When will Vietnam open for tourism – a travel update every globetrotter are eager to read!
When will Vietnam Open for Tourism – the country has halted the entry of all foreign nationals since March 22, 2020 with no specific announcements as to when it will open again.
However, Vietnam is gearing up an IT infrastructure for COVID-19 vaccine passports. The government has recently announced that the infrastructure can be utilized when the country decides to open its borders for foreigners who have complied with having vaccine passports.
Tourism experts proposed Vietnam’s tourism industry prepare to welcome vaccinated foreign visitors back to the country from the third quarter in a similar vein to regional peers.
According to the chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA), Nguyen Huu Tho, chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA), the country has been considered as one of the most successful countries in Asia that have contained and handled the Covid-19 outbreak.
This paved the way to creating favorable conditions for the tourism industry to open up to international markets since the beginning of the third quarter.
Vietnamese tourism authorities are devising a phased road map to welcome foreign tourists of certain nationalities back to the country.
Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, deputy director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said the country would “not reopen completely” during a conference in coastal Quang Ninh Province.
Speaking of Vietnam’s stance on reopening its borders to foreign tourists, 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 ensure apt isolation and air connection.