Tourist resorts tighten COVID-19 measures ahead of long public holiday
Update: Apr 29, 2021
Major tourism sites nationwide have put additional novel coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures in place in the buildup to the four-day public holiday, starting on April 30 amid the increasingly complex nature of the pandemic in neighbouring countries.
Visitors abide by wearing face masks at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi
This move has seen localities boost epidemic prevention measures in an effort to ensure safety for both residents and tourists during the long break. People are required to fully abide by the Ministry of Health’s 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration).
The Hanoi People's Committee has requested that the cultural, sport, and tourism agencies ans local administrations devise plans to tighten control of cultural and relic sites, cinemas, museums, and festivals in order to nip in a bud a possible coronavirus outbreak in the community.
Nguyen Van Phuc, deputy director of the Thua Thien-Hue Tourism Department in central Vietnam, revealed that his agency has informed travel firms, especially hotels and restaurants in the region, to strengthen the deployment of epidemic prevention regulations. This should be done whilst sending inspection teams to provide further guidance to local firms.
Trinh Hang, director of the Ba Ria Vung Tau Department of Tourism in southern Vietnam, noted that the locality has not prohibited tourism activities, but has instead tried to swiftly deploy the 5K message alongside other anti-epidemic measures under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, Bui The Nhan, director of the Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the province has asked tourist destinations and accommodation establishments to enforce a strict policy of guests wearing face masks, and to conduct mandatory medical declaration for visitors.