Photo for illustration. (Source: CPV)

Of the figure, 3.05 million arrived in Vietnam by air, while 580,000 and 140,000 entered the country via land and sea routes.

In August, the country welcomed 163,000 foreign arrivals, up 17% from the previous month but still marking a 99% reduction compared to the same period last year.

Over the past 8 months, visitors from Asia made up 73% the total number of international arrivals to Vietnam, down nearly 70% over the same period last year.

Most markets saw sharp decline in number of travelers to Vietnam, such as China (72.3%), the Republic of Korea (70.5%), Japan (67.4%), Thailand (59.2%), and Malaysia (69.5%).

However, arrivals from neighboring Cambodia increased by nearly 71%, according to the GSO.

GSO said total tourism revenue in the eight months was estimated at VND13.1 trillion, down 54.4% year on year./.