Klook – Hong Kong online travel service has found that 81% of East Asians and Southeast Asians plan to travel abroad next year, despite the economic uncertainty.
Klook surveyed 902 people from 9 countries. They are Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. According to the results, 4 out of 5 people are concerned about traveling overseas in 2023, due to unpredictable economic situations.
Travel cost (63%), risk of Covid-19 or other infections (39%), language barrier (35%), and travel documents (33%), according to survey participants, are their top concerns while traveling abroad next year.
Until now, most Asian countries, including Vietnam, have reopened their borders to foreign travelers. Vietnam was one of the first nations in the region to reopen (March 2022).
Currently, Vietnam maintains a visa-free policy for nationals of 24 countries for stays ranging from 14 to 90 days. One-month single-entry e-visa is provided to travelers from 80 other countries.