Binh Thuan province eyes resumption of tourism hinh anh 1Mui Ne Beach has been deserted for more than a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. (Photo
Binh Thuan (VNS/VNA) - The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the south central province of Binh Thuan is discussing plans to reopen Mui Ne to visitors on October 20 after a months-long shutdown.

Bui The Nhan, its director, said allowing back travellers soon is imperative for saving the tourism industry.

More than 80 percent of tourist facilities in Mui Ne have been closed since February last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

But with the situation in the province now controlled, the department has been working with the Tourism Association to develop tourist safety guidelines to submit to the province People's Committee for approval to be able to reopen.

So the province needs to immediately give the second dose of vaccine to staff at hotels and resorts, Nhan said.

To start with, Mui Ne would allow in domestic tourists, including foreigners living in Vietnam, who have received two vaccine shots or had recovered from COVID-19, he added.

Nguyen Van Khoa, chairman of the association, said since COVID continues to plague many localities, allowing in tourists again requires safety criteria like mandating staff and tourists are fully vaccinated./.