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International tourists to Vietnam down 18.1% in Q1
International tourists to Vietnam down 18.1% in Q1

Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.7 million international tourists in the first three months of 2020, down 18.1 percent from the same period last year. The number of tourists from all markets experiences decreases except for African market.

Hanoi prepares four scenarios to ensure supply of goods
Hanoi prepares four scenarios to ensure supply of goods

The Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade has planned four scenarios to ensure sufficient supply of goods for people in quarantine zones amid epidemic outbreak.

Key messages for World Water Day 2020
Key messages for World Water Day 2020

Water is valuable wealth. Everyone should join hands to protect water resource is one of key messages for World Water Day 2020.

Face masks required for all in public places
Face masks required for all in public places

As from March 16, 2020, Việt Nam requires all Vietnamese citizens as well as foreign citizens in Việt Nam to wear face masks in public places where there are many people, such as supermarkets, airports, bus terminals or public transport.

Vietnam’s tourism spots in world’s top 25
Vietnam’s tourism spots in world’s top 25

The world’s biggest tourism review site TripAdvisor has releaved their Travelers' Choice Best of the Best năm 2020. Many tourism destinations of Vietnam are listed in the world’s top 25 in serveral categories

Nha Trang among top 10 destinations for diving in 2020
Nha Trang among top 10 destinations for diving in 2020

US magazine Forbes has listed Hon Ong (Whale Island) in the central province of Khánh Hòa among the 10 must-dive destinations this year.

National public service portal's preliminary results
National public service portal's preliminary results

National public service portal will offer at least 30% of essential public services in 2020.

Three Vietnamese universities among emerging economies’ best ones
Three Vietnamese universities among emerging economies’ best ones

The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine has just announced the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020.

Social insurance: Main pillar of social security system
Social insurance: Main pillar of social security system

Vietnam has basically achieved the target of health insurance for all, but it still needs to further expand the coverage of social insurance, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The Government leader made the request at a teleconference held by the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) in Hanoi on February 15 that reviewed the 25-year implementation of social and health insurance policies.

Worship during Lunar New Year Festival
Worship during Lunar New Year Festival

Ancestor worship during Lunar New Year festival.

Railway, aviation to increase capacity to serve Tet
Railway, aviation to increase capacity to serve Tet

Railway, aviation to increase capacity to serve travel demand during Tet holiday

Three police officers killed in Hanoi’s suburban disturbance
Three police officers killed in Hanoi’s suburban disturbance

A disturbance erupted in the morning of January 9 in Dong Tam commune, Hanoi’s suburban district of My Duc, where some defence units are building protective walls around the Mieu Mon airport.

Hanoi named cheapest city for backpacking escape in Asia
Hanoi named cheapest city for backpacking escape in Asia

Hanoi is named as the cheapest city in Asia for backpacking in a list of the UK-based Alpha Travel Insurance.

Why Mu Cang Chai should top your 2020 travel list
Why Mu Cang Chai should top your 2020 travel list

Mu Cang Chai, a remote district which is home to breathtaking terraced rice fields in Vietnam’s northern province of Yen Bai, should top the travel list, according to US-based media site CNBC.

Vietnam extends visa exemption to eight countries till 2022
Vietnam extends visa exemption to eight countries till 2022

To afford the tourism industry growth impetus, the government has agreed on visa waivers for citizens of Russia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belarus until December 2022.

Population and Housing Censuses in Vietnam
Population and Housing Censuses in Vietnam

Following the first population and housing census in 1979, Vietnam carried out four more censuses in 1989, 1999, 2009 and 2019.