International arrivals jump, VN among most-searched destinations

The latest update from the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed that international arrivals to Việt Nam reached 172,900, representing a rise of 70.6 per cent over the previous month.

For the January-May period, Việt Nam received a total of 365,300 international arrivals, 4.5 times higher than the same period last year but 95 per cent lower than the same period of 2019, when COVID-19 restrictions were not in place.

Việt Nam saw a whopping rise in the number of international arrivals since the country reopened tourism in mid-March with the resumption of international flights. The SEA Games 31 also helped attracted a large number of foreigners to Việt Nam, according to GSO.

The GSO’s statistics showed that international arrivals to Việt Nam in May saw the highest increases from Australia and America, by 2,918 per cent and 2,192 per cent respectively, to 17,806 and 49,675. Arrivals from Europe were up 975 per cent to 65,253.

International visitors mainly came by air, accounting for around 87.8 per cent, 6.3 times higher than the same period last year.

Việt Nam temporarily removed the need for health declarations from late April and suspended COVID-19 test requirements for passengers entering Việt Nam from May 15, to attract foreign tourists in the peak international tourist season.

Posted on: 06/01/2022

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