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Several Mekong Delta provinces waive quarantine for visitors

By Trung Chanh

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CAN THO – Several provinces in the Mekong Delta have allowed hotels and tourist destinations to reopen and visitors to bypass quarantine, but they must follow the Covid-19 safety regulations of the places where they come.

Ngo Quang Tuyen, deputy director of the Dong Thap Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that all hotels and tourist sites in the province had begun welcoming guests back, but at no more than 50% of their capacity until November 15.

People arriving from low- or moderate-risk areas will no longer be required to quarantine, he added.

The provincial government has assigned hotels and tourist sites to map out plans to operate at full capacity after November 15, in line with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s guidelines.

A representative of the Mekong My Tho Hotel in My Tho City in Tien Giang Province said the hotel reopened from today, October 26, and customers would not be required to quarantine.

Apart from complying with Covid safety protocols and declaring their health conditions, guests who received one shot of a Covid vaccine must show a valid negative test result before checking in, while a negative test result will not be required for fully-vaccinated guests.

The hotel has yet to serve guests from high- or extremely high-risk areas, said the representative.

As Tien Giang Province is adapting safely and flexibly to the pandemic, the province has allowed the reopening of hotels, lodging facilities, guesthouses and tourist sites, but they must operate at no more than 50% of their capacity and comply with anti-Covid measures.

Elsewhere in Can Tho City, a representative of the Van Phat Riverside Hotel said that the hotel had restarted to serve guests who have been fully vaccinated and added that visitors will not have to undergo mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the city.

Can Tho City has allowed restaurants, hotels, guesthouses and tourist destinations to resume operations in line with its plan to safely live with Covid-19.

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