Hue plans to resume domestic tourism put off amid fresh Covid outbreak

 Hue plans to resume domestic tourism put off amid fresh Covid outbreak

Thien Mu Pagoda by the Huong (Perfume) River in Hue is seen from above, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

Authorities in Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to popular tourist town Hue, have deferred plans to allow in tourists again after discovering dozens of new Covid-19 infections.

They had planned to resume domestic tourism this month and, under a vaccine passport program, welcome back foreign tourists next month, Voice of Vietnam reported.

But 249 Covid cases have been found in the last three days with their source of transmission unidentified.

They have not said when they plan to reopen the province.

But a tour for over 300 delegates attending the Vietnam National Film Festival from Thursday to Monday will go ahead.

Last month Hue reopened tourist destinations and historical sites to intra-provincial tourists.

Hue, the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty, is home to royal tombs, ancient palaces and pagodas that attract millions of foreign visitors every year.

Thua Thien-Hue had over 1,700 cases during the fourth wave of coronavirus that began in the country in April.

Last month Quang Binh Province and Vung Tau, Mui Ne and Sa Pa reopened their doors to domestic tourists while Hoi An, a three-hour drive from Hue, resumed tourism activities on Monday.

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