Vietnam Travel Update: A Plan to Reopen

Vietnam Travel Update: A Plan to Reopen


Vietnam Travel Update: The country’s tourism authorities are planning to reopen for foreign tourists with specific nationalities.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism deputy director Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, the country will not be completely reopening to the world soon.

During the Quang Ninh Province conference, Huong stated that selected foreign markets, more specifically those with high demand and preference for all-inclusive tour packages to the Southeast Asian country would be welcomed back to certain resorts that can guarantee isolation and air connection.

The deputy chairman of the National Assembly Committee for External Relations, Nguyen Manh Tien, has similarly backed up the statement urging relevant ministries and agencies to come up with a plan and process to follow for when the reintroduction of foreign tourists back in some places in the country.

Manh refers to a fellow ASEAN country – Thailand which is also considering border reopening for foreign travellers who can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Vietnam has been locked down for foreign travelers since March 2020 as part of the country’s effort to contain the situation and prevent any further outbreak.

On the downside, the lockdown has affected the tourism sector composing 2,300 tourism companies and around 3,000 lodging facilities.

In the recent news, the country has recorded 2,512 COVID-19 cases as of Monday morning inclusive of 1,585 local infections and 35 virus-related fatalities based on the Ministry of Health’s data.

So far, Vietnam currently has 117,600 AstraZeneca vaccine doses since February 24 and aims to obtain 90 million COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year.

The country has already started vaccinating front line workers, diplomats, military and police officers together with teachers.

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