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Letter on Temporary Closure of Ha Long Bay

Mar 11, 2020 | Press Release

Letter from the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province, regarding the temporary closure of tourist sites in Ha Long, Yen Tu, Co To 

Dear Friends,

As the situation surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 has become increasingly complicated, in order to prevent its spread and ensure safety for tourists and the local community in Quang Ninh, the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh Province requires the implementation of the following tasks:

1. Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Yen Tu Site, Co To Tourist Area must stop receiving travellers from 12:00 March 12, 2020 to March 26, 2020. No permit to stay on cruises in Ha Long Bay is to be granted from March 12, 2020. Current vehicles and tourists at the above-mentioned destinations may continue with their itinerary but are advised to finish the journey soon. 

2. The Tourism Department, the Information and Communications Department, and the People's Committees of: Ha Long, Cam Pha Uong Bi, Van Don and Co To, the Quang Ninh Tourism Board are required to provide information in this letter to tourism enterprises, local people and tourists. All involved parties must strictly follow the directions in this letter. 


Quang Ninh People’s Committee