Gloomy days at foreigners’ markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Markets and grocery stores in Ho Chi Minh City that target foreigners are struggling to stay afloat amid a dearth of customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The west and south gates of Ben Thanh Market, a major tourist attraction in   and once packed with people, see just a fraction of the foot traffic they did at this time last year. A lack of foreign customers has seen many vendors close their stalls for good.