Foreign arrivals to Vietnam in March surge

The number of international arrivals to Vietnam in March increased by 41.4% over the previous month and 2.2 times against the same period last year as Vietnam has fully reopened and many international flights have been restored, according to General Statistics Office (GSO).

In the first quarter of this year, the number of foreign tourists to the country reached nearly 91,000, a year-on-year rise of 89.1%. Among them, visitors arriving by air accounted for nearly 90.5% of the total international arrivals to Vietnam, an increase of 165.2%.

Revenue from accommodation and food services in the January-March period increased by 1.2% year on year, while tourism revenue rose by 1.9% year on year.

From March 15, tourism activities have been fully reopened for both international and domestic tourism, via air, road, rail, and sea routes.

Conditions and regulations on immigration and health for international tourists have become much more favourable.

The unilateral visa exemption policy for 13 countries has been restored, along with the implementation of the pre-pandemic immigration policy.

Vietnam recently launched its National Tourism Year 2022 themed "a green tourism destination" in the central province of Quang Nam 2022.