Ho Chi Minh City - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Yes. Sidewalks are in disrepair. Wheelchairs would not do well. Also people ride their motorcycles on the sidewalk, especially along one-way streets (going the other way). Pedestrians do NOT have the right of way, so walking is dangerous even for people with no disability. - Jul 2019

Huge mobility issues - there are few real sidewalks or awareness of these needs. This includes the international schools - none of which are completely accessible. - Mar 2016

There are very few ramps and fully paved spacious sidewalks, but there seem to be elevators in all of the major buildings. - Aug 2015

Yes. It is a mix of old and new. It is definitely not very wheelchair friendly. - May 2014

It would be difficult, but I have met people here who are in wheelchairs and blind, etc. As ex-pats, it's possible, because the cost of care-givers is very cheap. - Jul 2011

Navigating the streets here is a nightmare, can 't imagine a wheelchair or crutches being easy along these pavements and crossing these roads of unending streams of motor bikes. However, I have seen the odd tourist in a wheelchair and on crutches,as a tourist you could manage it, but living here would present challenges. Stairs everywhere and shamefully bad pavements. - Sep 2010

Do not come here. It is hard enough to get around on two feet. - Nov 2009

Absolutely, yes. I do not recommend anyone with physical disabilities to live in Vietnam. - Dec 2008

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