Under the plan, Quang Nam will welcome international tourists from potential markets with high safety in terms of COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control, such as Northeast Asia, Europe, the US, Middle East, and Australia, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Tourists touring Bay Mau Coconut Forest in Hoi An. (Photo: CPV)

The central province gives priority to tourists who play golf and casino, and use resort and sea services, rarely move and those enter by air via charter flights, or regular international flights when conditions permit.

International visitors must have two doses of vaccine as prescribed and have a certificate of vaccination recognized by the Ministry of Health, or have recovered from COVID-19; be tested for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before departure and certified by the competent authority of the country conducting the test with negative results; have registered to participate in the package tour program of a travel enterprise proposed by the Quang Nam People’s Committee, have a round-trip air ticket, and have a contract of health insurance and travel insurance as prescribed.

During their stay in Quang Nam, tourists must comply with regulations on measures to ensure safety against epidemics under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the provincial People’s Committee.

If the plan is approved by the Government, it will be divided into 3 phases.

In the first phase, expected from February to May 2022, Quang Nam will welcome from 2,000 to 3,000 tourists. They will visit Hoi An, My Son, Cu Lao Cham, Phu Ninh Lake, and entertainment services at 5-star resorts.

Tourists will stay at accommodation facilities permitted by the provincial People’s Committee, and eat and drink at restaurants and bars approved by the authority.

In the second phase, expected from June to September 2022, the province will welcome from 10,000 to 50,000 tourists. They will visit tourist sites and attractions, stay at accommodation establishments of the first phase and expand to accommodation establishments of 3 to 4 stars.

In the third phase, expected from October 2022, depending on the actual situation as prescribed by the Government, the locality will consider opening the door completely, or continue opening the door to welcome guests according to the appropriate route./.

BTA