Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Numbers Decrease 12% Due to COVID-19 Worries

The number of tourists paying a visit to Ho Chi Minh City during the Lunar New Year (Tet) has suffered a decline of approximately 12 per cent as a result of the ongoing novel coronavirus (nCoV) situation.

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Despite the city’s tourism industry not heavily relying on visitors from China, there has been a 12% decrease in the number of tourists arriving in the southern city during Tet holiday. This has led to the cancellation of tours by some tour operators and travel companies. Additionally, visitor numbers at certain attractions in the city have experienced a significant decline of 30 to 50%. In response to the escalating situation, the hotel has been diligently following the guidelines provided by local authorities and the Ministry of Health. All employees are required to wear medical masks, undergo temperature checks before their shifts, and maintain proper hand hygiene. Furthermore, the hotel has implemented additional sanitation measures.

VNA