Since November 2021, Vietnam has successfully launched a pilot plan to reopen international tourism to 5 localities, namely Phu Quoc (in Kien Giang), Khanh Hoa, Da Nang, Quang Nam, and Quang Ninh after nearly 2 years of Covid-19 pandemic time lapse. During phase 1 of the pilot plan, from November 2021 to the end of 2021, Vietnam has attracted over 3,000 international tourist arrivals. It is considered a fresh step in the recovery efforts of Vietnam tourism.
In 2022, the Vietnam tourism industry will put all the effort into restarting tourism activities in the spirit of ‘safe and flexible adaptation’. The tourism industry is focusing on promoting the ‘Live Fully in Vietnam’ communication campaign to attract returning international tourists, aiming to fully open up to international tourism soon.
The Golden Bridge in the central city of Da Nang has outclassed 11 other foreign nominations, winning the world's leading iconic tourist bridge category at the 2021 World Travel Awards.