The Tràng An ecotourism site, part of the Tràng An Landscape Complex in the northern province of Ninh Bình, attracted a large number of visitors to its official reopening on February 2 after a long hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Site management said the safety of all boats and the health of all staff and sailors had been examined prior to reopening. Police and security guards have also been arranged throughout the site to ensure security, order and road safety, Vietnam News Agency reported.
It added that visitors are regularly reminded to comply with anti-pandemic rules, especially the 5K principle (khẩu trang – wear face masks, khử khuẩn – disinfection, khoảng cách – keep your distance, khai báo – make a health declaration and không tụ tập – no gatherings), via megaphones, leaflets and posters.
The ecotourism is open every day from 07:00 to 17:00. According to the Vietnam News Agency, the Tràng An Landscape Complex was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site in June 2014.
Or wait until sunset for the striking views. @ Shutterstock/Thampitakkull Jakkree
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has supported the travel industry by proposing that tourism be fully resumed from March 31 instead of early May.
“If the country is slow to reopen, it would lose its chance of attracting foreign tourists as many regional countries have already restarted their international tourism,” local media quoted the ministry’s notes as saying.
Eleven airlines and travel agents last week petitioned the government to announce the timeline for fully reopening the country to foreign tourists by early February.
With the borders closed, foreign arrivals dropped 96 percent last year, and the effects on the hospitality industry and tourism were predictable.
In November, the government began admitting foreign tourists under a vaccine passport program. So far, 8,500 foreign arrivals have been welcomed under the program with various predefined conditions and restrictions, half of which are Vietnamese abroad who come to visit their relatives, the Local media reported.