When the COVID-19 hit the world, it became more than a simple flu, but became a horrible pandemic that reached almost every nation of the world.
COVID-19 is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. Many people lost their lives from COVID-19, but in one country in Asia, the coronavirus was handled quite well. That country was Vietnam.
Although sharing a border with China, and having a population of 97 million people, Vietnam has been much less affected than many other countries in the world.
On April 22, while many countries were heading deep into isolation and closing stages, Vietnam was actually lifting its social isolation measures. The country has reported 349 cases of COVID-19 as of June 20, 2020, and no deaths.
Vietnam was able to accomplish this by using aggressive contact tracing, testing, mass quarantining, timeliness, and the efficient mobilization of state agencies.
This is why you should visit Vietnam in post-COVID-19 times.
Vietnam contained COVID from the beginning
Vietnam managed to contain COVID-19. Although businesses have suffered, especially in the tourism industry, the government has taken care of its citizens.
Since Vietnam was able to contain COVI-19, this means the economy did not crash, and Vietnamese citizens have not become desperate. Crime has not risen at all, and many industries are thriving.
Set to issue e-visas starting July 1, 2020
According to global visa information, a Vietnamese government resolution has now been passed to resume issuing e-visas. These will be open to citizens of 80 countries and will begin July 1, 2020.
This means if you have been dying to get out of your home country, now is the time to do so in a beautiful and exciting country!
World Heritage Sites
Vietnam is filled with top-listed World Heritage Sites such as:
● Ha Long Bay
● Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park
● Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
● Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
● Complex of Hué Monuments
● Hoi An Ancient Town
● My Son Sanctuary
● Trang An Landscape Complex
Vietnam holds over 1500 islands and islets in Ha Long Bay alone, while Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park holds beautiful and large areas of forest habitat.
When visiting Sapa you will see gorgeous rice terraces and misty weather, while Hoi AN holds a lot of historical and cultural buildings to take you back into time.
Some of the best highlights of Vietnam is the friendliness and hospitality of the Vietnamese people. From the North to South you will bee warmly welcomed.
From the ethnic minority people in Sapa to the locals in Hue. People in Hoi An are known as honest, while local farmers in the Mekong Delta will welcome you with smiles.
Whichever style you enjoy traveling in, there is a place for every budget in Vietnam. Budget travels can enjoy hostel or backpacking, while midrange travelers will find quality hotels or guesthouses for under $30 per night. If you choose to stay in luxury you can find incredible resorts and hotel rooms for under $100 per night.
Step outside your hotel and visit one of the many clean street food stalls or restaurants. With prices as low as $.10-$1.00 per meal, everyone can afford Vietnam. Even in the wake of COVID-19!
If you enjoy spending time on white-sand beaches with crystal blue water, then come to Vietnam. What better way to enjoy time in a Coronavirus-free country?
Visit the beaches of Da Nang, Nha Trang or Mui Ne and relieve the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy water-sports such as kite-running, windsurfing, and diving.
Fewer tourists=less crowds
Out of all industries affected by COVID-19, the tourism industry in Vietnam has been the most affected. Tourism is reported to have dropped 98 percent due to, essentially, no international arrivals since March 25.
With the opening of the e-visa system and borders, you can be one of the first tourists to come to Vietnam. Some of the best weather is during the high season of September to November.
This will allow you to experience some of the best seasons in Vietnam without the crowds!
Prices are lower
With fewer tourists come cheaper prices. After COVID-19 you will be able to afford even more in Vietnam due to the lack of tourists!
Vietnamese food is incredible
The food in Vietnam is one reason to visit alone. The dishes are beautiful, tasty, and complex. In the North, the dishes focus on beautiful colors, the Five Elements of life, as well as Yin and Yang. In the South, the food has oriental and western flavors combined.
By discovering the cuisine of each region, you can eat your way through a country, and use more than just your eyes to experience it!
Vietnam holds a rich culture and history with proof of more than 4,000 years of civilization. 54 ethnic groups call Vietnam their home, making it an incredibly diverse country.
After thousands of years of war and 100s of years of colonization, Vietnam still retains its customs and traditions. Almost every day there are indigenous festivals that can be extremely fun to be apart of and experience.
Plenty of outdoor activities
COVID-19 has kept many people inside, which might mean you will enjoy spending time outside instead! Vietnam offers many enjoyable outdoor activities in beautiful areas such as:
● Can Gio Mangrove Forest
● Cat Tien national park
● Cycling in Mekong Delta
● Kayakking in Cat Ba island
● Ha Giang, including photography tour in Hoang Su Phi, motorbiking in Dong Van karst plateau
● Hiking in Pu Luong national reserve
● Boat trip in Ninh Binh
● Trekking in Sapa
During a pandemic, inside is safest when visiting a city. If you are still a bit shy of large groups and crowded place then avoid them! You can avoid crowds and cities of any kind if you head to the wilderness or villages of Vietnam!
Now is the time
When boarders open July 1, 2020, Vietnam will still be one of the safest places in the world. The culture will be waiting, and it will be the best time to visit this amazing country.
From the beautiful wilderness, kind local people, exciting views, affordable luxury, and plenty of adventure. Come find out for yourself why you should travel to Vietnam post-COVID-19.