Many tourists have asked the question:”Is it safe to travel to Vietnam now?”. The answer has been always YES. “The Travel Risk Map for 2017” report has been published by medical and security experts from international SOS and control risks. Through the report, it is said that Vietnam is safe to travel. It’s deeply researched in various behaviors and experiences of travelers from around the world. The Travel Risk Map 2017 launches alongside a comprehensive Ipsos MORI survey of over 1,000 business decision-makers, responsible for their organization’s travel risk mitigation in 75 countries, representing in excess of 500,000 travelers globally.
Rob Walker, Security specialist at International SOS and Control Risks commented: “It is essential for decision-makers to have a reliable source of objective information to help them implement travel risk policies and individual travel plans. The extent of the preparation and support employees need could be determined either by medical or security risks, or by a combination of both. Companies need to take a comprehensive view when preparing their employees for travel and assignments abroad.”
Vietnam is safe to travel!
“The Travel Risk Map for 2017” has listed Vietnam as an ideal place to travel especially for backpackers and female solo travelers for a trip, since the dangers and risks happening to visitors are quite low. Vietnam is in the same league as Canada, Germany, France, and Australia when it comes to safety. Particularly due to low level of criminals, thieves, violence, racism and political instability. Terrorism in Vietnam is also a non-issue currently. There is a zero-tolerance policy concerning any terrorism or domestic obstruction. Infrastructures and services are also well developed.
In contrast, among Southeast Asian countries, Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines, there is a high risk of many of these previously mentioned issues occurring. The King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, died recently and this has lead to several political problems. Tourism is also affected. Until the Thai king’s funeral next year, no big festivals or celebrations are allowed to be held.
According to the report, most of the visitors concern about terror attacks (51%), followed by Zika virus (49%) and civil unrest (36%). Rob Walker concludes, “Travelers are much less likely to encounter unexpected or avoidable problems if they plan ahead. Using objective advice to prepare travelers, and by staying up to date on any changes and how they might affect plans, will further reduce, both the likelihood of people experiencing problems, and the extent of the impact.“
More and more people travel to Vietnam because it’s safe
Among developing countries, Vietnam is a perfect place to plan your trip. Famous for its beautiful, wild and unspoiled tourist spots, and friendly people. Millennials and baby-boomers are the main tourist groups in Vietnam. Based on a Report of Culture, Sport and Tourism Department of Vietnam, a number of travelers has increased to 812 017, 25,4% more than the same time in 2015.
Moreover, Vietnam is a well-known destination for budget travelers as well as one of safest countries to travel. The price of products here is quite reasonable. There are plenty of cheap hostels and guest-houses in most cities ($10 per night). Food costs are even lower and street foods are among the best in the world. Life is inexpensive. Even in the biggest metropolitan areas like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you can get by for a whole day with $15.
Vietnam is a truly hidden gem that only those visiting the country themselves will be able to tell. Vietnam is not short of natural and human-made World Heritage sites, either: Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang caves, Hoi An Ancient Street and Cham Islands are all recognized for their intense beauty. Services of these famous tourist spots are now well developed for convenience and safety of foreign travelers.
Halong Bay is widely known as an exciting spot for foreign travelers. Formation of limestone karsts makes the bay look stunning. If you hear some of your friends talking about aspects to Halong Bay like it is too crowded and you don’t want your vacation to become terrible, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are great choices for you. While Bai Tu Long Bay is bigger and less touristy, Lan Ha Bay is a hidden gem of the region.
In conclusion, Vietnam has become a safe place to travel for foreign travelers. 2017 is about to come, have you got any plans for your next journey yet?
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