The first foreign tourists have now arrived in Vietnam following the relaxation of restrictions according to local media sources.
Bloomberg is reporting that local newspaper Nguoi Lao Dong has said that two flights arrived in Khanh Hoa province last Thursday carrying tourists from Japan and South Korea. Khanh Hoa is home to popular tourist destination Nha Trang.
Around 43 tourists from the United States are expected to arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage site Hoi An on 17th and 18th November, with Phu Quoc expected to welcome a further 250 tourists on 20th November.
All foreign tourists must either be fully vaccinated or have evidence of recovering from Covid-19 no more than 6 months before departure. They must also have a negative Covid-19 test prior to departure and are only allowed to visit as part of approved, organised tours. All visitors must hold travel insurance, incloding Covid-19 cover, or at least US$50,000 and install and use the IGOVN and PC-Covid apps on their pghones while in the country.
VN Express International are reporting that Vietnamese airlines will operate almost 30 flights during November to bring foreign tourists to Kien Giang (Phu Quoc), Da Nang and Khanh Hoa. it is believed that the majority of the flights will be from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
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