Vietnam has launched a new tourism campaign “Live fully in Vietnam” as it welcomes international tourists back into the country or the first time since March 2020. According to a release, “travelers will be able to walk new paths and savor new tastes in Vietnam, to experience the country’s internationally-treasured culture and nature anew.”
The campaign comes following the World Travel Awards (WTA) honoring Vietnam as Asia’s Leading Destination 2021 just last month. The WTA also recognized Ha Long Bay, the UNESCO Heritage Site in Quang Ninh, as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction.
According to the campaign, “Fully vaccinated travelers from 72 countries are currently welcomed with a certificate of vaccination or recovery and a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of departure. Children under 12 do not require a vaccination certificate.”
Five Destinations Assigned
Vietnam will open 5 destinations after extensive preparation and comprehensive implementation of Covid-19 safety protocols.
The announcement said that “all five destinations have high vaccination rates, with as many as 90% of the population of Phu Quoc fully vaccinated.”
The destinations include Quang Nam Province, home to Hoi An, Ha Long, Nha Trang, Da Nang, and Phu Quoc.
According to the official website for Vietnam tourism:
Quang Nam Province is home to Hoi An, another UNESCO Heritage site that routinely wins global travel awards for being the world’s “most romantic”, “most picturesque”, or “most charming” city, or “best cultural destination” overall. Famous for its skilled tailors and its pretty paper lanterns, Hoi An’s pedestrian-friendly Old Town is filled with French colonial buildings and local specialties like Cao Lau and Mi Quang served up hot from the ancient architecture of streetside shopfronts.
Ha Long and Hoi An have been darling destinations for decades, but Phu Quoc is the rising star of Vietnam’s tourism industry. Dotted with world-class luxury resorts, Phu Quoc’s 150 kilometer coastline sprawls past a mountainous national park and tiny fishing villages whose artisans transform the catch of the day into specialty fish sauce.
Nha Trang and Da Nang are two more prime beachside highlights. While Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s capital of water sports in general, Nha Trang is the scuba diving center of the country. Nha Trang is a resort town teeming with nightlife, an upscale and urban coastal city with 19 tiny island neighbors. Da Nang is an alternative coastal city that feels hip, creative, and balanced. Bracketed by Son Tra in the north and Marble Mountain to the south, Da Nang attracts beach bums and musicians, conservationists and city slickers alike to watch the dragon bridge spit fire on weekend evenings in the center or take sunrise hikes to solitary beaches tumbling out into the open ocean from the jungle’s feet.