Hanoi, Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An, famed Vietnamese tourism havens, have been nominated in different categories at the 2021 World Travel Awards for Asia.
Da Nang authorities have reopened public beaches though with some restrictions and allowed restaurants and hotels to open on Thursday.
Ha Long Town in Quang Ninh Province lifted a swimming ban and allowed resumption of outdoor activities starting Sunday after bringing the local pandemic situation under control.
Khanh Hoa and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces, home to popular beach towns Nha Trang and Vung Tau, have allowed beaches and restaurants to reopen though with certain restrictions.
Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to the former imperial capital of Hue, will renovate five downgraded vestiges of the Nguyen Dynasty over the next five years.
The 23-year-old office worker has been back in her hometown of southern Ca Mau Province for four months to avoid the Covid outbreak in Ho Chi Minh City.
Except for some sectors considered as posing high Covid infection risk, most public and private production and service facilities in HCMC are allowed to reopen from Friday.