Postcard from Hanoi: Wish you were here

The pandemic is still keeping Vietnam out of reach for tourists, writes a frustrated Nga Pham

The World Today Published 3 December 2021 2 minute READ

Nga Pham

Journalist specializing in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Just as I was writing this, my travel agent emailed, informing me that my flight from Bangkok to Hanoi had been cancelled. Again.

The flight had been changed twice in the past two months. I had moved from London to Bangkok to be closer to home. My seemingly cunning calculation was that since Thailand has been gradually opening up to foreign visitors, Vietnam would soon follow suit. An hour-and-a-half-hour flight and you are in Hanoi. Makes sense, right? 

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