VOV.VN -Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site in central Vietnam, said on August 19 that it is to offer free COVID-19 testing for foreign visitors looking to depart the locality.
Local authorities said approximately 400 foreign tourists are currently staying at various accommodations throughout the city which is still under travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of them have expressed a desire to leave Hoi An and head to other localities.
To support these foreign nationals in traveling, the Hoi An municipal administration has suggested that accommodation establishments notify the tourists of the COVID-19 free testing on offer in the event they want to leave the city.
After undergoing a test, visitors must quarantine themselves at their respective accommodation and will not be permitted to contact people outside of this bubble until they leave Hoi An.
Since July 25, Quang Nam province has recorded a total of 94 COVID-19 cases, including 29 cases in Hoi An.