Vietnam updates: Tourism Plan and Covid-19 pandemic

Travel Updates in Vietnam on 20 Nov 2021

In Phu Quoc Island, 200 guests from Korea have just come to this pearl island, Kien Giang province, Vietnam.

After landing at the Phu Quoc International Airport from Seoul (Korea), all guests have to check their health, then transfer to the resort to start the holidays of 4 days and 3 days at the complex of Phu Quoc United Center.

The group has planned to do many activities, such as visiting VinWonders Phu Quoc, playing golf at Vinpearl Golf Course, exploring Vinpearl Sarafi,…

In Hoi An, 50 travelers have visited the ancient town on the morning of 20 Nov 2021. This group of guests (divided into two groups, 25 each) comes from different countries, including the US, Australia, Austria, Czech, Germany,…

A total of 159 international guests have come to Hoi An on the flight of 17 and 18 Nov 2021.

Following the schedule, Hoi An will welcome other 200 international tourists on 25 Nov 2021.

Info is extracted from Vnexpress.

Updated Covid-19 on Oct 17, 2021: Newsletter of the Ministry of Health on the situation of fighting against COVID-19 in Vietnam

Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has had 864,053 infections, ranking 40 out of 223 countries and territories. On average, there are 8,775 infections for every 1 million people.

The number of new infections recorded in the country during the outbreak since April 27, 2021 to now is 859,372 cases, of which 789,072 patients declared have been cured.

The COVID-19 epidemic bulletin on the evening of Oct 17, 2021, of the Ministry of Health, said that since April 27, 2021, Ho Chi Minh City has 417,724 and Binh Duong 225,414 cases, got the highest number in the country.

The number of recovered patients: The patient was announced to be cured of the day: 1,340; Total number of cured cases: 791,844.

Average number of deaths recorded in the past 7 days: 91 cases/day.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Vietnam so far is 21,194, accounting for 2.4% of the total number of cases.

The total number of doses of vaccine injected was 61,919,937 doses, of which the 1 dose was 44,070,286 doses, and the 2nd dose was 17,849,651 doses.

Extracted from the zalo information of the Ministry of Health.

Tourism Updates on Sep 19, 2021: Halong Bay re-opens beaches and indoor activities.

Halong City has re-opened public beaches, sports, and some indoor activities, such as gym, fitness, yoga, billiards club…

The city still requires strict implementation of epidemic prevention measures in the process of organizing the above activities.

However, the travel services have been temporarily suspended, waiting for the direction of Quang Ninh province.

Extracted from laodong.vn

Updated on Sep 14, 2021: Domestic tourists can have relaxed at some resorts in Ba Ria – Vung Tau since Sep 15, 2021.

Since Sep 15, 2021, Ba Ria – Vung Tau has welcome domestic tourists to limited tourist areas, including The complex of Ho Tram Trip, Melia Ho Tram Hotel, Binh Chau Hot Spring (in Xuyen Moc District), Six Sense Con Dao (in Con Dao island district).

Not all guests can travel to these places because of the covid-19 limit. In which, guests must have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 and must have received 2 full doses of vaccine within 12 months, and the last dose must be at least 14 days old. And, the travelers cannot go out of the resort area to prevent Covid-19.

At the same time, the service staff at the resorts during this pilot phase must also be fully immunized against Covid-19. And strictly follow the rules of epidemic prevention.

Source: extracted from vnexpress.net

Updated on Sep 12th, 2021: Cam Ranh International Airport preparing to operate the international route

With the authority’s permission, besides preventing the Covid-19, the Cam Ranh International Airport is preparing to reopen to welcome tourists from countries that have controlled the epidemic to Khanh Hoa province, mainly to beautiful Nha Trang City.

It is expected that on September 18, 2021, Asiana Airlines (OZ) will have the first flights to and from the Cam Ranh International Airport.

A scheduled commercial flight come from Incheon (South Korea) to Cam Ranh, planned to land at 22:00 on September 18, 2021. The flight from Cam Ranh to Incheon is scheduled to take off at 23:10 on September 18, 2021.

Cam Ranh International Airport was granted the Medical Safe Airport Certificate (AHA) by the International Airport Council on December 16, 2020. The Airports Council International AHA program was designed to help airports around the world demonstrate to passengers, staff, regulators, and governments that airports put their health first.

The health and safety of passengers come first through the establishment of specific safety measures in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Source: Khanh Hoa Tourism Information Portal

Updated on Sep 11th, 2021: Re-open tourism in Phu Quoc Island

Vietnam will open tourism to welcome international travelers to explore Phu Quoc island from October 2021.

Tourists in regions such as Northeast Asia, Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Australia can travel to Phu Quoc Island (Kien Giang Province, Vietnam) when they have had 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine and have a negative test certificate of SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR within 72 hours prior to departure.

Vietnam updates about opening tourism in Phu Quoc
Photo: Quangpraha/pixabay

This is good news for Vietnam’s tourism, as well as good news for international tourists, because Phu Quoc is considered an incredible beach paradise where visitors can stay in beautiful resorts, and lying down on soft white sand beaches.

The markets suggested by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism include China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, USA, Germany, UK, Russia, and France. These are markets where plenty of visitors come to Vietnam and have high rates of COVID-19 vaccination.

Children under 12 years old are allowed to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who has been fully vaccinated as prescribed.

International tourists enter by air, via charter flights, or commercial flights. Visitors must buy a package tour to be well taken care of and prevent covid in the best way.

To welcome international guests, Phu Quoc island district (Kien Giang province, Vietnam) is urgently preparing human resources, and try to get enough vaccination for 70% of the island’s population.

However, the biggest problem now is that there is no vaccine source to inject enough for 70% of the locals. Phu Quoc has only injected 35% of people aged 18 and over and needs an additional 250,000-300,000 doses of the vaccine.

Kien Giang province said that if the necessary amount of vaccine is distributed, the injection can be completed within 15-20 days, even 1 week.

Since the appearance of the COVID-19 epidemic, Phu Quoc has only had 5 cases of F0 (covid patient) and all have recovered from the disease, currently, 50% of F1 is in isolation.

All people directly involving in the process of welcoming and serving visitors from quarantine officers, immigration control officers, employees of airlines, travel agencies, transportation, accommodation… must receive two full doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, the second dose at least 14 days before the arrival time.

Through the guidance of the travel company, visitors move according to the allocated flow and use their own cars following the approved schedule, arranged with a hand sanitizer solution. Service staff, drivers, guides, and tourists wear masks throughout the journey.

If successfully welcoming international guests in Phu Quoc in October 2021, in the future, Vietnam will open tourism to invite the guests to Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Hoi An (Quang Nam), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), and Da Lat (Lam Dong).

The above information is collected from vnexpress.net.

> You may want to see: What should I do and what should not in Vietnam?

Please share this!
About the author

The editorial staff of Vietnamdrive is a team of travel experts managed by Mr. Thom who has worked in tourism for 14 years. Trusted by thousands of tourists from all over the world.