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Russian tourist trapped at waterfall rescued

Authorities of the central city of Da Nang on October 29 successfully rescued a Russian tourist trapped at Suoi Mo – Khe Ram waterfall in Hoa Vang district.

Foreign arrivals to VN hits nearly 10 million in first ten months

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.

Lam Dong tourism site suspended following deadly accident

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.

Foreign tourist shows off precious gift from Hanoi: votive paper horse

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.

Chinese tourist arrivals in Vietnam surge

Since China allowed its citizens to travel to Vietnam in groups from March 15, the number of Chinese tourists to Vietnam has increased sharply, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

Ba Ria – Vung Tau proposes visa exemption for travelers from key markets

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.

Special policy needed to attract Chinese tourists

A specific policy to receive Chinese travelers across border gates should be created, but in the immediate time, there should be groups and clubs using similar methods to receive travelers.

Quang Ninh: Only Chinese arrivals with virus symptoms subject to COVID-19 testing

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.

Vietnam welcomes 2.95 million foreign tourists over 11-month period

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.

Vietnam enjoys strong rise in Indian tourist number

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 attracts more than 2.35 million foreign tourists in 10 months

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 welcomes 1.87 million foreign visitors in nine months

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.

Ministry works to welcome back foreigners

The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry has suggested measures to the Government to open the door to foreign tourists, experts and investors, including resuming visa waivers for citizens from 13 countries and visas for foreigner tourists.

Taxi driver in Hanoi apologises for overcharging Japanese tourists

A taxi driver accused of overcharging a group of Japanese tourists visited their hotel and apologised, according to Hoàn Kiếm District Police.

Vietnam welcomes over 1.44 million int’l arrivals in eight months

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.

Removing bottlenecks to attract foreign visitors to Vietnam

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.