Localities resume tourism services after COVID-19 hiatus
A number of cities and localities nationwide, including Ha Long, Vinh Phuc, and HCM City have begun reopening tourism services in an effort to welcome the return of domestic tourists in the aftermath of the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Ha Long Bay- UNESCO-recognised heritage site in the northern province of Quang Ninh.|
Ha Long City in the northern province of Quang Ninh reopened beaches to the public from 12 p.m. on September 19. It also launched a number of interesting activities ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on September 21.
The city has so far inoculated approximately 90% of its local residents aged 18 and over.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City, the largest coronavirus hotspot, has launched a "closed bubble" tourism model in both Can Gio and Cu Chi districts in order to welcome medical workers who have actively assisted the southern city in the COVID-19 fight. Indeed, these tour packages will be extended beyond September 30.
Previously, Vinh Phuc Province in the north reopened resorts, tourist attractions, and golf courses on September 13, all of which are now allowed to operate at more than 50% of their capacity.
Meanwhile, Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province in the south has also permitted four Ho Tram Strips complex, Meliá Ho Tram hotel, Binh Chau hot spring resort, and Six Senses Con Dao resort, to pilot the return of domestic tourists with "closed" services.
Elsewhere, the south-central province of Khanh Hoa is anticipated to welcome domestic tourists from the middle of October, with 12 accommodation establishments in Bai Dai area expected to be put into operation.
Khanh Hoa recently agreed to the pilot a plan aimed at welcoming back international visitors with a vaccine passport by the end of the year.
All the visitors in the tour programme will be required to be vaccinated and have negative SARS-CoV-2 virus test results.
HCM City has piloted re-opening tourism by organising tours to local historical sites with participants being people working on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.
In addition to previous plans to open Phu Quoc Island to international tourists, Ha Long, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat will also welcome tourists this year, under a plan developed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.