Authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to famous tourist town Hue, allowed popular attractions and historical sites to reopen Friday though swimming remains banned.
The move came after the central province experienced 28 days without new community transmissions of Covid-19. Provincial authorities are still yet to allow visitors from other localities amid the complicated development of the pandemic.
Restaurants, street eateries and coffee shops are allowed to serve customers, but not exceed half their covers while bars, karaoke parlors, dance clubs, pubs and beer clubs remain closed until further notice.
Festivals, religious gatherings, cultural and arts performance as well as swimming are still banned.
Hue, capital of Thua Thien-Hue Province, is renowned for its Imperial Citadel, royal tombs, and famous beaches like Lang Co.
In the ongoing fourth Covid wave that hit April 27, Thua Thien-Hue has reported five infections, out of the nation’s over 6,600 cases.
With the pandemic situation under control, many famous tourist hotspots like Hoi An, Da Nang and Ha Long have reopened tourist destinations and lifted the swimming ban with safeguards.