PM directs building roadmap to welcoming foreign visitors hinh anh 1In Hoi An ancient city (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – The Government Office has issued a dispatch on the Prime
Minister’s directions about building a roadmap to open the door to welcome
foreign visitors in a safe, scientific and effective manner.

In the document to heads of ministry-level
and Government agencies, chairpersons of the centrally-run municipal and provincial
People’s Committees, PM Pham Minh Chinh said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign
arrivals in Vietnam dropped by 76.7 percent in 2020 and 95.9 percent in 2021,
hurting relevant sectors in the value chain such as transportation, dining,
hospitality, retail and trade, especially in key tourist areas and almost all of the key tourist localities.

As the country is safely, flexibly adapting
to and effectively controlling the pandemic while gradually re-opening its
economy, PM Chinh asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) to
partner with the ministries of health, national defence, public security,
foreign affairs, transport, information and communications; ministries,
agencies concerned and localities to promptly build a plan and roadmap in this regard.

PM directs building roadmap to welcoming foreign visitors hinh anh 2Da Nang welcomes foreign tourists (Photo: VNA)

They were assigned to hold seminars gathering
experts, scientists and managers to reach their consensus.

People’s committees of centrally-run cities
and provinces must work with the MoCST, Health Ministry and concerned agencies
to issue detailed plans for the effort, prepare for human resources and
equipment and come up with plans to cope with the pandemic and any arising
medical incidents.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam was tasked
with directing the building and implementation of the roadmap./.