carry enough cash just in case.
For bigger restaurants, hospitals and schools, credit cards and banking apps can now be used to settle your bill. Saigon is pushing towards a cashless medium along with the goal of transforming it into a smart city.