Indians flocking to Vietnam post-pandemic: envoy

Indians flocking to Vietnam post-pandemic: envoy

Indian vacationers at a resort in Ha Lengthy, northern Vietnam, August 1, 2022. Photograph courtesy of Pham Sanh Chau

Vietnamese authorities are actually issuing as much as 6,000 visas a day to Indians, a 24-fold improve from pre-Covid occasions, the nation’s ambassador in New Delhi, Pham Sanh Chau, mentioned.

Earlier than the pandemic Vietnam was issuing solely round 250 visas a day, and the surge has been because of the launch of recent direct flights between the 2 international locations and big travel demand put up pandemic, he informed VnExpress Worldwide.

“Resulting from difficulties in getting visas to different locations brought on by the pandemic, Vietnam is rising as a brand new interesting vacationer vacation spot to Indians, particularly Gen Z.

“Making use of for a visa on-line is handy and simple and takes simply 2-3 days.”

Vietnamese carriers function 11 direct flights connecting Vietnam’s tourism hotspots with Indian cities within the coming time apart from eight present operational routes.

India had been one in all Vietnam’s rising tourism markets earlier than the pandemic hit, with the variety of Indian guests rising from 85,000 in 2016 to 169,000 in 2019.

Vietnam has been permitting quarantine-free entry since March 15 and likewise scrapped Covid testing necessities.