Intercontinental Grand Ho Tram IR will allow local guests at hotel facilities from September 15. The casino will remain closed.
Vietnam.- Authorities have allowed Intercontinental Grand Ho Tram to accept domestic guests from September 15 as the local Covid-19 situation continues to improve.
All guests must be fully vaccinated within the past 12 months. They will also be required to undergo Covid testing on the first, sixth, and 13th days and must not leave the facility. Employees will stay on-site and must have received at least the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine 14 days before starting work. They will be tested every 72 hours.
Intercontinental Grand Ho Tram is located on the southern coast of Vietnam and it does not allow locals to gamble in its casino. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism facilities in the province have been closed since June. The hotel’s casino will remain closed since it cannot be used by locals.
At present, Vietnamese citizens are only permitted to enter two casinos: one on the southern island of Phu Quoc and the other in Van Don, in the northern province of Quang Ninh. However, many citizens also hold overseas passports, giving the casino a solid base.
In March, casino operators asked the government to expand Vietnamese citizens’ access to casinos in major tourist destinations such as Quang Nam and Ba Ria-Vung Tau to help casinos face the loss of revenue from tourists owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the government has said the current scheme won’t be expanded.