Vietnam – SAFE travel destination in COVID-19 epidemic
Vietnam – SAFE travel destination in COVID-19 epidemic. Most of foreign visitors to Hanoi have affirmed that they feel safe when traveling around the bustling capital city of Vietnam despite the outburst of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) these days.
Last week, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has written to its international partners and foreign tourists announcing that Vietnam is still safe and is adopting various measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. Vietnamnet, a local media reports.
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This is the second time the head of the administration has sent a letter to its international partners and foreign visitors since a drop in the number of tourist arrivals was recorded in the country because of the spread of the coronavirus, which was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.
He noted that since the virus spread to Vietnam, the Government has quarantined Vietnamese citizens that recently traveled to China and those in close contact with coronavirus-infected patients.
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Vietnam’s tourist destinations, heritage sites and restaurants are open to serve tourists as normal, adding that the administration is collaborating with localities and travel firms to apply numerous measures to minimize the potential spread of the virus and ensure the safety of visitors.
Recently, many countries have warned their citizens against traveling to certain nations and territories in Asia due to fears of coronavirus infection.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has committed to cooperating with the relevant agencies to ensure the safety of tourists and regularly update information on the development of the virus.
According to Vietnamnet, some days ago, the administration had estimated that the coronavirus outbreak would cost Vietnam’s tourism sector up to US$7.7 billion in the next three months and that international tourist arrivals in the country would decline by 3.7-4.7 million, while local tourists are predicted to fall by 50%-70%, or 11-15 million.
Updates On Vietnam Tourism’s Proactive Action In Controlling The Impact Of The Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)
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Dear Friends, On behalf of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, I would like to inform all our supporters, business partners and friends about the most updates and concrete measures of the Government of Viet Nam in response to the outbreak of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) situation.
As of 10.00 AM today, Viet Nam has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, in which 6 cases have been cured and released from hospitals. The patients are from 4 provinces namely Vinh Phuc, Ho Chi Minh City, Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa and most of them returned from Wuhan.
The secondary infections in those 4 over 63 provinces of Viet Nam are family members or those who have close contact with patients.
Since the first day when the disease was recognized until the epidemic was officially announced by the Government of Viet Nam on February Pt, 2020 and now, Viet Nam has controlled the situation very well by promoting infection prevention, while isolating and quarantining Vietnamese citizens, who have travel history to China within 14 days and people with close contact to patients.
Treatments and prevention measures have been effectively implemented, therefore there is absolutely no spread of COVID-19 within the community in Viet Nam.
At present, attractions, heritage sites and restaurants are still open for tourists as usual. Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has collaborated with local authorities and tourism enterprises to apply infection prevention and control measures aiming at protecting tourists. Numerous attractions are well-prepared to prevent the infection by spraying disinfectant on-site, giving free masks and enhancing hygiene promotion for tourists.
During the time of the epidemic, tourism has to live up to its responsibility as an integral part of wider society and prioritises people and their wellbeing.
Therefore, we understand why some countries issued warning advisory for their citizens on travelling to certain countries and territories in Asia, where confirmed COVID-19 cases and isolate themselves 14 days after travelling to these destinations.
Nevertheless, with the effective control of the Government of Viet Nam and active prevention measures being implemented to all provinces and tourist attractions, we affirm that tourists visiting Viet Nam at this time are safe.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism commits to accompany our partners in any circumstance to ensure the best for tourists. We will continue to update information and are ready to help and connect with related authorities on further enquiries regarding the COVID-19 situation in Viet Nam.
NGUYEN TRUNG KHANH
Source: internet synthesis by Lelp.net