There is an outbreak of Coronavirus in Vietnam, including instances of in-country transmission. It may cause more severe symptoms in older people, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.
On all our tours to Vietnam we are providing sanitizing gel. Guides are reminding guests to sanitize frequently. We are not providing surgical masks as surgical masks will not protect against the virus.
Should at any point the FCO change their level of advice to 'Do Not Travel' all of our holidays to Vietnam would be cancelled. Travellers will then be offered the choice of travelling to Vietnam at a later date, travelling to another destination or full refund.
The advice from the World Health Organization for the public is as follows:
1. Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
2. Maintain social distancing Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
4. Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory