Vietnam is known for its mesmerizing mountains, vast fields, dynamic cities, and exotic cuisine. It’s no wonder that Vietnam has been the most recommended country for tourists to visit in Southeast Asia until a pandemic hit the world early this year.
Until now, COVID-19 or Wuhan Coronavirus is still spreading and infecting millions of people in the world, including Vietnam. The country has suffered from this pandemic lockdown as many other countries but started to recover its vitality again.
If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam and wondering if you can travel to Vietnam safely, here are things you can do for your vacation.
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COVID-19 pandemic information
Originated from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Wuhan Coronavirus is the cause of respiratory illness with an extreme transmission rate across the world.
With over 35 million infected cases and more than 1 million deaths, the COVID-19 pandemic is considered similar to SARS in 2003 but with a lower fatality ratio and faster transmission. This disease causes the person to go through these symptoms:
- High Fever
- Difficulties in breathing
If it’s not treated immediately, it can even cause serious illness such as lung consolidation, heart stroke and death.
Therefore, to prevent this pandemic from increasing and spreading further, several precautions have been created and applied in many countries:
- Always wear a mask in public to avoid virus transmission.
- Do not use your hands to touch your face or other people’s face constantly.
- Use soap to wash your hands regularly to eliminate the virus.
- Do not meet up with more than 30 people to control the spreading of the virus.
Starting early this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has covered 1,222 cases with 35 deaths and 1,010 recovery cases in Vietnam.
Is travel in Vietnam during COVID-19 safe?
Vietnam had gone through 2 pandemic waves and lockdown for 15 days in some places in the country in July. However, according to global media, Vietnam is having the best-organized epidemic control program in the world and the country has successfully controlled the pandemic.
Although the people still need to follow social distancing and hygienic rules, major cities are coming back to the normal lifestyle. Therefore, if you conform to the precaution rules, you can travel in Vietnam safely with our Vietnam vacation packages.
As the government allows us to open beaches alongside tourism services, we also offer Vietnam beach vacation packages for less than 30 people in a group. When preparing for the trip, we recommend you monitor your health first for your safety by arriving at these hospitals:
- North of Vietnam: National Tropical Diseases Hospital, Central Lung Hospital
- South of Vietnam: Cho Ray Hospital, Dong Nai General Hospital
- Central of Vietnam: Hue Central Hospital, Pasteur Institute Nha Trang
If you suspect that you have the disease’s symptoms listed above, you must contact the Ministry of Health for immediate action through these hotlines: 1900-9095 or 1900-3228.
When traveling in Vietnam, you should always have your mask on in public and remain at a safe distance from people suspected sick. A hand sanitizer is an essential product and should be often used during the trip to prevent getting the virus in your body.
As long as you remember these simple rules, you can utterly enjoy your vacation in our country’s amazing tourist destinations.
Travel Vietnam during COVID-19: Places you must visit
Now that you understand how to travel in Vietnam works, we would like to give you some suggestions to enhance your trip quality as much as possible.
Right now, we are certain that most of the destinations have finally opened and are ready for tourists. Here are some great places you need to visit that we offer in our Vietnam vacation packages:
The North of Vietnam is adored by many tourists by its preservation of the old style. If you’re a tourist who loves history and seeks the beauty of old buildings, you need to visit Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, with the atmospheric Old Quarter and colonial architecture.
It would be extremely unfortunate if you don’t visit HaLong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage site in Quang Ninh Province. Cruising the bay, exploring the island, and rock climbing are the most chosen activities for a memorable trip.
If you’re an explorer and trekker, we would recommend you visit Mai Chau which is the heart of Hoa Binh Province. A district with greenery, mesmerizing mountains, and exotic culture where lies the home of many minorities: Hmong, Zao, Muong, Hoa, White Thai, Tay, and Viet.
The central Vietnam takes up most of the beautiful coasts of the country. The white and silver sand, blue clear waves, and the sea winds will blow your mind.
Da Nang and Nha Trang are the cities that Vietnamese tend to visit for vacation. While enjoying the beaches, you can also enjoy the freshly-caught, juicy and tasty seafood from the fishing boats of real fishermen there.
Furthermore, the central Vietnam has not only beautiful beaches but also old classic cities such as Hue and Hoi An. These cities will undeniably take your heart away with their histories, architecture, and humble people.
Last but not least, southern Vietnam focuses on most international businesses and foreigners. On the contrary to the north of Vietnam, the heart of Southern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City where you can feel the active, dynamic, and fast life pace. Entertainments and businesses in this city flourish every minute with a mix of many foreign cultures.
However, you can still see some colonial touch through French architecture such as Notre Dame. Some other sites you can visit are the War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels that help you have a better viewpoint of Vietnam during wartime.
Going further down the South, Can Tho City is also a city you shouldn’t miss when traveling in Vietnam. It is famous for the Cai Rang Floating Markets. Hundreds of boats filled with fresh fruits, food, and products meet in the center of Hau River for trading goods.
Traveling is never simple, especially traveling in Vietnam during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have checked our Vietnam vacation packages or Vietnam beach vacation packages, your trip will be smooth with our services and support.
After this article, we hope you will be better equipped when planning a trip to Vietnam. Although the pandemic is still a long flight, you can always have a safe yet unforgettable vacation with us.