HCMC – The northern province of Quang Ninh is set to reopen its doors to international tourists in the first phase early next year, with the first group of tourists from South Korea expected to arrive at the Van Don International Airport in the province on January 7.
The province selected certain tourism models to pilot welcoming back international travelers, including overnight boat trips in Ha Long Bay, serving tourists at the Tuan Chau international tourist zone, the Yen Tu relic area in Uong Bi City, and the Mong Cai-Tra Co tourist area in Mong Cai City, reported VietnamPlus.
Quang Ninh also announced a list of businesses, service providers, and ships eligible to serve international tourists, including the FLC Grand Ha Long Hotel, the Tinh Nghia Passenger Transport and Travel Trading JSC, and the Viet Way Company’s branch in Quang Ninh.
The selected places are popular destinations in the province and offer a wide range of services. They also offer separate spaces for tourists to move and experience travel services, as well as ways to minimize close contact with the community.
After a long period of adopting drastic anti-Covid measures, including a decision to suspend tourism and services, Quang Ninh since October this year resumed some travel activities within the province. One month later, it launched a pilot program to welcome domestic tourists from other provinces while complying with anti-virus regulations.
Quang Ninh was among the five localities across the country that the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism asked the Government to permit to welcome back international tourists on a trial basis, based on the following criteria: a high vaccination rate, good capability in response to the Covid pandemic, and the ability to offer a wide selection of attractive and package tourism services.