Vietnam’s tourism ministry has asked the government to consider resuming visa free entry for up to 15 days for those arriving from certain countries.
Fully vaccinated people and those who have recovered from Covid-19 will only need to self-isolate for three days instead of enter centralized quarantine for seven days, the health ministry announced Thursday.
Tour guide Lai Chi Phuc has been counting down the days until travellers return to the white-sand beaches and thick tropical jungle of Vietnam’s Phu Quoc, a once-poor fishing island pushing to be Asia’s next holiday hotspot as pandemic restrictions…
Ho Chi Minh City has sought permission from the government to allow in foreign tourists without mandatory quarantine from December.
The first international tourists touched down in Vietnam almost 20 months after the Southeast Asian nation closed its borders to contain the coronavirus.
Aviation and medical experts say the seven-day quarantine for foreign passengers entering Vietnam on commercial flights is too long and being over cautious would hinder tourism revival.
Vietnam plans to restart international commercial flights with 15 countries from January next year, its aviation authority said on Friday, eyeing a full resumption by July.
Vietnam’s plan to reopen international tourism gives hope, but the first phase comprising designated tours is not appealing.
Many expats living in HCMC wish to travel domestically after being stuck for months in the Covid epicenter, but quarantine and designated hotel-stay requirements curb their enthusiasm.
Experts said aviation authorities’ plans to resume commercial flights carrying foreign tourists into Vietnam from later this year would be unfeasible if the seven-day quarantine rule remains unchanged.
Vietnam plans to reopen the resort island of Phu Quoc to vaccinated foreign visitors in late November, the authorities said, as the country looks to reboot its tourism industry after almost two years of closure.
Foreign readers of VnExpress International are clear that they not only prefer greater travel freedom in Vietnam, but also warn mandatory quarantine will keep tourists away.
Kien Giang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh will welcome foreign tourists starting November in the first phase of Vietnam’s roadmap to resume international tourism.
Kien Giang Province authorities have proposed a list of 15 five-star resorts on Phu Quoc Island to house foreign tourists in a two-phase vaccine passport trial program.
Not certain about the rules and conditions that they have to comply with in different localities, both tourists and tourism firms are hesitant to make travel plans.
The opening up of Hoi An city would be part of the parent province Quang Nam’s efforts to boost the local economy via inbound foreign tourists, as part of a wider national-government opening up effort.
Ho Chi Minh City, a major tourist hub, will only consider welcoming back foreign tourists from next year onwards, with this year’s focus being on reviving domestic tourism.
Vietnam is planning to reopen key tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from countries deemed a low COVID-19 risk from December, the government said on Wednesday, October 6, ahead of a full resumption targeted for June next year.
The Vietnam Tourism Association has launched a nationwide tourism recovery program that will kick off early October with tours to low-risk green zones.
Phu Quoc will not be ready to welcome fully vaccinated foreign tourists next month as planned because the local vaccination rate has been low, a top official says.
Some Asian nations’ headlong push to restart tourism is a function of deeper structural imbalances in the global political economy.
37 South Korean experts landed at Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Saturday, the first international flight to enter the province since late April.
Vietnam will pilot a plan to reopen the popular tourist island of Phu Quoc to fully vaccinated foreign visitors from autumn, according to a government statement.
Authorities in Ba Ria-Vung Tau will allow four resorts and tourist areas in green zones to admit fully vaccinated travelers from within the country from September 15.
The government has approved plans to allow fully immunized tourists from Europe, the U.S., Northeast Asia, Australia, and the Middle East to visit Phu Quoc from October.
Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month as the country looks at ways to revive its economy, which has suffered from extended COVID-19 lockdowns.