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Saturday, November 28, 2020
The Government of Vietnam has announced that the country continues to close borders to foreign tourists in a bid to prevent importation of new COVID-19 cases.
A new ferry service will connect Saigon’s coastal suburban district Can Gio and popular resort town Vung Tau starting September 2.
The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reached agreement at a meeting on May 28 that the country should not open door to all foreign tourists at this time, as risks of transmission from outside remain.
With Covid-19 still affecting many countries, Vietnam is not yet ready to open up to international tourists, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Wednesday.
Many tour operators and international travel websites seem to have a misunderstanding that the just-issued Resolution 79/NQ-CP on e-visas for 80 countries and territories will lead to the reopening of international travel from early July.
Australia’s 7News last weekend run a five-minute report on Vietnam’s effort in combating coronavirus.
Travel from Taiwan to Vietnam remains difficult as the Southeast Asian country still has strict border control measures in place, affecting even repatriation of Vietnamese workers, an official said Saturday.
Central Vietnam is set to get a major new tourist attraction with two steam locomotives chugging on the Hue - Da Nang route.
Many coastal hotels in the central city of Danang have been put on sale after the Covid-19 pandemic.
After bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen a few days ago, Bui Vien, Saigon's backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing.

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