Top 10 Best Places in Vietnam

With its dizzying metropolises, blissful islands and immense national parks (not to mention a legendary cuisine!), Vietnam tops many travelers’ bucket lists. The highlights of the country are innumerable, but there are some spots that simply can’t be skipped. Here’s our list of the top places to visit in Vietnam.

10 best places to visit in Vietnam

• Halong Bay

• Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

• Ho Chi Minh City

• Phu Quoc

• Hanoi

• Hoi An

• Ba Be National Park

• Nha Trang

• Hue

• Ha Giang

Detailed Tourist Information

Foreigners remain banned from entering Vietnam, except foreign experts, investors, managers, skilled workers, and resident diplomats, among others.

While short-term trips to Vietnam for leisure purposes remain banned, officials have started to reissue electronic visas to foreign nationals from 80 locations, including Australia, mainland China, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, the UK, and the US.

Inbound commercial flights remain suspended until further notice. Chartered flights may operate on a case-by-case basis to transport Vietnamese citizens and foreign nationals who are allowed to enter the country. However, authorities have banned flights from South Africa and the UK, due to new COVID-19 variants from the two countries.

Lockdown Details

Authorities in multiple areas, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have ordered the closure of several classes of nonessential businesses, including street food stalls, bars, and theatres.

Officials in multiple areas, including Hanoi, have suspended in-person classes in schools.

Similar business and gathering controls are active in other areas with recent COVID-19 cases, including the provinces of Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Yen Bai, and Vinh Phuc.

In various locations, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, people have to wear facemasks when in public. Precautions in tourism sites typically require visitors and workers to wear facemasks. Masks are also mandatory when using public transport.

During COVID-19 there are restrictions on travel and opening hours may vary. Check the latest guidance in Vietnam before planning a trip, and always follow local health advice.

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