Covid-19 situation August 2021 in Vietnam

Phu Quoc United Center

Covid-19 Situation

From 27/4/2021, Vietnam has faced the fourth wave of Covid-19, bringing the total number of infected cases from 1.301 to 1.039.433 in which 870.977 people have fully recovered as of 17/11/2021. This fourth wave of Covid-19 in Vietnam is much longer and more serious than previous ones due to the presence of Delta variant which could spread two to three times faster than the original coronavirus.

The same circumstances could also be noticed in others countries in South East Asia (Chart 1). As shown in the figures, we can see the serious situations of this new variant have brought.

Flights Updated News

Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines is set to resume two routes linking Ho Chi Minh City with Sydney from July 15 to October 30 and Melbourne from July 20 to October 30.

For European destinations, the flights from Hanoi to Frankfurt of Germany are scheduled for July 25, July 28, and August 21 while those from Hanoi to London are slated for August 13 and September 2 and they will fly back on the respective following days.

From July 17 to October 30, the firm will resume the Hanoi – Tokyo (Japan) flights on every Wednesday and Saturday.

Tourism Reopening Plan

The Ministry of Transport has basically agreed to pilot plan on welcoming international tourists to Phu Quoc. Currently, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism is collecting feedback on this pilot programme, which aims at opening the island to international visitors with vaccine passports beginning in October:

  • Phase 1 (3 Months): 2,000 to 3,000 visitors per month via charter flights.
  • Phase 2 (3 Months): up to 10,000 visitors per month

A Go-to Spot in August

Cai Rang Floating market - Can Tho
(Cai Rang Floating market – Can Tho. Photo:

The Mekong Delta is a floating world made up of a vast maze of rivers and fertile, alluvial soil in southern Vietnam. Arriving to Mekong Delta, you will have a chance to dive into a complete different lifestyle with a bund of fascinating outdoor activities such as having Hu tieu My Tho for breakfast at colorful floating markets on “boat stalls”. Taking boat tour to explore natural and wild life at Tra Su flooded cajuput forest, or havesting water lilies,…

A Rising Star

Con Dao Island
(Con Dao Islands. Photo:

Con Dao has two sides of experience for visitors to explore. One aspect shows the future of the Con Dao Islands as a tropical paradise that you can swim in the clear sea, wander on white sand coasts or ride a scooter along deserted coast roads, and drink cocktails on the seafront promenade. The other side involves dolorous history of Con Dao as a brutal penal colony.

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