Editor's note: This article was written in October 2021 by Ray Kuschert, an Australian who has been living in Ho Chi Minh City for over eight years. In it, he recalls his experiences traveling to the southern province of Tay Ninh prior to COVID-19 restrictions. The story was edited and titled by Tuoi Tre News . Recently, local authorities agreed to pilot a 'travel bubble' which will allow for one-day tours from Ho Chi Minh City to Tay Ninh following months of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourists visit Tay Ninh on October 18, 2021 as the province and Ho Chi Minh City piloted a 'travel bubble' to offer one-day tours after months of COVID-19 hibernation. Photo: Nhu Binh / Tuoi Tre The wonders of Tay Ninh, northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, have long been a secret excluded from most foreigners’ travel plans, but the end of social distancing and the return of weekend getaways mean southern Vietnam and the raw beauty of the province are once … [Read more...] about Tay Ninh: A gem hidden from Vietnam’s tourist trail
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Many airlines in Vietnam have announced their resumption of domestic passenger flight routes starting Thursday, following the permission of the transport authorities as the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding nationwide. Vietnam Airlines Group, including Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, and VASCO, has restored nearly all its domestic routes for passengers, with some 40 flights scheduled for October 21 to 30, a representative of the group has said. The number of restored routes is equivalent to that operated by the group before the pandemic’s latest wave, which hit the country in late April. The group expects to launch more than 90 passenger flights per day from Thursday and raise the number to some 120 from the end of October. Bamboo Airways has also announced the reopening of all its local routes, with 17 return services between Hanoi and other localities and 15 others linking Ho Chi Minh City with other destinations. The airline will additionally launch other flights for … [Read more...] about Vietnam reopens all local flight routes as COVID-19 eases
Domestic robusta prices in Vietnam were steady this week on both thin supply and buying demand, with traders keeping close eyes on the weather and COVID-19 prevention policies ahead of the main harvest season next month. Farmers in the Central Highlands, Vietnam's largest coffee-growing area, sold coffee at 39,400-41,800 dong ($1.73-$1.84) per kg, little changed from last week's 39,700-42,000 dong range. "The weather has been favourable recently with a mix of rainy and sunny days, which is actually a boost to the coffee beans to ripe faster and better," said a trader based in Dak Lak province. "But it's storm season now, if it rains next month, bean's quality will be severely hurt," the trader added. Apart from weather condition, traders also are concerned that newly detected COVID-19 clusters in Dak Lak and neighbouring Gia Lai province may trigger travel restrictions and hinder cherry picking and trading activities amid new beans are due to come next month. London ICE … [Read more...] about Asia Coffee-Vietnam prices steady, traders eye weather ahead of harvest
The Ministry of Health announced 3,636 more COVID-19 patients in Vietnam on Thursday, together with 1,541 recoveries and 71 fatalities. The latest cases, including 18 imported and 3,618 local infections, were found in 50 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 1,649 patients were detected in the community. Ho Chi Minh City reported 1,255 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 483, Dong Nai Province 390, Tay Ninh Province 185, An Giang Province 174, Soc Trang Province 109, Bac Lieu Province 102, Binh Thuan Province 78, Khanh Hoa Province 40, Can Tho City 23, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 18, and Hanoi nine. Vietnam had documented 3,635 locally-acquired infections on Wednesday. The country has recorded 872,811 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27. Ho Chi Minh City leads the table with 422,201 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 227,328, Dong Nai Province with … [Read more...] about Vietnam health ministry records 3,636 new coronavirus cases
The Government issued Resolution 127 after its September regular meeting, which says that offline teaching will resume in areas that have controlled Covid-19 and can ensure safety from October 2021. Localities are now gearing up to prepare to receive students, including HCM City, the major epicenter of the fourth pandemic wave. Nguyen Tang Vu from the HCM City High School for the Gifted believes that as students return to school, online teaching will stop but not completely. Vu said students have adapted well to online teaching. His students study seriously and effectively, always fulfilling exercises. However, he found some problems in online teaching. “I found that many students have to study online with devices with small screens, such as smartphones and tablets. As students have busy schedules, they will bear negative impact if having to look at small screen for too long,” he said. The other problem is online exams. No one can say for sure if students cheat during … [Read more...] about Will online teaching end its mission when schools reopen?
Many fees and taxes will be waived for businesses and people affected by the pandemic in the remainder of the year. Taxpayers with revenue in 2021 of less than VND200 billion (US$8.8 million) and lower than the figure recorded in 2019 would be subject to a 30% cut in corporate income tax. Production at Tam Hop Company in Soc Son District, Hanoi. Photo: Viet Linh The decision was revealed in the latest resolution signed off by the Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue on measures to support businesses and people affected by the pandemic. The NA also decided to waive personal income tax, value-added tax, and other expenses payable by business households and individuals in the third and fourth quarters at localities facing the Covid-19 outbreaks in 2021. “The move is not applicable to revenue generated from providing software and online services, including online games, music, or advertisement,” it added. Meanwhile, the Government is set to … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s National Assembly cuts taxes and fees for businesses