How safe is to travel to Vietnam with corona virus?
Blocked by Booking 5th times, after 19 days, about 320 comments from so many travelers, 22,300 views.
I was blocked again for violating Booking's Travel Community Guideline.
Perhaps I re-edited several posts more than 3 times.
I have thought that whether I should re-post, this is a test of patience. This is the last time I will post, if I am blocked again, I will stop with Booking.
Anyone who cannot find me here, can find me in couchsurfing, Hanoi events, I am always active there with at least 2 free events for travelers there, you can search "Story telling: History of VIETNAM - Wars!" and "Adventurous Walk From The Oldest Bridge of Hanoi".
So what I have posted today:
Currently we have following cases throughout Vietnam, these are new cases.
Hanoi: 4 cases, all Vietnamese
Ninh Binh: 1 case, Vietnamese
Quang Ninh: 4 cases, 1 Icelander and 3 British, all transferred to a hospital in Hanoi for treatment and monitoring
Hue: 1 case, British
Da Nang: 2 cases, British
Lao Cai: 2 cases, 1 Mexican and 1 British
All foreigners are in the age of 58 to 74.
14 cases above are now in hospitals, hundreds of F1, F2 & F3 contact levels are in quarantine at hospitals and centralized quarantine area. Thousand of F4 & F5 are quarantined at home.
Currently VN government has not decided to quarantine travelers from France/Germany/UK/Spain or Switzerland. Only Italy is in the list of Europe countries. For hotel acceptance for French/Germany/UK citizen, I only have the information as I called hotel/hostel directly in Ha Long. For other parts of the country, I have no information. But once the government has not made any decision on France, most hotels will accept French guests as normal.
So for the news that Ha Long is closed or not, I confirm that Ha Long is not closed. It is open and operated, I have called 1 big hotel, 1 hostel, 1 cruise, everything is running. Yes, there is some restriction in traffic as local authority block several parts of the town where they found the confirmed cased have been stayed or close contact F1 cases have stayed. 3 hotels and 18 boats are quarantined. The hostel lady said that several other hotels or hostels do not receive British, French & Germany travelers but her hostel still receive all travelers. The big hotel I called also said the same. Anyway, call before you come. Ha Long Boat Wharf and Tuan Chau Boat Wharf are open normally.
Cat Ba, I have no news but feedback from several travelers telling us that it is closed. I also have news that Ly Son, a small island in the centre of Vietnam is also closed. Let's wait for more updates from public information sources.