Vietnam plans to reopen popular tourist destinations from December to vaccinated guests from countries with low COVID-19 exposure. The Vietnamese government said this recently, prior to the start of the trip, which will start in June next year.
According to reports, Vietnam banned strict border controls when COVID hit the country in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. While the movement has been successful in the past, it has affected its tourism sector, which is typically around 10% of GDP.
According to the report, the number of foreign arrivals fell to 3.8 million last year, down from 18 million in 2019, when tourism generated revenues of $31 billion, or 12% of GDP. Currently, the country is doing its best to implement a COVID-19 vaccine, but to date, only 13% of the 98 million people are registered, which is one of the highest, lowest rates in Asia.
Earlier, Vietnam announced that it would open the holiday island of Phu Quoc from November to vaccinated travelers. Now, through December, it will give tourists from designated countries the opportunity to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Hoi An and Halong Bay, while Nha Trang is a beach resort in the mountain town of Dalat. The Vietnamese government told him: “We are only open if it is absolutely safe.