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Vietnam Land Border Crossings

vietnam-land-border-crossing-moc-bai Moc Bai International Border in Tay Ninh

If Vietnam is one of the destinations in your trip throughout Asia, check out our guide to Vietnam land border crossings below to plan the best route for the journey.

List of Vietnam Land Border Crossings

There are three countries from which you can enter Vietnam through land border crossings: Cambodia, Laos, and China.

Cambodia - Vietnam Land Border Crossings

  • Most traveled: Bavet - Moc Bai (Ben Cau District, Tay Ninh Province)
  • Trapeang Phlong - Sa Mat (Tan Bien District, Tay Ninh Province)
  • Phnom Den - Tinh Bien (Tinh Bien District, An Giang Province)
  • Prek Chak - Xa Xia (Ha Tien City, Kien Giang Province)
  • Oyadav - Le Thanh (Duc Co District, Gia Lai Province)
  • Banteay Chakrei - Dinh Ba (Tan Hong District, Dong Thap Province)
  • Waterway: Kaam Samnor - Vinh Xuong (Tan Chau District, An Giang Province)

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Moc Bai International Border - Vietnam's end

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Moc Bai International Border - Cambodia's end

Laos - Vietnam Land Border Crossings

  • Most traveled: Nam Phao - Cau Treo (Huong Son District, Ha Tinh Province)
  • Most traveled: Nam Khan - Nam Can (Ky Son District, Nghe An Province)
  • Dansavanh - Lao Bao (Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province)
  • Sop Hun - Tay Trang (Dien Bien City, Dien Bien Province)
  • Nam Soi - Na Meo (Quan Son District, Thanh Hoa Province)
  • Phou Keua - Bo Y (Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province)
  • Naphao - Cha Lo (Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province)

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China - Vietnam Land Border Crossings

  • Most traveled: Hekou - Lao Cai (Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province)
  • Dongxing - Mong Cai (Mong Cai City, Quang Ninh Province)
  • Youyi - Huu Nghi (Cao Loc District, Lang Son Province)
  • Railway: Pingxiang - Dong Dang (Lang Son City, Lang Son Province)

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Border Checkpoints at Vietnam Crossings

Opening hours: most checkpoints will be opened around 8 AM - 5 PM

Visa, passport, and other documents:

  • Chinese, Laotian, or Cambodian travelers can easily get into Vietnam with a crossing pass instead of a Vietnam visa
  • For international travelers from other countries, you will need to get your passport and Vietnam visa well ready before crossing the borders because Vietnam does not have a visa on arrival system for its land borders

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You must obtain a visa approval letter to get a visa stamp for entering the country

Exchange currency before crossing the borders, in small change if possible, because:

  • Many crossings are in rural, mountainous areas, so there might be no ATM/bank at the border checkpoints
  • You should expect a lot of both official and “unofficial” fee such as stamping fee, immigration fee, and overtime charge (when you come after opening hours or on weekends)

Learn more about Vietnamese currency.

What you cannot bring to Vietnam:

  • Weapon
  • Drugs
  • Anti-government propaganda
  • Gold, cigarettes, and liquor above a certain amount

See the detailed items and regulation here.

vietnam land border crossing custom queue

Gather your patience as the queue at the office can be quite long

Location of Vietnam Land Border Crossings

Crossing borders in... To get to... With...
Cambodia South and Central Highland of Vietnam Bus, motorbike, boat
Laos Northern Central and Northwest of Vietnam Bus, motorbike
China Northwest and Northeast of Vietnam Bus, motorbike, train


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Guest - Dũng on Tuesday, 05 November 2019 16:12

Not at all. Just show your passport and Id and you'll pass.

Not at all. Just show your passport and Id and you'll pass.
Guest - Meredith Horton on Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:37

Would it be more difficult for a non-Vietnamese?

Would it be more difficult for a non-Vietnamese?
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