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Experts want free entry to Vietnam for foreign tourists from April 30th 2022
South Korean tourists walk inside Vinpearl Resort & Spa on Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island, November 22, 2021 Experts have called for fully reopening the country to foreign tourists from April 30 since Vietnam has one of the world's highest Covid-19 vaccination rates. Tran Trong Kien, chairman of the National Tourism Advisory Board, and Truong Gia Binh, head of the Private Economic Development Research Board, said at a meeting Tuesday this would be a "great opportunity" to help the tourism...
3 Vietnamese tourist hotspots win ASEAN awards
Golden sunshine on an area of Cu Hill next to Xuan Huong Lake with a view of the French-built College of Pedagogy in Da Lat Ha Long, Da Lat and Vung Tau have been awarded "ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard" awards for their cleanliness, green environment and sustainable development. The awards ceremony was part of 2022 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2022) held in Sihanoukville Province in Cambodia from Jan. 16-22. The recognition was based on a set of indicators including environmental manageme...
Hanoi, Da Nang among Asia's 25 most popular tourist destinations
Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang City is seen from above, April 2021 A Tripadvisor listing ranks Hanoi 13th and Da Nang 21st on this year's list of 25 most popular tourist destinations in Asia as voted by the website's readers. The leading travel guide and review website said its list was based on the quality and volume of reviews received from November 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021. The aim was "to select destinations that consistently deliver the best overall experience for travelers," TripAdvi...
Businesses urge PM to fully reopen international borders in May
South Korean tourists experience some adventurous games at VinWonders Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province, November 2021 A number of industry trade groups have called on the government to consider fully reopening the borders to foreign tourists from May 1 to revive the tourism sector. In a proposal sent to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Thursday, the Tourism Advisory Board, the Private Economic Development Research Board and Vietnam Business Forum said the government should remove all travel re...
Vietnam Airlines to resume regular flights to Europe
Vietnam Airlines plans to resume regular flights to France, Germany, Russia, and the U.K. starting Monday, after a gap of almost two years caused by the Covid pandemic. The national flag carrier will operate its first flight to Europe from Hanoi to London in the U.K. on Monday and another flight from Hanoi to Frankfurt in Germany next Thursday. From February 8, the carrier will operate flights once a week every Tuesday on the Hanoi-London route and the Hanoi-Paris-Frankfurt routes every Thur...
Vietnam to resume international flights on 9 routes in January 2022
The government has approved the resumption of international flights between Vietnam and nine destinations that have managed high vaccination rates and good pandemic control on January 1. They are San Francisco or Los Angeles (the U.S.), Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Beijing/Guangzhou (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), and Taipei (Taiwan). The resumption of regular flights is meant to restore international passenger transport activities, spe...
Tourist destinations in Vietnam to open in November
The Lan Ha Bay, Quang Ninh Province in the sunset Provinces and cities have loosened Covid-19 regulations, ready to welcome both domestic and international tourists in the coming time. The Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam is gradually under control, here are the famous tourist destinations that travelers should visit, starting from November. Northern Vietnam In Hanoi, the first-ever tour to kick-off the capital’s tourism industry was organized by Vietnam National Museum of History and Hanoitouri...
No seven-day quarantine for foreign tourists with negative COVID-19 tests: tourism ministry's plan
Bình Sơn-Ninh Chữ Beach in Phan Rang City in the central province of Ninh Thuận. HÀ NỘI — Foreign visitors to Phú Quốc, Khánh Hòa, Quảng Nam, Đà Nẵng and Quảng Ninh –l ocalities selected in a pilot reopening programme – will not have to quarantine from next month as long as they test negative for SARS-CoV-2. They will also need to book a combo of air tickets, COVID-19 testing, hotel and registered destinations. According to a proposal by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on a pi...
Localities remove quarantine, testing regulations for tourists
Tourists flood An Hoi Bridge in Hoi An ancient town, Quang Nam Province, April 2021.  Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Binh and Quang Nam, home to famous tourist hotspots, have gradually lifted quarantine and testing rules for tourists with certain requirements. Tourists arriving in Thua Thien-Hue, home to former imperial capital Hue, by air would be exempt from quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the disease within six months before arrival. Before flying, they n...