The HCM City Department of Tourism has released a list of another 15 hotels with 982 rooms that can be used to quarantine people coming from abroad, taking the total number to 23 hotels and 1,718 rooms.
Overseas travellers are quarantined in a resort in HCM City’s Can Gio District. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism
Two of the hotels with 126 rooms are earmarked for flight crews.
At least 18 other establishments are completing procedures and setting up facilities to serve as quarantine facilities.
Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, director of the department, said hotels had been instructed to publicise room tariffs and rates meals, laundry and transportation.
The rates for three- to five-star hotels are VND 2.5-5.7 million (US$108-245) with three meals a day thrown in.
The five-star Holiday Inn in Tan Binh District offers rooms at VND 2.5 - 4 million($108-172) a night, the four-star Norfolk in District 1 at VND1.8 - 6 million ($78-258) and the three-star Bat Dat in District 5 at VND1.7 – 3.9 million ($73-168).
The department is calling on one- to three-star hotels to join the quarantine programme to meet the rising demand from international arrivals and Vietnamese returnees.
Selected hotels and other lodgings are required to strictly follow Covid-19 prevention and control measures and hotel staff should be trained in Covid-19 prevention and equipped with personal protective equipment, it said.