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International vaccine passports to be tested on flights to Tokyo, London
Passengers wait at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi to board a flight to Japan's Tokyo, September 19, 2020 Vietnam Airlines will trial a digital air travel pass that incorporates a person's Covid test results and vaccine certificates on flights from Hanoi to Tokyo and London. On Thursday flight VN310 between Noi Bai Airport and Tokyo's Narita Airport flagged off the International Air Transport Association's Travel Pass initiative that allows people to store verified Covid-19 test and vaccination cer...
Phu Quoc moves closer to trialing vaccine passports
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 draft proposal by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said 2,000-3,000 foreigners would come to Phu Quoc every month by charter flights during the first three months of the trial, and only be allowed to stay in sequestered resorts and tourist areas approved by it. In the next three months the number would increas...
Phu Quoc starts vaccinating islanders ahead of foreign tourist reopening
A resort on Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province Authorities in Mekong Delta province Kien Giang plan to commence Covid-19 vaccination for Phu Quoc residents from Thursday as the island prepares to welcome back foreign tourists. Under the vaccination rollout plan in Phu Quoc approved by provincial authorities, over 127,000 people on the island, including 60,000 employees of tourist and entertainment facilities that have been chosen for the pilot vaccine passport program, will be prioritize...
Khanh Hoa prepares plans to trial vaccine passport
Long Beach on Cam Ranh Peninsula near Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province Khanh Hoa, home to tourist hotspot Nha Trang, plans to trial a program to welcome vaccinated foreign tourists later this year with several restrictions. Authorities in the central province have assigned the Department of Tourism to prepare a detailed roadmap for the program and submit it to the government for approval. They have said that the pilot vaccine passport program will be only carried out on a small scale, with li...
Trekking to Việt Nam’s fourth highest mountain peak
Bạch Mộc Lương Tử, Việt Nam's fourth highest peak in Lào Cai Province, is a perfect venue for viewing sunsets and catching clouds.  Bạch Mộc Lương Tử, Việt Nam's fourth highest peak in Lào Cai Province, is a perfect venue for viewing sunsets and catching clouds. Conquering Bạch Mộc Lương Tử is a great challenge in both physical and mental endurance. At 3,046 metres, the peak, also known as Kỳ Quan San, is the second highest in the northern province, after Fansipan, which is called "the Ro...
Kayaking in Việt Nam’s most beautiful places
Hạ Long Bay, Ba Bể Lake and Tuyền Lâm Lake are among the must-visit places in Việt Nam. Kayaking through Hạ Long Bay is a must-do bucket list activity and by far the best way to explore all that the bay has to offer. Sliding through the water in a nifty kayak gives travelers more independence, and allows them to reach places that cannot be reached in cruise ships. Tuyền Lâm Lake is also fantastic for kayaking. This lake is located 5km to the south of the center of Đà Lạt City in Lâm Đồng Prov...
Vingroup to officially launch the region's leading "Sleepless City" model
Vingroup Group will officially open the Phú Quốc United Center in the north of Pearl Island (Đảo Ngọc) on April 21. With a scale of more than 1,000 hectares and thousands of entertainment items in addition to a 24/7 resort and shopping ecosystem, Phú Quốc United Center will be the first sleepless super complex in Việt Nam, making Phú Quốc a new international destination in Asia. With a total investment of more than VNĐ66 trillion (US$2.8 billion), the Phú Quốc United Centre is developed under t...
Vietnam Looks To Reopen Borders With Vaccine Passport
The Vietnamese Government is eyeing re-opening its borders to international travelers as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up and work on digital health passports continues. Last week, a Vietnamese Government committee said the country’s IT infrastructure to support a new normal in international travel was now in place. But questions remain when to open Vietnam’s borders and to who. A tale of two airline markets in Vietnam Vietnam shut its borders to all but its own citizens and essential internation...
Thousands flock to Ha Long’s first-ever winter festival
A highlight of the Winter Carnival is an open stage with the World Natural Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay in the background where more than 100 cruise ships parading back and forth   Thousands of visitors flocked to Ha Long City in the northern province of Quang Ninh on the New Year’s Day (January 1) for the Winter Carnival, the first of its kind held in the province. One of the event’s highlights was an open stage with the World Natural Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay in the background where more...