Starting Monday, Russian tourists will theoretically have access to another popular country for recreation. Vietnam lifted all covid restrictions. However, in practice, since there are no direct flights, let alone charters to resorts, due to air sanctions, tourists' access to the popular beaches of Nha Trang and other resorts is very difficult and not for everyone.
The order, which was signed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Trinh, states that the country will completely abolish the requirement to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result for COVID-19 for all tourists arriving in the country. The decision “was taken against the backdrop of a decrease in the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19 both in Vietnam and around the world.”
Recall that until this date, entry into Vietnam was not easy: a PCR test was required from a tourist submitted within 72 hours prior to entry, or a negative rapid test for coronavirus antigens not earlier than 24 hours prior to entry. Moreover, certificates were not needed only for children under two years old.
“Many countries are taking steps to ease coronavirus restrictions, including no testing prior to entry,” the Vietnamese government said in a statement. Despite the fact that the main competitors of the country in Southeast Asia – primarily Thailand (read the details at the link) – are also lifting restrictions, it is important for the country not to fall behind in the fight for tourists. Although Russian tourists, once among the leaders in both countries, are clearly deprived of the opportunity to participate in the race.
Direct flights to Vietnam have not been restored due to air sanctions. As a result, you can get to Vietnam only with several transfers – routes, for example, through Dubai, Doha and Hanoi, spending from 15 hours to 1.5 days of flight on this road and about 90 thousand rubles – this is the starting price. What, after all, is an adventure for an amateur – it is easier to get even to “sub-sanctioned” Europe, which also removes anti-pandemic barriers. Read the details here.
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