Russian visitors book winter tours to Vietnam.
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Travel companies revealed tens of thousands of Russians have booked tours to Khanh Hoa for their winter holiday as Vietnam prepares to welcome back foreign visitors.
Khanh Hoa, home to famous beach resort towns Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, is one of five localities allowed to welcome fully immunized foreign tourists starting November along with Kien Giang, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh as part of the country’s roadmap to gradually resume international tourism.
A representative of Khanh Hoa-based travel company Anex Vietnam said it has worked with partners like Russia’s largest charter airline Azur Air and tour operator Anex Tour Russia to prepare to bring Russian tourists back to Khanh Hoa.
The anonymous representative said dozens of thousands of Russians have already booked tours to Khanh Hoa this winter through the company.
The agency is expected to welcome approximately 6,000 Russian tourists a month during the first three months of a trial program, with the figure forecast to increase to 12,000 per month later.
During the pilot phase from three to five months, the company would focus on tourists with a vaccine passport from Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok, who are all required to book a tour package.
The tourists would arrive in Khanh Hoa on charter flights to stay at least seven nights at a designated resort on Long Beach in Cam Lam District, around 10 kilometers from Nha Trang. During this period, they would only be allowed to visit limited areas inside the resort with restricted movement, according to VNExpress.