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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.

HCM City welcomes first foreign tourists by waterways after COVID-19 hiatus

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 looking into bust-up involving two foreign tourists, locals in Hanoi's Old Quarter

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.

Foreign arrivals surge by 6.8 times in H1/2022

The number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first two quarters of 2022 increased 6.8 times over the same period of 2021, reaching 602,000, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Ministry proposes to lift Covid-19 travel insurance for int’l arrivals

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.

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam jump 4.5-fold in five months

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam jumped 70.6 percent month-on-month in May, following the removal of travel restrictions and over two weeks of SEA Games 31 competitions, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Foreign visitors flock to Nha Trang as tourism recovers from pandemic

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Foreign arrivals soar two months after border reopening

The number of foreign visitors to Vietnam has increased rapidly with 252,000 arrivals after the government reopened borders on March 15, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Taxi driver detained after stealing phones of Russian tourists in Hanoi

Hang Bong Ward’s police on Thursday said they have detained a taxi driver who is alleged to have stolen two smartphones from Russian tourists in Hanoi on Thursday morning.

Vietnam’s tourism policies need to be more open, consistent

Foreign travelers are looking forward to hearing the news about Vietnam’s reopening but many still cannot make a decision because of the lack of information.

Quarantine-free travel for international arrivals with vaccine certificates, negative COVID tests proposed by tourism ministry

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has proposed that international arrivals to Vietnam should be able to avoid any quarantine requirements, providing they are fully vaccinated, 

Foreign, domestic tourists should be treated equally: think tanks

Some advisory bodies have pointed out the medical rules discouraging foreign tourists from coming to Vietnam, stressing that foreign and domestic travellers should receive the same treatment.

Foreign tourists can travel freely in Vietnam with negative COVID-19 tests

With negative COVID-19 tests, fully vaccinated foreign tourists may freely travel in Vietnam after only one day of isolation following entry, according to the Ministry of Health’s proposed regulations.

Vietnamese Gov’t wants visa waiver for int’l tourists reinstated

The prime minister has urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reinstate the visa waiver for international travelers to revive the pandemic-battered tourism sector when tourism services for local and foreign visitors are fully reopened on March 15.

Vietnam aims to welcome 5 million foreign visitors in 2022

The tourism sector is expected to provide services for 65 million holidaymakers, including approximately 5 million foreign visitors, in 2022, said Doan Van Viet, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Foreign tourists may take COVID-19 rapid test, travel freely in Vietnam: proposal

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed to let foreign visitors test for COVID-19 using rapid antigen test kits and those who have negative testing results travel freely when they are in Vietnam.

Vietnam to soon issue policy on visas for foreign tourists

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to complete plans on tourism resumption and devise a policy on visas for foreign tourists.

Foreign demand for Vietnam travel news increases in early 2022

The volume of international tourists searching for travel information about Vietnam saw a sharp increase at the start of 2022, according to statistics released by Google Destination Insights.

Unvaccinated int’l tourists could still travel to Vietnam

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated international tourists can come to Vietnam on seven-day package tours, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s draft guidelines to reopen inbound tourism services.

Over 1,700 passengers enter Vietnam on first three days of int’l flight resumption

As many as 1,753 passengers from abroad came to Vietnam on 17 flights between January 1 and 3, the first three days after the resumption of regular international flights.