Numerous relic sites throughout HCMC have been welcoming crowds of tourists, including large crowds of foreigners, following their re-opening after being closed for a period of time to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus.
Foreign tourists stand in line as they wait in long queues to purchase entrance tickets at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
Tourists are offered free face masks and the use of hand sanitiser in many areas of the museum.
Many tourist sites in the southern city were closed so they could be sterilised as a means of combating the spread of the COVID-19. However, many of these locations have now re-opened to both local residents and tourists.
The management board of relic sites across the city had played an active role in closing the areas and initiating disinfection procedures so that they can remain safe for foreign tourists to enjoy.
A group of foreign tourists learn about a traditional market in the southern metropolis.
Phuoc Hai pagoda can be seen to be less crowded than in previous years.
With many of the city’s places of interest closed several days ago, many tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh City felt distinctly underwhelmed.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has written to its international partners and foreign tourists announcing that Vietnam is still safe and is adopting various measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Vietnam is forecast to welcome some 644,000 international tourists in the first quarter, falling by roughly 800,000 arrivals compared with the previous quarter before the outbreak, the General Statistics Office noted in a statement.