Vietnam is welcoming foreign tourists this month for the first time since the spring of 2020, as the Southeast Asian country gradually reopens its tourism sector amid the pandemic.

Khanh Hoa Province on the south central coast received two flights carrying foreign tourists from Japan and South Korea as of Thursday, newspaper Nguoi Lao Dong reported.

About 430 US tourists are expected to arrive in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province on charter flights Nov 17-18, while Phu Quoc Island plans for about 250 foreign tourists Nov 20, the newspaper said in a separate report.Read more