Is it safe to travel Vietnam during the Coronavirus outbreak?
As Vietnam shares the border with China and welcomes a huge amount of Chinese visitors each year, it is not easy to avoid the outbreak of Coronavirus from our neighborhood country which cause the anxiety for all the visitors who is coming and will come to Vietnam at this time. So, is it safe or not to travel Vietnam right at the middle of the novel Coronavirus outbreak?
What to prepare to travel Vietnam and prevent Coronavirus?
Medical mask: you should bring a long at least 1 – 2 boxes of medical mask (depending on the number of people in your group and the duration of your trip) which 1 time use only. However, if you are an eco-lover, you can bring along 1-2 cloth masks and wash them everyday. Don’t think about buying mask when you arrive in Vietnam, the price is really high and supplies are limited.
Hand sanitizer: WHO recommends that washing hand is one of the most important and effective ways to be prevented from the Coronavirus. However, it is not easy to find clean water and soap whenever you need to wash your hand, therefore, 1-2 bottles of hand sanitizer are a must in your travel luggage. And just like medical mask, you should not wait until arrive in Vietnam to buy hand sanitizer, it is hard to find now and the price is high unreasonably.
Vitamins: everyone knows that vitamins can help a lot to increase the resistance of human body; therefore, you should bring along multi vitamins (especially vitamin C) and also eat a lot of fruits and vegetable during your trip.
A bottle of water: water is important to keep your throat wet and prevent the virus attack it, it also can help to detoxify for your body. You can bring along your bottle or just simply buy one bottle of water in Vietnam and reuse it for other days.
Where to travel in Vietnam during the Coronavirus outbreak
In fact, some study said that the Coronavirus is strongest at the temperature of under 25oC and it is easy to see that most of the infected case of Coronavirus were found in the North of Vietnam where shares the border with China and has the cold and wet weather these days. Therefore, if you want to travel Vietnam in this period, you should choose to visit the South and the South Central of Vietnam where the average temperature is about 30oC, the weather is sunny, warm and dry (which is not suitable for the existance of Coronavirus); some popular destinations that you can visit here are: Danang, Hoi An, Mui Ne, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc Island.
In general, being afraid and worring about the disease is a must as you will be ready and prepare to avoid it; however, don't be so scare about it as the fear may prevent you from enjoying your life. Vietnam is not 100% safe during the Coronavirus outbreak; however, if you are strong and travel smartly and carefully, you still can explore this beautiful country safely.