France’s news agency AFP on January 20 published an article on how tourism has been developed in and benefited local community around Vietnam’s Son Doong, which has been dubbed the world’s largest cave.
Travelers arriving from Vietnam will no longer be forced to self-isolate for a two-week period upon arrival in several countries, including Singapore, South Africa, and the UK.
Singapore has unilaterally decided to lift its border restrictions and allow visitors travelling from both Vietnam and Australia, with the exception off the state of Victoria, to visit the island nation as of October 8, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).
Vietnam has climbed to 57th on a list of the most powerful passports in the world, according to the latest report by Haley Passport Index issued in September.
Countries from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) convened the first Destination Mekong Summit via video conference on August 26 to discuss ways to revive tourism during and after the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.
A Vietnamese diner-style restaurant, opened in the Republic of Korea’s capital Seoul over a year ago, has become a big hit.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announced on July 22 Japan will introduce the ‘Residence Track’ to allow the resumption of travel for citizens from Vietnam and Thailand as early as late July.
Russian tourists were the top spenders in Vietnam last year, with the average Russian spending over US$1,830 on his/her trip, according to the 2019 Vietnam Tourism Report published recently by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
The nation has been ranked second among the top 10 cheapest countries to live and visit this year, according to the website Wonderlist.
Russia is likely to resume international flights to 13 countries, including Vietnam, in the post COVID-19 period, according to Russian News Agency TASS.
Republic of Korean carrier Tway Airlines has announced plans to reopen a one-way air route to connect Ho Chi Minh City with Incheon International Airport starting from July 22.
A Czech Republic – Vietnam tourism forum was held in Prague on June 30 as part of activities to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and promote tourism cooperation following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on June 18 that Japan is in talks to make exceptions to its entry ban on Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam, as it seeks to ease travel restrictions imposed to stem the spread of COVID-19.
The Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) in Vietnam plans to host a series of cultural and tourism activities in Hanoi to promote tourism to the country, a KTO representative said.
Japan is about to make a decision to ease the entry ban on Vietnam in the first relaxation of travel restrictions that were imposed due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
WeSwap, the UK’s largest travel money provider, has listed Vietnam among the first economies likely to restart international tourism following the COVID-19 pandemic.