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.
Phu Quoc officials want the government to prioritize fully vaccinating 90 percent of the island’s population against Covid-19 before tourism resumes in October.
Vietnam is planning to allow some destinations to welcome back fully-vaccinated foreign visitors in the first steps to revive the tourism industry.
Travelers who arrive on the Southeast Asian island may be forgiven for thinking they are in Venice, the Amalfi Coast, or Paris – anywhere but Vietnam.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has developed a digital vaccine certification system, which will be piloted to welcome back international arrivals and ensure safe travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nearly half of 200 surveyed hospitality experts believe Phu Quoc Island would witness the earliest tourism recovery from Covid in 2022, followed by Hoi An.
Hanoi, famous for its iconic lager (bia hoi), was one of the top five beer destinations in the world endorsed by global travelers of online travel agency Booking.com.
Khanh Hoa, home to tourist hotspot Nha Trang, plans to trial a program to welcome vaccinated foreign tourists later this year with several restrictions.
The tourism ministry plans to trial a six-month vaccine passport program in Phu Quoc Island from October, and hopes to receive 40,000 foreign tourists during the period.
The tourism ministry is working to complete later this month a pilot Covid-19 vaccine passport program to have foreign tourists back on Phu Quoc Island.
Hotels are being sold in large numbers across the country as owners suffer big losses caused by the shortage of customers due to the latest wave of Covid-19.
Vietnam’s leaders say they will trial a project that would allow vaccinated international travellers to visit Phu Quoc island.
Hit hard by the successive waves of Covid-19, hotel owners in tourism hotspot Nha Trang are putting up their properties for sale on realty forums.
Vietnam will trial its vaccine passport program in July in the northern province of Quang Ninh, under which vaccinated or recovered foreign entrants will be quarantined for seven days.
With Phu Quoc Island green-lighted to trial the vaccine passport, many travel firms are seeing it as a lifesaver for the pandemic-bashed tourism industry.
Vietnam has decided to shorten centralized quarantine time for fully vaccinated entrants from 21 days to seven, as the country plans to initiate a vaccine passport program.