Update news foreign tourists
The number of international visitors to Vietnam as of October 2023 has reached 9,997 million, 4.2 times higher year-on-year, according to the latest report from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.
Authorities in the central highlands of Lam Dong have suspended the operation of Lang Cu Lan Village following the death of four South Korean tourists in a Tuesday flash flood.
Arnaud Zein El Din said he was happy when receiving a paper horse from Vietnamese friends. He had previously bought a similar horse when traveling Vietnam, but couldn’t bring it with him when returning to France.
Ba Ria - Vung Tau has proposed exempting visas for international visitors from key markets and abolishing regulations regarding travel COVID-19 insurance, in an effort to attract more foreign visitors to Vietnam and the locality in particular.
The northern border province of Quang Ninh has initiated plans to welcome back Chinese tourists to the locality following the northern neighbour moving to lift its stringent zero-COVID policy.
The country welcomed 2.95 million foreign visitors during the initial 11 months of the year, a figure 21.1 times higher compared to the same period from last year, but still down 81.9% compared with pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
An average monthly rise of 51% was seen in the number of Indian tourists to Vietnam in the first 10 months of this year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Vietnam welcomed over 2.35 million international visitors in the first 10 months of this year, 18.8 times higher than the figure in the same period last year, but still down 83.7% compared with the pre-pandemic level in 2019.
Vietnam welcomed about 1.87 million international arrivals in the first nine months of this year, 16.4 times higher than the same period last year but much lower than that in the same time in 2019 before COVID-19 broke out.
A taxi driver accused of overcharging a group of Japanese tourists visited their hotel and apologised, according to Hoàn Kiếm District Police.
Vietnam has welcomed more than 1.44 million international arrivals in the first eight months of 2022, a 13.7-fold rise from a year earlier, thanks to the reopening to foreign tourists and the resumption of international air routes, data showed.
The local tourism industry is currently devising ways to iron out snags in attracting foreign visitors to the country, as the number of foreign arrivals during the first half of the year was far below the set target.
Saigontourist, a leading tour operator in Vietnam, received its first 30 international visitors travelling to Ho Chi Minh City by river on July 18 following two years of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, are investigating a video that has surfaced online showing a bust-up between two foreigners and a group of Vietnamese.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed to lift health insurance or travel insurance with coverage of at least US$10,000 for Covid-19 treatment for foreign arrivals entering Vietnam.