HCM City’s shopping malls become busier as restrictions eased

Ho Chi Minh City residents are returning to one of their favourite pastimes - in-store shopping - now that lockdown restrictions have eased. The southern city’s shopping malls have begun drawing in large crowds after reopening their doors.


Under regulations, visitors must strictly follow the “5K message” and show a vaccine passport. Pandemic prevention measures are still in place, to reduce the risk of any outbreak and improve the shopping experience.

Shopping malls on the outskirts of the city are also popular destinations for families on weekends. Some 60-70 percent of outlets have opened their doors again, with essential goods being the most sought-after items.

Shopping malls are a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City’s robust development. Despite grave concerns about the pandemic, the southern city hopes to stimulate consumption in the year-end period, contributing to the post-pandemic economic recovery./.