From December 25 this year, fleets of cars or motorbikes registered in foreign countries will need to have a local vehicle in front as a guide when travelling in Viet Nam, according to a recent decision issued by the Prime Minister. The rule does not apply for individual vehicles.

The guide vehicle should be managed and arranged for by a Vietnamese travel agency, and should carry the agency's identification symbol, the decision says.

The decision does not accord any special privilege to the touring fleets, who have to abide by all local rules and regulations. — VNS