HCM City announces tourism recovery plan

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism recently announced a three-phase plan to restore the local tourism industry and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The city will open intra-regional tourism activities and pilot welcoming visitors from other localities in the first phase, which will last until October 31. Accommodation facilities and tourist attractions are to operate at 50 percent of capacity.

In the second phase, from November 1 to December 31, the city plans to open intra-regional and inter-provincial tourism activities and allow lodging facilities to expand their operations, at a maximum capacity of 70 percent. It also will consider opening more services such as on-site catering and spas.

The third phase will be carried out in 2022, with all tourism activities in full operation.

The tourism department is also offering 100,000 tourism vouchers for frontline forces in the fight against COVID-19./.