Quang Ninh tourism struggles as COVID-19 resurged
As a result of recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam at the end of January, Quang Ninh tours as well as arrival flights have been canceled or changed, causing tourism in the province to be frozen.
The first months of the year are not the peak tourist season in Quang Ninh, however, many domestic tourists still choose the province to spend their holiday with family on the occasion of the early spring and Tet holiday. When the first cases were detected in Quang Ninh and Hai Duong later in the month, visitors have asked for tour change or refund. Travel companies quickly gave timely options such as cancellation, reschedule or alternative tours to visitors to ensure the visitors' health safety as well as to control the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Van Don airport has been temporarily closed from January 29 to February 13 to review measures to control COVID-19 pandemic according to the decision of the Ministry of Transport. That leads to many flights to Quang Ninh being canceled or redirected to nearby alternatives to ensure the health of travelers. Bamboo Airways has announced to adjust its flight schedule from 3st February 1 to 14th February for flights to and from Van Don airport. Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines said it has not run regular flights to and from this province since January 9, 2021.
From November 1, Quang Ninh province restarts travel activities for domestic tourists who come from low and medium Covid-19-risk areas.
In November, five Vietnam destinations welcome foreign tourists includes Kien Giang, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam.
On 4th September, 297 Vietnamese citizens with Covid-19 vaccine passports were repatriated from Japan on the trial flight of Vietnam Airlines to Van Don International Airport with the seven-day quarantine policy.