Hanoi (VNA) – vietnam fell COVID-19 test requirements for visitors entering the country from May 15, which is expected to speed up the recovery of the country’s economy. tourism industry.
Vietravel Holdings chairman Nguyen Quoc Ky said that since then, scheduled flights and travel packages, as well as charter flights, have been booked at more than 90 percent occupancy.
Amid such high demand, he added, a “liberation” before the peak season would create momentum for the tourism sector, given that this period accounts for 70 percent of firms’ annual income.
Dr. Luong Hoai Nam, Member Vietnam Tourism Advisory Boardpraised this decision, explaining that testing for COVID-19 abroad is time-consuming, and some countries have already eliminated this requirement.
Moving will also make it easier overseas Vietnamese and foreign tourists to travel to Vietnam.
This summer, travel companies and resorts across the country launched promotions. Vietnam is encouraged to promote marketing and communication work on tourism, as about 80 percent of foreign visitors come to the country with the help of foreign travel agencies.
However, technical restrictions on the issuance of visas remain for foreign tourists wishing to travel to Vietnam.
The bottleneck in visa policy was reported to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chin in early May.
We invite the country to exempt citizens of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada from visas, adding that due attention should be paid to measures aimed at extending the stay of tourists and their expenses during their stay in Vietnam./.