Vietnam only Southeast Asian country to fully reopen int’l tourism

Vietnam only Southeast Asian country to fully reopen int'l tourism

American vacationers put on Vietnamese conical hats ‘non la’ and conventional checkered black and white scarf ‘khan rang’ at a welcome ceremony in HCMC on April 8, 2022. Photograph by VnExpress/Huynh Nhi

Vietnam is the one Southeast Asian nation that has reopened worldwide tourism with none Covid restrictions, the World Tourism Group (UNWTO) stated.

Its Vacation spot Tracker instrument confirmed that 52 nations have totally reopened their borders to overseas vacationers as of June 17 and Vietnam is one in every of solely 4 within the Asia-Pacific, Harry Hwang, government director of the Asia-Pacific area for UNWTO, instructed an internet tourism convention in South Korea on Friday.

Ha Van Sieu, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, stated on the convention that overseas vacationers coming into Vietnam are usually not required to be quarantined, current vaccination certification or adverse Covid check outcomes.

International vacationers don’t have to submit well being declarations earlier than entry whereas the home tourism market can also be witnessing a robust restoration put up reopening, Sieu stated.

Hwang stated the Asia-Pacific area is recovering tourism slowly, as a result of many supply markets haven’t but totally restarted tourism.

Consultants predict that the restoration prospects of the Asia-Pacific area would even be slower, possibly taking till 2024 to return to pre-pandemic ranges.

On March 15, the federal government allowed quarantine-free entry and resumed its visa waiver for residents of 24 nations, together with Japan, South Korea and a few European economies.

In 2019, earlier than the onset of the pandemic, Vietnam acquired a document 18 million overseas vacationers.

This 12 months, Vietnam targets 5 million worldwide guests.

In Southeast Asia, Thailand had reopened tourism sooner than Vietnam however nonetheless imposes some Covid restrictions.

International vacationers to Thailand want to supply proof of vaccination and apply for a Thailand Move on-line earlier than arrival. Nonetheless, the federal government has introduced this requirement might be lifted on July 1.

Indonesia can also be requiring overseas vacationers to supply vaccination certificates.