VOV.VN - Several relic sites and tourist attractions across the country have reopened as they aim to welcome the return of tourists following a prolonged social distancing period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes following the Hue Monuments Conservation Center re-opening several tourist sites on October 1, including the Hue Imperial Citadel (Dai Noi), along with the Minh Mang, Tu Duc, and Khai Dinh mausoleums.
The purpose of the move is to gradually restore the local tourism industry after being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a means of ensuring COVID-19 prevention and control, visitors are required to abide by the Health Ministry’s 5K message, while simultaneously scanning QR codes to complete a medical declaration. As a result of safety measures, guests will only be able to visit outdoor areas.
Furthermore, the province Thua Thien - Hue province is also applying half-prices tickets for tourists to visit the relics of the Complex of Hue Monuments.
Elsewhere, the northern city of Hai Phong has also permitted the re-opening of tourist attractions in the region from October 1, while the spiritual-ecological tourist site of Tay Yen Tu, Suoi Mo eco-tourism area, and some golf courses in the northern province of Bac Giang have also been permitted to resume activities.
Other northern localities, including Vinh Phuc, Quang Ninh, and Thanh Hoa have also welcomed back domestic tourists, while several resorts in Sa Pa (Lao Cai) and Hoa Binh are currently only receiving visitors from ‘green zones’.
Some localities in the south-central and central region such as Khanh Hoa and Da Nang have also resumed beach services, while Quang Binh province is also permitting travel firms to welcome vaccinated tourists to participate in closed tours.
In the central highlands of Lam Dong, the Provincial People's Committee has moved to reopen tourism services, with lodging facilities from two-star facilities being permmited to operate at 50% capacity. Restaurants and sidewalk shops have also resumed their operations by serving no more than 50% of the number of guests at the same time.
Most notably, the south-central province of Binh Thuan also plans to pilot welcoming the return of domestic and foreign tourists living in Vietnam as of October 20.
In Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi and Can Gio districts also lauched their first closed tours on September 19, with more tours expected to be launched in the near future.
Tour guides and visitors under tourism schemes in these localites are required to have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2, or alternatively to have received two jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine.