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How to travel to Vietnam? Is it safe in 2021?

Due to new disorders of COVID-19 in the world and the emergence of new strains of coronavirus, Vietnam ceased all international commercial flights in early January 2021. According to the authorities, exceptions are made only for repatriation flights and special flights approved by the Ministry of Health, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Defense, and Ministry of Transport of the country. In any case, everyone arriving in Vietnam from abroad is required to go through 14 days of self-isolation.

The suspension of international flights has been officially announced until the end of the holidays associated with the Vietnamese New Year of Tet (February 10-16). According to the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam, after that the possibility of resuming international flights will be “studied”, but the restrictions will remain.

As an argument for tough restrictions on the entry of international tourists, the Vietnamese government calls a successful fight against COVID-19: as of January 16, only 1,537 cases of infection and 35 deaths were registered in the country, and no new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the last 44 days.

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About Vietnam 

We hope soon the doors of Vietnam will open to tourists. And that’s why there is more useful information for potential travelers to read. There are many fascinating things for a tourist in Vietnam. For fans of sightseeing holidays, this is a treasure trove of surprises: ancient cities and temples, mountains, jungles, and amusement parks. Plus delicious coffee, fresh seafood, and an abundance of fruit all year round. Affordable prices are a huge plus. A righteous way to save money on vacation in Vietnam in 2021 is to go in the off-season or early summer.

Vietnamese are very positive people, friendly, and inclined to negotiate. The Vietnamese are well-mannered people and will not force themselves with visible manifestations of sympathy.

According to travelers’ reviews for 2020, not everything is so pleasing – there are shortcomings in Vietnam: the service is still ambiguous and not good in all places. Some are bothered by the sheer number of bikes on the streets. The Vietnamese transportation insane loads on them, from furniture to a bunch of live pigs, while the drivers do not consider it necessary to give way to a pedestrian. Unaccustomed to crossing the road, it is scary, and a poor tourist has to wait for crowds of people to run over, or directly ask for help from local law enforcement officers.

Reviews of entertainment and excursions in Vietnam

The best time for a beach and sightseeing holiday in Vietnam is the dry season. The route of trips depends on the chosen place for rest: from Mui Ne it is convenient to visit the Red Canyon, Ho Chi Minh City, and Dalat with its temple complex and flower garden. From Nha Trang – Cham Towers, Lovers’ Cape, Long Son Pagoda, Yang Bay Waterfall, Dalat, Halong Bay, and the northern islands. Tours start from 5 euros. Dalat, temples, islands – 20-25 euros, a trip to Halong Bay – 225 euros.

You can ride elephants or play golf (10 euros), go kitesurfing, fishing, snorkeling, or diving. So, a 40-minute dive in Fukuoka costs 60 euros. Snorkeling is 4-5 times cheaper. To visit the spa – from 10 to 12 euros. To go to a trendy nightclub in Nha Trang – 10 euros.

As for excursions in Nha Trang, not everything is worth taking – some are much cheaper and more interesting to visit on their own if you know how to ride a bike. We are not in favor of group visits to attractions because it is often costly and not enjoyable. For example, we recommend visiting Yang Bay Eco Park and Winperl amusement island, Po Nagar Towers, Long Son Pagoda, Cathedral, Ba Ho Falls. And mud and mineral baths on your own – in general, something that you can get to on your own. But tours to the northern and southern islands are best bought from a tour operator. Travelers are advised to choose an English-speaking guide as it is much more affordable.

If we talk about prices, they are quite affordable – perhaps a little more expensive in Fukuoka. You can dine together in a cafe for 4-5 euros, in a restaurant – 17 euros. Fruits are cheap – and can be bought for 1-2 euros per kilogram. If you are fond of trying all tropical fruits, we recommend checking out the fruit guide for descriptions, prices, and names in Vietnamese.

Reviews of tourists about the beaches of Vietnam

The shores in Vietnam are sandy, with white or yellow sand. The white sand beaches of Phu Quoc Island, the most famous of which are Long Beach and Bai Sao, are also considered the best. The beaches in Halong Bay are inferior to them in their characteristics. Despite the stunning landscapes around, the sand here is imported, and the water is not so crystal clear.

Another famous resort that has earned the recognition of tourists precisely because of its beaches is Mui Ne. A long sandy strip of beaches stretches between the village of Mui Ne and Phan Thiet – Mui Ne Beach. This beach is adored by both families and those who practice water sports.

In Nha Trang, the city beaches are clean, well-groomed, well-equipped, and crowded. There are cafes and merchants on the beach. True, the entrance to the water is not good everywhere. In some places, small pebbles come across. According to reviews of vacationers in 2020, the beaches of Nha Trang are not suitable for children – the depth usually starts close to the coast. At the beginning of winter, the water in the sea is muddy and hectic due to storms, so it is better to come for swimming in spring or summer.

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