Cases have emerged in several countries involving travellers from Italy, but borders remain open.
The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) said yesterday that it has asked travel firms to stop receiving tourists from countries hit by COVID-19 in the face of new complicated development of the disease in South Korea and Japan.
Twenty passengers from the Republic of Korea were flown back to their home country on February 25 night, one day after their arrival in the central city of Da Nang.
How the practices of a secretive religious sect may have played into the rapid spread of the virus.
It comes as the number of cases globally surpasses 80,000 and amid fears of a possible pandemic.
More infections are reported around the world as governments struggle to contain outbreaks.
The Hanoi Department of Health has proposed putting any Korean or Vietnamese nationals who arrive from the epidemic areas in the Republic of Korea (RoK) in isolation for a 14-day period.
South Korea has raised its coronavirus alert to the "highest level" as confirmed case numbers keep rising.
South Korea has stepped up measures to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus, as confirmed infections rose sharply for a second day.
South Korea has opened up its market to Vietnamese rice, setting the annual import quota of Vietnamese rice at 55,112 tons, according to the Import-Export Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Vietnam’s active participation in multilateral and bilateral trade agreements created a pathway for improvements in the country’s business environment and support local enterprises to grow.
Both SK Group and South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS) would contribute US$430 million to the fund.
Many local tour operators remain concerned, following the recent disappearance of 164 Vietnamese students in South Korea, that the country would tighten visa requirements for Vietnamese citizens.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training is working closely with the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea to handle the situation.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea are investigating 164 local students that have been reported to have vanished from Incheon National University.
The South Korean tourism authority plans to tap new customer segments in Vietnam and prevent low-cost, poor-quality tours from operating in the local market to enhance the value of its tourism products and attract more tourists.