Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19
Vietnam’s tourism attractions and heritage sites remain open to the public. With the exception of a small handful of cities that have registered infections, Vietnam’s destinations remain virus-free and are safe to visit. Travellers can still take tours of Ha Long Bay and Hoi An Ancient Town, and public attractions such as museums remain open to visitors.
A number of festivals and events in Vietnam have been cancelled or postponed in alignment with the government’s directive to avoid public gatherings. Among the cancelled festivals this year are Yen Tu Festival in Quang Ninh, Tam Chuc Festival in Ha Nam, Tran Temple Festival in Nam Dinh and the Huyen Tran Festival in Hue. Activities for Visit Vietnam Year 2020 in Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu have been postponed to a more appropriate time.
Organizers have also announced that several tourism and sporting events will be postponed or cancelled:
- Huế Festival 2020 – Postponed until August 28, 2020
- Da Lat Sufferfest – Postponed until further notice
- Quang Binh Marathon – Postponed until further notice
- Techcombank Ha Noi Marathon – Postponed until further notice
- Sunrise Sprint – Postponed to May 3, 2020
- Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2020 – Cancelled
- Vietnam’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi as planned on April 5th 2020.
Pedestrian and walking zones in Hue and Hanoi — common gathering places for locals and tourists — will be closed until the situation improves.
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