Foreigners will pay just the same entrance fees as local visitors to relic sites in Vietnam starting from January 13 according to a new circular.
Foreign tourists in Hue City
Circular 85/2019/TT-BTC, issued by the Ministry of Finance on collection of fees and charges states that, based on socio-economic conditions, scale and form of sightseeing activities of each sites, provinces and cities can determine appropriate fee levels, but must ensure that the rates are uniformly applied to both Vietnamese and foreigners.
For those sites that have been recognised by the UNESCO, the entrance fees are equal to or higher than that set for other normal spots, the circular said.
The circular also defines exemption and reduction of fees for children, those who enjoy preferential policies, people with disabilities and elderly people. Dtinews
The tourism sector has set the goal of attracting 20.5 million international visitors in 2020 and serving 90 million domestic travellers.
The revenue generated from inbound tourism has not been commensurate to the tourism potential.