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Con Dao Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts


Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Con Dao , created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Travel Consultants.

Overview+

General Information
LanguageVietnamese (English widely spoken)
Time Difference7 hours
CurrencyDong
Voltage220 volts

Health

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya) and Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/   In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling. Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice Additional links to sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk and http://nathnac.net

Sources of information include: www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.


Visa

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Climate+

The Con Dao archipelago has a tropical monsoon climate with a distinct dry and a distinct wet season. The rainy season is from April till October and reaches its peak during the summer.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Con Dao.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January2520
February2510
March2710
April2940
May29130
June27190
July28220
August28230
September27250
October27200
November27160
December2670

Getting There+

Flight Information
Vietnam Airlines from London Heathrow to Con Dao (via Ho Chi Minh). British Airways from London Heathrow to Bangkok and Hong Kong. Thai Airways from London Heathrow to Bangkok. Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow and Manchester to Singapore.
Onward connecting flights with: Thai Airways from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam Airlines from Bangkok and Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao island.

Flight Times
From London Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh: 12 hours, 35 minutes. London Heathrow to Bangkok: 11 hours, 40 minutes.
London Heathrow to Hong Kong: 11 hours, 55 minutes.
Onward connecting flights from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
From Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh: 2 hours, 40 minutes.
From Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao: 1 hour.

Travel Gems+

Travel Planning
Our Travel Consultants can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday. This includes everything from spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in our featured resorts that you may not know about.

Talk to our Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts

Our dedicated Asia, Australasia and Africa Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Con Dao. Furthermore, we have 6 Travel Consultants who have personally visited Con Dao and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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