Vietnam greets over 3.8 million foreign tourists in 2020

Generally, foreigner arrivals to the country in 2020 reached an estimated more than 3.83 million, a year-on-year decrease of 78.7%.

The number of tourists to Vietnam from all continents saw reductions; those of all types like air, road and waterway arrivals also decreased. 

Of this, arrivals by air reached nearly 3.1 million, accounting for 80.3% of the total, down 78.6%; by road, 609,400 arrivals, accounting for 15.9%, down 81.9%; and by sea, 144,700 arrivals, accounting for 3.8%, down 45.2%.

Visitors from Asia numbered more than 2.81 million, accounting for 73.3% of the total, down 80.4% against last year; visitors from Europe reached 671,900, down 69%; visitors from the Americas were 236,500, down 75.7%; visitors from Australia hit 102,800 arrivals, down 76.2%; and arrivals from Africa were 12,500, down 73.9%.

In general, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has been complicated in the world but has been well controlled domestically, so trade and consumer services still achieved high growth in the last months of the year.

Domestic transport activities are gradually recovering, but overseas transportation and tourism still face many difficulties./.