HCMC – International arrivals in Vietnam in March surged 41.4% over the previous month and 2.2 times year-on-year as Vietnam has fully reopened international tourism and air services, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
In the first quarter of the year, Vietnam welcomed nearly 91,000 incoming foreigners, soaring 89.1% over the same period last year, the local media reported.
Of them, those who arrived in Vietnam by air accounted for nearly 90.5%, rising 165.2%.
Revenue from lodging and catering services in the first three months inched up 1.2% year-on-year, while tourism revenue rose 1.9%.
Since March 15, tourism activities have fully reopened, and Covid-related requirements for foreigners coming to the country have been relaxed.
The unilateral visa waiver for citizens from 13 countries has also been reinstated.
Head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh said that the reopening of tourism would help the economy recover after the pandemic.