Ponagar Tower in Nha Trang welcomes guests from October 15.
 (Source: sggp.com.vn)

In the first day of opening, Ponagar tower and Hon Chong scenic spot were not really busy, with only a few mainly local visitors.

At the entrance, tourists have  body temperature checked, and show the COVID-19 green or yellow card, or negative test paper of visitor. Tourists are required to wear masks, distance themselves, and refuse people who do not ensure safety for epidemic prevention.

Mr. Nguyen Tuan Dung, Deputy Head of the Khanh Hoa Relic Management Board, said that before being put into operation, the two attractions were cleaned and disinfected, and arranged an entrance and an exit. All employees must make medical declarations and periodically give samples for COVID-19 testing. The relic management board also set up reserve areas as isolation places if necessary.

According to Mr. Dung, ticket prices for monuments and landscapes are reduced by 50%. Entrance fees to Ponagar tower monument, Hon Chong scenic spot and Hon Mun marine reserve are currently 11,000 VND.

Meanwhile, Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Thanh, Director of the Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism, said that in the near future, the tourism industry will focus on stimulating domestic tourism demand.

The province has asked the Government leader for permission to pilot international visitors with “COVID-19 vaccine passports”, and is expected to welcome guests from the Republic of Korea, Russia, Japan, Taiwan (China) and Nordic countries and North America. International visitors to the locality will follow closed programs, closely monitored by tour operators as well as state management agencies./.