Vietnam Won The Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021
On October 19, World Travel Awards (WTA) honored Vietnam as Asia's Leading Sustainable Destination 2021. This is the second time Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) wins Asia’s Leading Tourist Board after the last time in 2017.
Dreamy sunset landscape Halong Bay
Although going through many struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam impressively surpassed Nepal (former winner in 2019 and 2020), Thailand, Laos, and Indonesia. The award not only recognizes the constant effort of VNAT in adapting and recovering tourism activities but also affirms Vietnam’s attractiveness and tourism potential to foreign travelers.
During the epidemic, VNAT has supported travel businesses and employees in many aspects such as fiscal policy, preferential loans, employee subsidy, tax and fee decrease for tourism businesses, a social security policy for tour guides, and so on. Furthermore, VNAT has implemented a pilot program to welcome international tourists and gradually restarted domestic tourism in a safe condition.
At the 28th World Travel Awards, Vietnam received many precious awards including Asia’s Leading Destination, Asia’s Leading Sustainable Destination, Asia's Leading Cultural City Destination 2021 (Hoi An City), Asia’s Leading National Park (Cuc Phuong National Park), Asia’s Leading Tourism Attraction (Ha Long Bay).
Official guidelines for the prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic for foreigners entering Vietnam and visa exemption policy for 13 countries
The Ministry of Health officially issued guidelines for COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control after inbound tourism reopening in which lifting the quarantine restriction for tourists with a negative COVID-19 test certificate and children under two years old on arrival.
Approval for reopening inbound and outbound travel adhering to new normal conditions from 15th March was issued by the government on Wednesday 16th February.
A piece of good news for overseas Vietnamese and travelers wishing to visit Vietnam as the country to lift Covid-19 curbs on international flights on 15th February, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported on Sunday.