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Vietnam

Vietnam

Agreement with Japan for short-term business travel from 1 Nov.
Lockdown Status
Open
Inbound Travel
Partial
Outbound Travel
Partial
Confirmed
1,168
Deaths
35
Active
76
5 Day Rolling Ave
+5
Source: John Hopkins University via COVID19 API (2020-10-26)

Latest Travel Industry News

Policy Summary

Lockdown Status

Businesses, including non-essential ones, reopened. Schools are opened. Face masks should be worn in public places.

Travel Restrictions

Tourists will not be permitted to enter Vietnam. Selected international flights reopened from 15 Sep to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Experts, business managers or highly skilled workers can enter with relevant permissions. Domestic flights are permitted.

Containment Policies Timeline

How to read this graph
International Travel Restrictions
  • 0 - no restrictions
  • 1 - screening arrivals
  • 2 - quarantine arrivals from some or all regions
  • 3 - ban arrivals from some regions
  • 4 - ban on all regions or total border closure
Internal Movement Restrictions
  • 0 - no restrictions
  • 1 - recommend not to travel between regions/cities
  • 2 - internal movement restrictions in place
Stay At Home Requirements
  • 0 - no measures
  • 1 - recommend not leaving house
  • 2 - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' trips
  • 3 - require not leaving house with minimal exceptions (eg allowed to leave once a week, or only one person can leave at a time, etc)
School Closures
  • 0 - no measures
  • 1 - recommend closing
  • 2 - require closing (only some levels or categories, eg just high school, or just public schools)
  • 3 - require closing all levels

Economy Summary

Fiscal support for the tourism industry

Circular 35/2020/TT-BTC (14 May):

  • License fees for international and domestic firms reduced by 50% from 6 May to year end

  • Fee for tour guide card reduced to $4 USD from $14 USD

Decree 41 (8 Apr):

  • Delaying of VAT and Corporate Income Tax payments and land rental fees by 5 months

  • Land rent fees delayed by 5 months for those who lease from the government

GDP Growth Rate

% per year
7.1

2018
7.0

2019
4.1

2020
forecast
6.8

2021
forecast

Inflation Rate

% per year
3.5

2018
2.8

2019
3.0

2020
forecast
3.5

2021
forecast
Source: Asian Development Bank. Asian Development Outlook (April 2020).

Consumer Trends Summary

Google Consumer Survey (May 2020):

  • 14% of Vietnamese would plan for their next domestic trip in the next 3 months; 11% in 3-6 months, 21% in 6-9 months, 14% in 9-12 months and 34% in more than a year from now

  • 29% of Vietnamese would consider a 25% discount on standard fares a motivator to book a hotel in the next 3 months

  • 33% of Vietnamese would consider 25% discount on standard fares a motivator to book a flight in the next 3 months

  • 35% of Vietnamese would travel anywhere in the region if they were to travel in the next 3 months, whilst 24% would travel domestically in nearby cities

Consumer Sentiment

Tourism Arrivals Summary

International Tourism Arrivals

YoY % change
32.8

Jan

-21.8
Feb

-68.1
Mar

-98.0
Apr

-98.0
May

-99.3
Jun

-98.9
Jul

-98.9
Aug

-99.0
Sep

Oct

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