Foreign arrivals to Vietnam in March surge

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(VOVWORLD) -The number of international arrivals to Vietnam in March increased by 41.4 percent over the previous month and 2.2 times against the same period last year as Vietnam has fully reopened and many international flights have been restored, according to General Statistics Office (GSO).
In the first quarter of this year, the number of foreign tourists to the country reached nearly 91,000, a year-on-year rise of 89.1 percent. Among them, visitors arriving by air accounted for nearly 90.5 percent of the total international arrivals to Vietnam, an increase of 165.2 percent.
Foreign arrivals to Vietnam in March surge - ảnh 1Foreign tourists enjoy cuisine at Ha Noi’s Old Quarter. (Photo: VNA)
From March 15, tourism activities have been fully reopened for both international and domestic tourism, via air, road, rail, and sea routes.
The unilateral visa exemption policy for 13 countries has been restored, along with the immigration policy as before the pandemic.
Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh affirmed that the reopening of tourism activities from March 15 is a very important milestone for Vietnam's tourism industry.
National Tourism Year-Quang Nam 2022 with the theme "a green tourism destination" was officially opened at Hoi An Memory Island in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province last Saturday.