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Vietnam stops Covid testing for all arrivals

Vietnam stops Covid testing for all arrivals

Vietnam will drop the Covid-19 test requirement for visitors entering the country starting from Sunday (May 15) as the pandemic has been brought under control.The move came as the number of Covid-19 cases in Vietnam decreased significantly since March 15 this year, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported, citing an official document issued by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on Saturday.The document noted that the country has also seen a decreasing number of Covid-19 deaths, severe cases and hospitalisations.Many countries have also relaxed Covid-19 curbs while existing vaccines are still effective against different variants of coronavirus.Vietnam dropped health declaration requirements for foreign arrivals from April 27 and Covid-19 vaccine certificates, and quarantine requirements from March 16 shortly after it reopened tourism for international visitors.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Let's check out all of Vietravel's Top-picked Tours herePlease contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Free Hanoi bus tours offered to SEA Games delegates

Free Hanoi bus tours offered to SEA Games delegates

ll delegates, including athletes, coaches, and reporters, to the ongoing SEA Games 31 throughout May, are entitled to take free Hanoi tours using double-decker buses.The buses, running between 9 am and 5 pm every day, can be identified with the Games’ logo and the line ‘Official bus tour for SEA Games 31’ on their front and sides.The Hanoi City Tour service is the first of its kind in the capital. The buses carry passengers through 25 streets and have 15 stops at critical local tourist destinations such as the Hanoi Opera House, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Flag Tower, President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoa Lo Prison, and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum.The vehicles are also equipped with an automatic narration system in 10 languages and have a frequency of 60 minutesAs the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Let's check out all of Vietravel's Top-picked Tours herePlease contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Laos drops testing for vaccinated tourists and announces full reopening

Laos drops testing for vaccinated tourists and announces full reopening

Laos has announced a full reopening to tourism today that allows vaccinated arrivals to enter the country without any testing requirements. reports Laotian Times.Government Spokesperson and Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office, Madame Thippakone Chanthavongsa, spoke during an announcement broadcast live across social media.She said that as the number of Covid-19 cases had significantly decreased, and in order to ensure economic recovery, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control and the government of Laos had coordinated with a number of sectors to determine new entry measures in line with the global situation.After canvassing public opinion and consulting with experts, the Taskforce has set out the following measures for entry to Laos, effective from 9 May onward:All international checkpoints will be open for entry and exit by citizens and foreign residents.Citizens of countries that have bilateral or unilateral visa waiver agreements with Laos may now enter Laos without the need for a visa.Citizens of countries that do not have a visa waiver agreement with Laos may now apply for a visa at a Lao embassy or consulate abroad or via the e-Visa online system. Visa on arrivals will also be reinstated at certain international checkpoints.Fully vaccinated foreigners or Lao citizens carrying a vaccination certificate may enter Laos without any screening or testing for Covid-19 when arriving by land, air, or water.Non-vaccinated citizens of Laos, foreign citizens, or residents aged 12 years and over must take a Rapid Antigen Test (ATK) at least 48 hours prior to departure and present the results upon arrival.Foreign arrivals in Laos that become infected with Covid-19 must bear responsibility for any and all medical costs involved in treatment.Private vehicles may now enter and exit the territory of Laos via checkpoints as prior to the pandemic. Guidelines regarding this measure will be drafted and publicized by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport.Madame Thippakone said that ministries and tourism departments, as well as tourism businesses, must now be fully prepared to welcome foreign tourists.At the same time, she announced the reopening of entertainment venues and karaoke bars, however, such venues must ensure they fully comply with Covid-19 prevention measures.
Phu Quoc Island among 25 incredible islands of the world

Phu Quoc Island among 25 incredible islands of the world

Traveller magazine has included Phu Quoc off the southern coast in its list of 25 "incredible" islands Australians should visit at least once in a lifetime.The Australian publication called it "Lovers' Island" which has everything for a honeymoon from luxury resorts, seafood restaurants, and chic cocktail bars to shimmering reefs and pristine islets.Between October and March is the best time to visit, it said.It advised tourists to visit Long Beach and Khem Beach with their white sand and emerald waters, saying it is an ideal place where to watch the sunset.Sao Beach in An Thoi Town, famous for coral diving, is also worth exploring, it said.Phu Quoc, dubbed "pearl island," has become a global destination after getting an international airport in 2012 and allowing 30-day visa-free entry for foreigners in 2014.It received over five million visitors in 2019, including 541,600 foreigners.Other places on the list are the Aeolian Islands in Italy, Shikoku in Japan, Coron Island in the Philippines, Haida Gwaii Islands in Canada, Molokai in the U.S., and Daman & Diu in India.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Let's check out all of Vietravel's Top-picked Tours herePlease contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Travel Requirements to Vietnam 2022

Travel Requirements to Vietnam 2022

The Government of Vietnam has just decided to re-open the country and normalize visa procedures as the same as before 2020. Effective from March 15th, 2022. International travellers can enter Vietnam very easily. No test on arrival is required, no quarantine is needed, and vaccination is not a must. Please check the latest Vietnam Travel Requirements 2022 for all the details below.I. VIETNAM ENTRY PROCEDURESOn April 27th, 2022, Vietnam's Ministry of Health announced that arrivals entering Vietnam via all border gates will no longer have to fill and submit health declaration forms. The country also scraped the Covid-19 testing requirement for all arrivals starting Sunday 15th May 2022. Travellers now only need Covid-19 Travel Insurance to enter the country:Covid-19 Travel InsuranceVisitors must buy and show proof of medical or travel insurance within a minimum liability of $10,000 to cover any COVID-19-related treatment costs. However, all Vietravel travel packages are including this travel insurance (Coverage amount of $50,000 of COVID-19 medical expenses) so you don't have to buy it yourself when you travel with us.II. VISA REQUIREMENTSRegulations on the reception of international visitors to Vietnam under the document are now much easier than previous proposals. To enter the country, international visitors need to meet the following visa conditions:1. Vietnam Visa Exemption List 2022As Vietnam resumed its pre-Covid immigration policies from March 15, here are 24 countries whose citizens enjoy visa exemption (To stay beyond this number of days, you may apply for a visa extension upon your arrival in Vietnam).Vietnam Visa Exemption List 2022 - VnexpressNote: The above information about the Vietnam visa exemption (updated on March 15, 2021) is provided for informational purposes only, please double-check with the official authorities in your current country before departure.2. Vietnam Visa Requirements 2022Effective March 15, 2022, the Vietnamese government has resumed pre-pandemic visa issuance policies. E-visa Vietnam is now available for citizens of the 80 countries who are traveling to Vietnam for tourism purposes and stay in the country for no more than 30 days.  E-visa fee is USD 25, the processing time is 3 working days. You will receive your code by email to print your visa.List of 80 countries whose citizens were eligible to apply for e-visas to Vietnam: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Iceland, Austria, Poland, Belarus, Belgium, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Chile, Colombia, India, Czech Republic, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Cyprus, Timor Leste, Estonia, Georgia, Republic of Korea, United States of America, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Russia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Micronesia, Malta, Macedonia, Mexico, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nauru, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Palau, Panama, Finland, France, Fiji, Philippines, Marshall Islands, Salomons Islands, Romania, Western Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not apply to Chinese e-passport holders), Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, and Slovenia.* Please note:Tourists can apply for an extension once or multiple times, but the maximum stay is 90 days. After this period, they must leave the country and if they want to return to Viet Nam, they will have to apply for a visa again.The list of international border gates that allow foreigners to enter and exit with electronic visas includes 8 aviation border gates, 16 land border gates, and 13 sea border gates.III. HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR TRAVELERS1. Travelers are required to comply with Vietnam Travel Requirements 2022:Within 10 days from the date of entry, passengers self-monitor their health. If you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection...) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for guidance and timely management; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.Comply with the Ministry of Health’s 5K message: face masks - disinfection - distancing - no gatherings - health declarations.Currently, flight restrictions have been reduced until the new update. However, please notice that all requirements might have resulted in changes requirements of the different destinations.2. Vietnam’s health hotlineAny travelers experiencing symptoms of the virus − fever, cough, and difficulty breathing − should immediately call Vietnam’s health hotline: 1900 3228.Vietnam has appointed 323 authorized testing facilities to carry out testing and diagnosis of COVID-19 disease. See the full list in Vietnamese.Please note: These guidelines may change at any time based on conditions, as determined by the Vietnam government.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Let's check out all Vietravel Top-picked Tours herePlease contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
The World’s Longest Glass Bridge Opens To The Public In Vietnam

The World’s Longest Glass Bridge Opens To The Public In Vietnam

Vietnam’s newest tourist destination is attracting travelers with a head for heights. The Bach Long pedestrian bridge - meaning ‘white dragon’ in Vietnamese - is a glass-bottomed overpass suspended 150 meters above the rainforest. Situated in the northwest Son La province, the attraction features a 630-meter walkway conveying visitors across the Mộc Châu Island Mountain Park and Resort.The floor of the bridge is made from tempered glass and can support up to 450 people at a time. "When standing on the bridge, travelers will be able to admire the beauty of nature below," says Hoang Manh Duy, a spokesperson from the bridge’s operating company.Officials say it is now the world's longest glass-bottomed bridge, surpassing a 526-meter structure in Guangdong, China. Representatives from Guinness World Records are expected to verify this claim next month.Vietnam Travel InfomationVietnam on March 15 fully reopened for international tourism after almost two years. The country has announced to lift most of the travel restrictions. Foreign tourists with negative COVID tests can enjoy quarantine-free travel. Please check the latest Vietnam Travel Restrictions 2022 for all the details.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravelSource: vnexpress
SEA Games 31 opening ceremony to use fireworks

SEA Games 31 opening ceremony to use fireworks

A 15-minute fireworks display will entertain the opening ceremony of SEA Games 31, at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on May 12.Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has assigned Hanoi to conduct the fireworks show during the ceremony in accordance with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.The opening ceremony of the 31st SEA Games will take place in two hours. After the introduction part, 11 delegations of the participating nations will commence a parade. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh is expected to announce the start of the event.Later, a torch relay between eight athletes will light up the cauldron. A performance named "For A Stronger Southeast Asia" with over 1,000 participants and five stages on an area of 7,000 square meters will then take place.SEA Games 31 will be held in Vietnam from May 12 to 23 with 40 sports. This is Vietnam’s second time hosting a SEA Games event, after the first in 2003.Hanoi is the main venue, along with 11 localities in northern Vietnam. There will be around 10,000 athletes, coaches and experts, along with 10,000-15,000 international tourists in Vietnam during this time.SEA Games 31 Travel InfomationPlease check out all Vietravel Top-picked SEA Games 31 Tours hereVietnam on March 15 fully reopened for international tourism after almost two years. The country has announced to lift most of the travel restrictions. Foreign tourists with negative COVID tests can enjoy quarantine-free travel. Please check the latest Vietnam Travel Restrictions 2022 for all the details.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravelSource: vnexpress
7 places to visit in Vietnam off the tourist trail

7 places to visit in Vietnam off the tourist trail

The verdant limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay and the bustling streets of Hanoi are well established (and essential) stops along Vietnam’s tourist trail. But the traveller who ventures beyond the hotspots will be rewarded with secluded bays, picturesque villages and delicious farm-to-fork food. Here are seven places to visit in Vietnam for an adventure off the beaten track.1. Make the journey to Bai Tu Long BayBai Tu Long Bay is just to the northeast of the world-famous Ha Long Bay – and its striking expanse is just as beautiful. However, it sees a fraction of the visitors.More and more tour companies are now offering trips to Bai Tu Long (“Children of the Dragon”). Or, if you want to go it alone, you can take the ferry to remote Quan Lan Island – the slow boat from Cai Rong has the best views.Quan Lan has only a handful of hotels, and very little English is spoken – but that’s part of the joy. Once you've taken in the bay, bask on the untouched beaches (the best stretch along the east coast) and explore the virtually empty roads by bicycle. You’ll get the impression that little has changed here for decades.2. Enjoy farm-to-table food in Bong Lai ValleyPhong Nha National Park may already be on your itinerary, but your taste buds will thank you for venturing to nearby Bong Lai Valley. Farming is integral to the community here, and more and more locals are now opening their homes to visitors.Farm-to-fork restaurants will give you a true taste of the local delicacies; Moi Moi’s specialty is pork slow-cooked in bamboo tubes and delicious veggie peanut dumplings. At The Duck Stop, you can feed the ducks and buy drinks and packets of fresh pepper. The legendary Pub With Cold Beer does exactly what it says on the tin, plus there are hammocks and a river to swim in. In the true spirit of farm-to-table, they will kill and cook a chicken for a shared lunch.3. Visit minority villages around Kon TumThe lush central highlands are a highlight for many adventurers in Vietnam. The sleepy provincial capital, Kon Tum, with its glorious riverside setting, is particularly lovely.Curiously overlooked by tourists, the 650 minority villages surrounding Kon Tum are wonderful, welcoming places to visit too. And you’re unlikely to see another foreigner on your travels. You can stay overnight in a communal thatched rong in the Bahner villages, within easy walking distance from the centre of town.4. Take a road trip to remote Ha GiangHome to several ethnic minority groups, including the Hmong, Dao and Giay, Vietnam’s Far Northis the final frontier for intrepid travellers – and nowhere is wilder than Ha Giang. Mountain roads wind through lush green landscape and open out to incredible vistas, particularly in the rugged Dong Vang Karst Plateau Geopark.Visitors are required to have a permit to visit the province (easily and cheaply acquired in Hanoi).5. Cycle the Mekong Delta’s An Binh IslandTo experience a slice of island life on your Vietnam adventure, head all the way south to the languid Mekong Delta. The watery rural idyll of An Binh Island is criss-crossed by narrow dirt paths perfect for exploring by bicycle. All routes are fringed with palm trees, with a backdrop of lush orchards and traditional thatched houses, many of which are open as homestays. Staying here overnight and exploring at your own pace is far more rewarding than a day tour organised from Ho Chi Minh City.6. Drink homebrew at Hanoi’s other Bia Hoi CornerBia hoi (a type of draught beer popular in Vietnam) can be found all over the country and, in Hanoi, most visitors head straight for the tourist-laden bia hoi on Luong Ngoc Quyen and Ta Hien in the Old Quarter. In the come evening time, the bars, filled with plastic stools at squatting height, are full to the brim with an international crowd sipping bottled beer.But, to get a flavour of a real bia hoi, try further west on the corner of Bat Dang and Duong Thanh. Here, room temperature 5000VND (20¢) draught beer is served in sticky glasses to a predominantly male clientele.7. Experience Mai Chau hospitalitySurprisingly overlooked by foreign visitors considering its proximity to Hanoi (135km southwest of the city), rural Mai Chau is a world away from Vietnam's chaotic capital. The valley is inhabited mainly by the White Thai minority, many of whom have opened their traditional stilt houses as rustic homestays. You only need to wander the villages that fan out from Bac Ha to find somewhere to get your head down.Once settled, feast on delicious home-cooked meals before a backdrop of jagged karst mountains.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel Source: roughguides.
Best tours to Vietnam for SEA Games 31

Best tours to Vietnam for SEA Games 31

Our SEA Games travel packages are customizable, allowing our travelers to see Vietnam and experience this illustrious tournament the way they want. Check out Vietravel's best SEA Games 31 Tours down below:SEA Games 31 ToursWhether you’re a fan looking for simple accommodation with airport transfer, or someone seeking the perfect blend of hospitality packages & sightseeing trips, we have a package to fit your requirements and aspirationsSEA Games 31 Travel InfomationPlease check out all Vietravel Top-picked SEA Games 31 Tours hereVietnam on March 15 fully reopened for international tourism after almost two years. The country has announced to lift most of the travel restrictions. Foreign tourists with negative COVID tests can enjoy quarantine-free travel. Please check the latest Vietnam Travel Restrictions 2022 for all the details.As the largest tourism cooperation in the country, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel #SEAGames31 #SEAGames31Travel