- Visit Vietnam Insider’s homepage for more stories
Hoi An Town has become quiet after local authorities closed the pedestrian area on May 4.
The move was carried out after a community case was found to have travelled to many places in Hoi An and Danang. The pedestrian area will be closed until further notice.
A cafe owner on Bach Dang Street said he was only able to sell three cups of coffee and decided to close the shop for the rest of the day. “Lots of tourists came during the holiday but after the new cases, everyone disappeared. I thought tourism would pick up but no one could predict this. I hope the outbreak can be contained soon for the summer holiday,” he said.
During the Reunification Day Holiday on April 30, Hoi An received as many as 1,000 visitors a day even though five events had been cancelled for precautions.
The average occupancy rate was 80%. 7,000 people stayed in Hoi An overnight, three times higher than the same period last year and accounting for half the visitors during 2019’s Reunification Day Holiday.
This article was originally published in dtinews
- Hoi An ancient town empty due to Covid-19
- Hoi temporarily closes the pedestrian zone
- Lang Son opens first pedestrian street
- Transportation service suspended, tourism activities halted due to the impact of a new Covid-19 outbreak
- Unusual weekend on the pedestrian street
- Sa Pa resort welcomes 65,000 visitors during New Year holiday
- Thailand detects 965 new COVID-19 cases as biggest holiday begins
- Tourists flock to Hoi An for the holiday season too crowded
- Fresh COVID-19 outbreak dents tourism industry