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The COVID-19 guide to Halong Bay luxury cruise


You will need the following practical guidelines for a safe and interesting Halong Bay luxury cruise after Covid.

After 2 years of lock down, Halong Bay as well as Vietnam has re-opened and welcomed foreign tourists to “Live fully in Vietnam” since 15 March 2022. To ensure safe travel in the New Normal, the Vietnamese government has succeeded in implementing wide-spreading social vaccination. More than 98% of Vietnam's population from 12 years old and above got fully vaccinated. It is time to come back to the magnificent land of stalagmites and stalactites, hidden lagoons, and floating villages on a Halong Bay luxury tour. You will need the following practical guidelines for a safe and interesting Halong Bay luxury cruise after Covid.

Requirements for taking Halong luxury cruise post-covid

  • Full vaccination. Vaccination is considered as the best way to prevent your illness from getting worse and limit the spread of the virus to people around. Although Vietnam no longer differentiates between vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers for entry, some Halong cruises require guests to be fully vaccinated. Therefore, you should get your vaccination for safer travel before going on a Halong Bay luxury tour.
  • RT-PCR negative result. International tourists are required to take a COVID-19 negative test using the RT-PCR method within 72 hours before entering Vietnam. If not, travelers will be tested through a rapid Antigen test (no self-test) in 24 hours by Vietnamese healthcare staff before entering Vietnam. This does not apply to children under 2 years of age.
  • Health declaration. As soon as you arrive in Vietnam, you need to complete the Health declaration/Medical declaration form. Moreover, you can fill in an online passenger entry declaration form within 12 hours before departure from your country or other starting points. After finishing the form, you will get a QR code that can be used to enter Vietnam and other transit points. 

Please download Vietnam’s medical app - PC-Covid to manage and protect your health. Most Halong luxury cruises and tourist attractions require their guests to scan their QR codes before checking in.

Guidance to stay safe on Halong Bay cruise
Please follow the guidance below to keep yourselves safe on a vacation to Halong during the post-Covid era:

  • Bring along a pack of medical mask, especially when in crowded places
  • Keep your hands clean with soap, alcohol 90%, or hand sanitizer gel
  • Try exploring the secluded part of the bay such as Lan Ha and Bai Tu Long 
  • Experience a Halong Bay deluxe cruise, where you can enjoy your own privacy with the first-class facilities and services
  • Report fraudulent COVID-19 tests, vaccines, and treatments if needed

If you fancy a getaway from bustling areas, let’s find the best Halong cruise on BestPrice Travel website.

Five best Halong Bay luxury cruises after Covid-19

Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise
Heritage Binh Chuan, which was launched in 2019, is designed as the best Halong luxury cruise with 20 cabins. This cruise has first-class facilities such as 24-hour security, rowing boat, beauty services, boutique library, bar, restaurant, and so on. These tours provide 2 options: 3-day- 2-night & 2-day-1-night cruise itinerary to visit Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao, Dark & Bright Caves and other hidden gems of the bay. 

Scarlet Pearl Cruise
Scarlet Pearl is an overnight Halong cruise ship with 23 luxury staterooms. Its program includes a lot of interesting activities such as yoga sessions, squid fishing, and fishing village discovery in Lan Ha Bay. As a luxurious cruise, Scarlet Pearl provides guests with convenient facilities like a baby cot, conference & meeting facilities, or a safety box at the reception. 

Mon Cheri Cruise
Mon Cheri is the best-seller Halong cruise which was launched in 2017 with 18 high-end cabins. As a 5-star cruise, Mon Cheri is willing to provide travelers with high-end facilities such as mini golf, jacuzzi pool, rowing boat, or spa services. The cruise moves from Got Ferry to Halong Bay in order to pad a kayak, explore wonderful hidden caves, and sightsee the beauty of mother nature. 

Athena Cruise
Athena is one of the newest luxury cruises in Halong Bay. It offers 21 lavish cabins divided into 4 kinds of rooms: Executive, Elegant, Premium Terrace, and Family Triple Suite. It also provides 24/7 services such as indoor restaurant and bar, rooftop open bar on sundeck, coffee lounge, spa, and sauna, etc.

Capella Cruise
Capella Cruise was set up in 2020. Its facilities are expanded with a cigar/poker club, fitness center, mini-golf, etc. This Halong Bay deluxe cruise supports a private balcony in all 30 cabins and meals are included. The cruise brings the experience to guests through sailing these 3 attractive destinations: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island. 

All in all, following the safety guidelines of each luxury cruise is the best choice to keep you safe from the crowds post-covid. Let’s stay healthy and safe on your cruise tour to Halong Bay.

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