Quang Ninh remains a safe destination for tourists. (Photo: congthuong.vn)

The complex development of Covid-19 has been seen as a challenge for Quang Ninh province, especially as it borders China and often receives a great number of Chinese tourists. While in 2019, the province welcomed over 14 million tourists, including over 5.7 international arrivals, earning revenue of over VND29 trillion, in 2020, the target of welcoming 15.5 million tourists, including 6.5 million international visitors, is not likely to be obtained. 

Therefore, long-term solutions have been worked out. In a recent meeting, Nguyen Xuan Ky, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council, sent a strong message that Quang Ninh province is still a safe, friendly and attractive destination for domestic and international visitors. “With specific actions, Quang Ninh pledges to create favourable conditions for tourism agencies to operate stably, even in the face of major challenges such as epidemics,” he said. 

Together with disease prevention measures, Quang Ninh is now welcoming tourists from non-infected areas with strict health inspection regulations. In the near future, it will support the training of tourist staff, ensure the quality of tourism services, promote the advantage of smart city, and expand new tourism products. 

So far, Quang Ninh province has not reported any cases of Covid-19. Earlier, 153 cases being monitored tested negative for the virus. At present, 451 cases are isolated for monitoring inside and outside medical foundations./.

Compiled by BTA