COVID Restrictions: Vietnam Welcomes First Foreign Tourists In Nearly 20 Months

COVID Restrictions: Vietnam Welcomes First Foreign Tourists In Nearly 20 Months 2
In this file picture taken on October 19, 2021, a girl walks previous a billboard with info on stopping the unfold of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Hanoi. The first worldwide vacationers touched down in Vietnam on November 11, 2021 virtually 20 months after the Southeast Asian nation closed its borders to include the coronavirus. PHOTO: Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

 

The first worldwide vacationers touched down in Vietnam virtually 20 months after the Southeast Asian nation closed its borders to include the coronavirus.

Two constitution flights introduced greater than 400 South Korean and Japanese absolutely vaccinated passengers from Seoul and Tokyo on Thursday to the southern resort metropolis of Nha Trang, state media reported.

The space is well-liked with golfers, seashore lovers, and scuba divers, and boasts of luxurious inns.

The flights got here forward of Vietnam’s plans to reopen the resort island of Phu Quoc to vaccinated overseas guests on November 20 — with hopes to welcome a minimum of 5,000 travellers in coming months.

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Foreign vacationers in search of to enter Vietnam should present Covid-19 vaccination certificates and unfavorable pre-departure coronavirus take a look at outcomes.

The communist nation is determined to revive its badly hit financial system after months of lockdowns.

Its borders have been shut to worldwide guests since March final 12 months and there are virtually no industrial flights coming into the nation.

Vietnam was extensively praised for its dealing with of the pandemic final 12 months, with solely dozens of recognized coronavirus instances.

But from April, the extremely transmissible Delta variant took maintain.

Vietnam has since clocked greater than one million infections and virtually 23,000 deaths, because it scrambles to safe sufficient vaccines for its 100 million inhabitants.

AFP

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COVID Restrictions: Vietnam Welcomes First Foreign Tourists In Nearly 20 Months

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