Hoi An ancient quarters suspend serving visitors due to COVID-19
- Thursday, March 12, 2020
Hoi An city, a world heritage site, in the central province of Quang Nam will stop selling tickets for tours of its ancient and pedestrian streets starting from March 12 in an effort to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 from spreading.
A Hoi An street
The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) said on February 25 that it has asked travel firms to stop receiving tourists from countries hit by COVID-19 in the face of new complicated development of the disease in the Republic of Korea and Japan.
Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has launched a series of five direct routes connecting Vietnam’s major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang with India’s New Delhi and Mumbai.
Mu Cang Chai district has been renowned for colourful mountainous villages that encircled by fields of towering rice terraces with emerald stairways that seem to ascend to the heaven.
Last year, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai welcomed a record high of over 700,000 visitors, including about 150,000 foreigners. The province earned more than 420 billion VND in revenue from tourism thanks to a greater diversity of tourism services and products that have met visitors’ rising demand.