According to Mr. Vu The Binh, this system to revive home tourism goals to satisfy the wants of restoring tourism in Vietnam, regularly shifting tourism below a brand new idea – “Safe tourism”…
This afternoon, September 28, the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) held an internet launching ceremony of the Program to revive home tourism to beat the results of the Covid-19 pandemic with the participation of greater than 30 bridge factors. in localities.
Meeting the necessity to restore Vietnam’s tourism
At the launching ceremony, Mr. Vu The Binh stated: “As one of the industries that suffered the most damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s tourism in the past 2 years has been extremely difficult to survive. present and always ready to rise up when conditions permit.
While there was a time when almost the entire tourism industry stopped working, more than 2 million direct workers and millions of indirect workers had to quit, the whole industry still believes that it will overcome unprecedented difficulties to overcome difficulties. rise up, restore the economic sector is expected by the whole society.
We have witnessed a series of tourism stimulus programs launched in 2020, the first half of 2021, when the epidemic stops, it shows the love of the industry, with the high determination of those operating in the tourism field. “.
However, in line with Mr. Binh, Covid-19 not solely creates a traditional disaster, but additionally causes a disaster for the entire world and requires the entire world to vary, in addition to the tourism trade. The idea of “Safe Tourism” has appeared, though it’s not new, however its content material is totally new. Safety issue has develop into a requirement, a compulsory content material in all tourism actions.
In the context that the pandemic continues to be severely affecting all the society, the Government of Vietnam has set out the rules of epidemic prevention and management, that are protected adaptation, flexibility, and Covid-19 management, realizing the twin objective. In order to stop epidemics, restore and develop the economic system, VITA and its members and authorities have applied the “Program to restore domestic tourism throughout the country, overcome the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic”. -19″.
Mr. Binh said this program aims to meet the need to restore Vietnam’s tourism, first of all to restore domestic tourism, on the basis of flexibly, adaptively and effectively adapting to actual developments. of the epidemic, gradually shifting tourism under the new concept of safe tourism, moving towards restoring tourism in the context of living with Covid-19.
Contents of the program to restore domestic tourism
Also at the launching ceremony, Mr. Phung Quang Thang – Vice Chairman of Vietnam Travel Association gave more specific information about the program to restore domestic tourism.
Specifically, with the theme “Green connection to tourism in Vietnam”, Mr. Thang said: The goal of the Program is to move tourism activities to a new normal state with the thought of living with Covid-19, building building tourism into a safe tourism economic sector.
According to Mr. Thang, the first principle of the program is to apply the Government’s 6 principles of safe adaptation, flexibility and control of Covid-19. In which, strictly following the instructions of the health authorities, and at the same time organizing tourism activities in a flexible, adaptive and effective way with the actual situation of epidemic prevention and control.
The second principle is to connect tourists traveling from green (safe) areas to green (safe) tourist destinations on the basis of green zone identification by health authorities, competent authorities. at the local level and the smaller the green zone boundary at the subdivision, the more adaptive it is in the context of the new normal.
And the third principle is to develop safety criteria for the operation of tourism businesses in order to quickly restore tourism activities, firstly domestic tourism, and at the same time to meet requirements easily and conveniently. benefits in practical application and facilitates assessment of the safety level of tourism in Vietnam.
The program builds safety criteria at working positions in the chain of tourism services provided to guests to ensure both epidemic prevention and appropriate tourism business activities.
Develop a framework for organizing tourism activities in accordance with the general context and best meet the safety factor during the epidemic.
Guidelines for Tourism Associations and local tourism businesses to flexibly apply to the actual situation, detailing appropriate contents, easy to implement, monitor and evaluate results in provinces and cities around the country.
The tour program is organized in a closed form, under the strict supervision and control of the travel agency during the process of travel consulting and service provision of the company as well as of the travel agencies. provide other services.
There is an assessment report right after the end of the tour program and medical monitoring within a certain time or as prescribed to handle possible situations for employees and visiting delegation members. after the trip.
Emphasize the role of safety
Notably, the program to restore domestic tourism has also devoted a large part of the content to stating safety criteria.
For tourists, visitors aged 18 and over, need to ensure that all doses of Covid-19 vaccine are given with a vaccine licensed by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam and 14 days after the injection. Final.
Or have recovered after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, a confirmation from the Department of Health is required or a confirmation of sufficient antibodies as prescribed in the case of individuals self-treating at home. There is no more than 12 months from the time of recovery.
Tourists under 18 years old need to have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR method within 72 hours before participating in the travel program outside the province or city where they reside.
In addition, depending on the actual situation of epidemic prevention in localities, tour operators, departure points or destinations may apply additional criteria such as having a negative test result for SARS. -CoV-2 by RT-PCR method within 72 hours of departure time; have negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 by rapid test method within 48 hours by the time of departure if the guest has received 1 dose of vaccine; There is no need to test for SARS-CoV-2.
For travel businesses, 100% of employees of the business must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the vaccine licensed by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam and 14 days after the injection. Final; or have recovered after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, a confirmation from the Department of Health is required or a confirmation of sufficient antibodies as prescribed in the case of individuals self-treating at home. There is no more than 12 months from the time of recovery.
Employees who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 can only work online or in an independent office. And employees in direct contact with guests such as guides, drivers, etc. must be tested negative within 48 hours from the time of starting work in contact with guests.
The program also provides additional adjustment criteria for employees of travel businesses (depending on conditions): no contact with the rest of the company during certain periods; arrange a separate location to contact and transact with the rest of the company after the business trip; regulations on equipment and supplies necessary to prevent the spread of disease at places of direct contact and exchange between employees who often come in contact with guests, on business trips and the rest. .
In addition, this system additionally has clear rules on guaranteeing security for lodging services and tourism providers…