The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has issued a list of reopening requirements for local travel agencies, lodging facilities, and operators of outdoor tourist attractions. According to the newly issued safety regulations, travel agencies and tourists can resume tourism activities provided they meet the following criteria: Staff requirements at lodging facilities - Employees are only permitted to come into contact with tourists if they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days or have recovered from COVID-19. - Staff who do not have contact with tourists must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to returning to work and be subject to periodic rapid testing. - Unvaccinated staff may only work remotely. - Staff who directly serve tourists, such as receptionists and restaurant staff, will be tested every three days. - All staff and customers must wear face masks in situations with … [Read more...] about How are travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City given go-ahead for tours after COVID-19 halt?
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The HCM City People’s Committee has issued a set of criteria assessing the safety level of tourism activities, applied to accommodation establishments, travelers, travel firms and attractions. All workers of accommodation establishments, travel firms and tourism sites must be fully vaccinated and the second shot done 14 days prior to working. People fully recovered from Covid-19 are also allowed. The fully recovered Covid patients must show certificates by medical units if they were treated at hospitals, or certificates on antibody testing if they were treated at home. Tourists aged 18 and above must be fully vaccinated. Children aged below 18 must show certificates on negative testing no more than 48 hours prior to the tour. Accommodation establishments must meet 10 criteria to be recognized as safe. The workers who directly serve guests, such as receptionists, must be fully vaccinated and have rapid antigen testing once every three days. Accommodation establishments are … [Read more...] about HCM City issues new travel requirements for tourists, tourism agencies
Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Council Nguyen Thi Le (2nd, R) and frontline healthcare workers visit Cu Chi Tunnel. (Photo: SGGP) Dr. Nguyen Hoang Chinh of Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital who traveled to HCMC to support the city’s healthcare sector in fighting the pandemic was one of the 108 tourists visiting the revolutionary historical relic site of Cu Chi Tunnel . He said that it was the first time that he visited Cu Chi Tunnel. The trip was an exciting experience to enjoy a pure and fresh atmosphere as well as learn about the heroic struggle of the army and people in Cu Chi. Chu Tu Tam, a fifth-year student of Military Medical Academy hoped to organize a trip for his family to visit HCMC’s destinations, including Cu Chi Tunnel. The self-contained tours on closed roads took visitors to Rung Sac Military Base, Dan Xay and Vam Sat Tourist Areas in Can Gio District; Ben Duoc Tunnels, Hoang Cam smoke-less stove, Tam Tan Ecological Tourist Area and other popular attractions in … [Read more...] about HCMC offers experimental tour visiting Can Gio, Cu Chi to frontline force
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thu Hang, an administrator of a frozen food import-export company in Dong Da District, told regional police "I don't know if ward officials will issue me a new travel permit or not." She was worried sick, but later saw Hanoi would allow people to use their old travel passes, lifting the burden to some extent. According to the new announcement, people could use both new travel permits (embedded with QR codes) and old versions (without QR codes) to travel around starting Wednesday. But this will be temporary, with both formats merged into one later on. "All my hard work was in vain," the 27-year-old lamented. Applicants wait outside Me Tri Ward police station to apply for new travel permits, Sept. 6, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu Hang's company specializes in distributing frozen food to restaurants and kitchens in industrial zones. Her journey to apply for seven travel passes in the past four days hasn't been easy. Before that, she listed … [Read more...] about Hanoians struggle to keep up with constant travel permit changes
On September 12, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines successfully piloted the IATA Travel Pass on flights from Hanoi to Seoul. This followed a similar pilot on a flight from Hanoi to London the previous week, making it the first flight from Vietnam to the EU applying the pass. The developments, which included a Hanoi-Tokyo flight last month, are expected to open positive prospects for the recovery of international flights. The Hanoi-based airline plans to pilot further IATA Travel Pass flights from Hanoi to London on September 21 and on weekly Hanoi-Tokyo flights. Talking to VIR about the preparation of scenarios for COVID-19 safety response when the population is fully vaccinated, Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan said, “The Ministry of Health will soon have discussions with both relevant ministries and agencies. Firstly, we will have internal workings in the ministry with advice from scientists and relevant departments and agencies, and then work with those ministries … [Read more...] about Hoops still to jump through for pandemic travel passes
Vu Tu Thanh "Task the Ministry of Health with issuing nationwide uniform guidelines on allowing workers, experts, foreigners entering Vietnam who have been vaccinated and quarantined for seven days to travel ... around the whole country," he said. "This is called safe movement, green movement." This was one of the six contents that the PM decided on at a meeting with U.S. business executives that lasted twice as long as scheduled. Top officials from ministries and other government agencies, Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces patiently listened to nearly 15 demands from the U.S. side. The meeting took place in the same room where the PM had received U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris a week earlier. After listening to executives from all seven businesses on the official list, the PM invited all the other delegates to express their opinions until no one had anything else to say. Throughout the process, he listened attentively and constantly took notes. … [Read more...] about Green mobility: traveling safely despite virus