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Halong bay closed through end of month amid coronavirus outbreak [UPDATED OCTOBER 21]

Halong Bay and other Vietnam's attractions closed until the end of March as WHO declared Covid-19 a global pandemic.

Halong bay closed through end of month amid coronavirus outbreak [UPDATED OCTOBER 21]

The authority of Quang Ninh province has earlier announced temporary closure of Halong Bay until 26th March, 2020. In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, the local authority has ordered all sightseeing activities suspended and all relics closed. More specifically, tourist attractions including Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Yen Tu, and Co To must stop receiving visitors. The suspension will valid from 12th March 2020 until 26th March.

Updated: Halong bay reopens from 12.00hrs on May 1, 2020 after a seven-week shutdown. (More details)

All cruises, offering either day trips or overnight excursions, will be temporarily put to dock until further notice.

Meanwhile, Ninh Binh, famously named "Halong Bay on land", has also decided to close all major attractions and stopped receiving visitors from 13 March. There is not yet a known date that tourism activity can resume.

In an unprecedented move, Hanoi also temporarily closes all attractions through the end of the month and suspends all bar and karaoke business.

As of October 21, Vietnam currently reports 1.141 cases of Covid-19 with the majority of infection are imported cases (foreigners or Vietnamese returning from abroad). 1.046 have completely recovered while the rest is in stable condition. No new cases were reported in the last 47 days. The local government is closely monitoring the situation and updating its tourism policy frequently in response to any new circumstances arising worldwide.

Covid19 situation in Vietnam

TotalRecoveredActiveDeathsNew cases
1.1411.0465735No new cases in last 47 days

Data source: (18:05 21/10/2020)


Last updated: October 21, 2020

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