This is the first activity to mark Can Gio’s readiness for the "new normal" situation and a positive sign for the city.

Medical staff and people working on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic joined a tour in Can Gio. (Photo:

The “special” tourists participated in 2 self-contained tours, including Chien Sac Forest, Phuong Nam Pearl Tourist Area, Vam Sat Eco-tourism Area, and Dan Xay Tourist Area, combined with a gratitude ceremony.

Doctor Dang Quang Tuan, Head of Tuyen Quang 2 Doctors Group, shared: “I have been working in the city for 3 weeks. This is a precious time to rest and regain health and spirit to continue fighting against the pandemic.”

Pham Huy Binh, Chairman of the Board of Members of Saigontourist Group, said that all tourists, guides, drivers and logistics organizations at all destinations have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. They always comply with the 5K requirements as recommended by the Ministry of Health.

“After the gratitude tour, Saigontourist Group will continue operating the Can Gio tour and other tours at other safe destinations for tourists, provided that they comply with safety measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the roadmap of the city’s three-stage tourism recovery plan,” Binh added.

Nguyen Thi Le, Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the People's Council of Ho Chi Minh City, said that the tours are a way to express thanks to the frontline forces, while strengthening people's confidence in the COVID-19 prevention and control./.