Foreign tourists to Vietnam on the rise

Thursday, 03/03/2022 09:03
International tourists to Vietnam in February increased by 49.6% over the previous month and 169.6% over the same period last year, thanks to the country’s pilot program of welcoming international tourists and numerous restored international routes.

Foreign tourists to Vietnam in February rose nearly 170% compared to the same period last year. (Photo:

The country welcomed 49,200 foreign tourists in the first two months of 2022, representing a year-on-year surge of 71.7%, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The majority of international holiday-makers arrived in Vietnam by air, accounting for 87.8% of the total foreign arrivals, the office said. 

In February alone, the number of foreign visitors to Vietnam increased by 49.6% from the previous month, and 196.6% compared to the same period last year.

The tourism industry is implementing the second phase of a pilot program on welcoming international visitors, while making necessary preparations to fully open tourism activities from March 15.

In 2022, the industry strives to serve 65 million tourists, including 5 million foreign tourists, earning a revenue of about 440 trillion VND ((19.2 billion USD)./.