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Holiday Travel in Vietnam during COVID-19

Are you feeling a sense of travel? Do you miss those old trips to Vietnam? Real travelers should not miss the following information about the ideal destinations for holiday travel in Vietnam during COVID-19.

Vietnam Travel Restrictions

As of March 15th, 2022, Vietnam has lifted all travel restrictions. Tourists can enter Vietnam without having to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or related medical records. All travel and entertainment activities have resumed normalcy. It is still advisable, however, to keep yourself and your travel companion healthy throughout the trip. Other than that, travelers only need to obtain a Vietnam visa upon entering the country.

You might still see locals wearing masks, but it is only out of their habit of protecting themselves from dust and sunlight. Moreover, Vietnam is a safe country to travel to after the pandemic, as almost 90% of the population is vaccinated against the virus.

Destinations for Holiday Travel in Vietnam during COVID-19

Phu Quoc

The best time to visit Phu Quoc is from November to April, the dry season.

Places to visit: Phu Quoc National Park, Vinpearl Land Amusement Park, Phu Quoc Prison, Dinh Cau Rock (Cau Temple), Suoi Tranh waterfall,…

Things to do: You can take photos at Dinh Cau Rock – an odd-shaped natural formation in Phu Quoc Island, picnic, jungle trek, camp at Suoi Tranh Waterfall, watch mermaid and musical shows in Vinpearl Land Amusement Park.

Phu Quoc specialties: Don’t miss any Phu Quoc specialties below during your stay at Phu Quoc:

  • Phu Quoc citrus-cured sardine salad
  • Phu Quoc Ham Ninh crabs
  • The special and ique dish Bun Ken

As a foreigner, you may find it rather strange to taste the fish sauce for the first time. However, you may want to try to bring home the fish sauce in Phu Quoc. You can also buy Sim Wine (Rose Myrtle wine) as a souvenir.

See more on your First Time at Phu Quoc Island

Nha Trang

Nha Trang is the perfect spots for outdoor activities in Vietnam. With verdant green hills facing crystal blue beaches, you can expect to spend lots of time under Nha Trang’s sun.

Vinpearl Nha Trang

Places to visit: You can travel to Vinpearl Land Nha Trang, Ponagar Tower, Yen Island, Binh Ba Island

Things to do: You can try paragliding, water scooter, coral diving, kayaking, banana boating, and many more exciting activities at the beach.

Nha Trang specialties:

  • Grilled fish noodle soup
  • Fish cake noodle soup
  • Nha Trang baked rolls

Mango rice paper, fresh and dried seafood, and nests of salanganes are great souvenirs. Local fine art handicrafts, pottery, handmade bracelets, and necklaces are found in markets and souvenir stores.

See more at Nha Trang Travel Guide

Da Nang

Da Nang is a great destination with many sublime sights and sensational scenery, especially for your Holiday Travel in Vietnam during COVID-19. However, for calm and warm weather, the best time to visit is from March to May and September to October.

Places to visit: Golden Hand Bridge, Dragon Bridge, Sun World Da Nang, Marble Mountains, the Hai Van Pass, Son Tra peninsula, Love Lock Bridge Da Nang, or My Son Sanctuary – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sun World Da Nang

Things to do: Take photos in 3D Museum Art in Paradise Da Nang and Upside Down World Da Nang, or go to Ba Na Hills – a French Village fantasyland. You can also take a day trip to Hoi An and Hue.

Da Nang specialties:

  • Sliced pork rolled with rice paper
  • Da Nang Quang Style noodles
  • Steamed rice paper rolls with squid cakes
  • Beef-dumpling
Steamed rice paper rolls with squid cakes served with a flavorful bowl of fish sauce

You can buy edible souvenirs such as fried dried cuttle with tamarind, sesame-dried cake, and Ba Lieu Da Nang beef rolls. Paintings and fine arts, such as hand embroidery, are something from Da Nang that you can buy to decorate your room.

See more for the First time in Da Nang for the full travel guide

Hoi An

The best time to visit this Ancient Town is from February to July, with plenty of sunshine and pleasant weather.

Places to visit: Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son – an imperial city during the Cham dynasty between the 4th and 12th centuries, Cham Islands, or An Bang Beach – 7km outside the Ancient Town.

Things to do: Hoi An is known for its tailors, and it’s worth spending a few hours seeing some boutiques in town. Try the freshly-pressed juice and avocado toast at Rosie’s Café, or caramel coffee at Le Fe. You may want to experience Hoi An’s multi-layered past at the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, or Tan Ky House.

Cao Lau

Hoi An specialties:

  • Cao Lau – a combination of udon-like rice noodles and pork
  • Chinese barbecued pork slices, beansprouts, croutons, and fresh herbs
  • Vietnamese Turmeric Noodles
  • White rose dumplings

Beautiful paintings, Hoi An Calligraphy, Bamboo root sculptures, or Ao Dai are something you can buy from Hoi An Ancient Town as souvenirs for your family and friends.

See more at What to do in Hoi An Travel Guide

Ha Long Bay

Hordes of tourists will come to Ha Long Bay through December and from January to April since it offers delightful weather and a low chance of rain.

Places to visit: Cat Ba Island – Ha Long Bay’s largest island; Bai Tu Long Bay – right next to Halong Bay, Cong Do Island, Sun World Ha Long Park, or Ti Top Beach.

When you return from Sun World Ha Long in a cable car, you will see the color-changing Bai Chay Bridge at night. Using an environmentally friendly LED lighting solution, the bridge highlights the surrounding scenery and the bridge’s architecture itself.

Things to do: paddling out in a kayak – navigate your way around Ha Long’s gorgeous seascape, clambering into a cave, rock climbing, or exploring a floating village – home to many fishing communities, snorkeling and diving near Cong Do Island.

If you paddle out in a kayak, you can see many natural strange-looking rock shapes such as Kissing Rock (Chicken rock), Frog, or Con Coc Rock – a great way to spend a fun-filled Holiday Travel in Vietnam during COVID-19.

Ha Long specialties:

  • Grilled chopped squid
  • Horseshoe crab
  • Drunken prawn and lobster
  • Fresh oysters

Some unique souvenirs you can keep are fine handicraft coal statues, pearls – Pearl Farm in Ha Long Bay, or Vietnamese rice grain painting.

See more at the First Time in Ha Long

Our Final Thoughts on Holiday Travel in Vietnam during COVID-19

Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Da Nang, and Halong Bay are must-see destinations for their spectacular scenery. After COVID-19, these locations may have undergone significant alterations. All you need to do is to pack your suitcase, head out there, and explore these fantastic places!

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