Covid-19 deals heavy blow to Vietnam’s inbound tourism in Jan-Oct
About 3.8 million international guests entered Vietnam in the first ten months of 2020 down 73.8% from a year earlier, as the country keeps banning foreign entry to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They were mainly expats, diplomats, business executives and highly-skilled laborers.
A latest report from the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed that 14800 foreigners have arrived in Vietnam in October, down 99.1% year-on-year, compared to 13769 arrivals in September.
Between January and October, international arrivals by air dropped 73.4% year-on-year to around 306 million, while 593935 came by road, down 78.5%, and those arriving by sea decreased by 32.2% to 144603.
In the first ten months of this year, Asian visitors still accounted for lion’s share of tourist inflows, with nearly 278 million, down 75.8% over the same period last year.
Visitors from Europe fell 62% to 669484 while arrivals from the Americas plunged 70.8% to nearly 235597 mostly from the US. Around 102624 visitors came from Oceania, down 72.1% while those from Africa numbered 12301 down 68.3%.
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