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.
Travel + Leisure magazine of the United States has named Vietnam among its list of the top 17 destinations for tourists to visit as soon as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) settles down globally and international travel is eased.
ASEAN member nations have agreed to commit to a prevention plan as well as seeking cooperation from international organizations to together to revive travel confidence following the pandemic.
Vietnamese food has been listed among the 10 healthiest cuisines globally by UK travel website The Culture Trip.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on March 18 that it will suspend flights between Vietnam and Russia, Taiwan (China) from March 19 until further notice, amid the worsening COVID-19 epidemic.
The COVID-19 epidemic outbreak is affecting global economy with tourism being among hardest-hit industries. The recovery of the sector will depend largely on how long the epidemic lasts.