According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), Vietnam received 8.9 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of this year, 4.7 times higher than the same period last year and accounting for 69 percent of the 2019 figure.
According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO), nearly 2.7 million foreign tourists traveled to Vietnam in the first three months of this year, amounting to 29.7 times the number during the same period last year.
Vietnamese dishes including bo kho (stewed beef), bo nhung dam (beef in vinegar hot pot), bun cha (grilled pork meatballs with vermicelli noodles) have been named among the world’s 100 best meat dishes.
Ministries and businesses have put in a great deal of effort in luring international visitors to Vietnam, but the number of foreign tourists has always been lower than to other countries in the region.
After more than two years of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all tourism activities in Vietnam have returned to normal and experienced a remarkable recovery since the country's full reopening on March 15 last year.
A flight of Tigerair Taiwan, carrying 170 passengers from Taipei (China), landed at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang on December 24 evening, marking the launch of the carrier’s first route to Vietnam.
The Saigon Port Joint Stock Company, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City and some units, on October 2, held a ceremony to welcome the luxury cruise ship Le Laperouse of Ponant (France), which brings 100 tourists with French, American, and German nationalities to HCMC after its last visit to the city in mid-November, 2019.
On March 15, under the latest guidance issued by the Ministry of Health, international visitors entering Vietnam need to have proof of negative Covid-19 tests before travelling, complete health declaration, and no longer need to quarantine and get tested for Covid-19 on arrival.
Despite the peak holiday season and long Lunar New Year break, the number of international tourists to Vietnam was nearly 11,000 in February alone, down 38.3 percent from the previous month and 99.1 percent from the same period last year due to the pandemic, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO).
The General Statistics Office of Vietnam reported that the number of foreign visitors to the country in April merely reached 26,200 arrivals, down 94.2 percent compared to the previous month and down 98.2 percent year-on-year, due to the Prime Minister’s direction on the temporary suspension of visa issuance for foreign visitors entering the country.
A statistical review related to the number of foreign visitors at tourism accommodation establishments of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism stated that there have been around 358 foreign visitors in the country desiring to return home.
Vietnam amidst the continuously rampant coronavirus has welcomed an impressive number of foreign visitors, mostly from Europe and America, which came to fruition through the tourism sector’s solid efforts and apparently indicates international confidence in the nation’s disease control.
The People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province said that since the beginning of this year the province has held several events to advertise tourism, promote investment and carry out tourism projects in order to attract more tourists to the province.