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Safe Outdoor Activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam


After days of social distancing, don’t you want to go out, enjoy the fresh air, and make some memories with your loved ones? If that’s what on your mind, then you have come to the right place! Keep scrolling and you will see an ultimate fun list of safe outdoor activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam.

Reasons to Join Safe Outdoor Activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam

Joining outdoor activities increases the risk of being infected with COVID-19? Not really! In fact, the coronavirus is mainly spread through respiratory droplets that were released into the air when talking, coughing, or sneezing. When staying indoors, everyone shares the same atmosphere in a closed space, so you're more likely to breathe in these droplets from an infected person. However, in open areas, fresh air is moving continuously, so you're less likely to inhale them. Thus, don’t hesitate to go outside, breathe some fresh air, and take part in outdoor activities, and move your muscles. These will give you an immediate boost after isolation without traveling far away from home.

Ultimately, always take the Safety Precautions seriously when you're in public.

Safe Outdoor Activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam

Picnicking and Camping

In this list of safe outdoor activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam, picnicking is the simplest way to spend your day outdoors. Just prepare some snacks and head straight to a public park in the city or a green space in your neighborhood, then you will have a wonderful day outside of your house. As people say, “the more the merrier”, you can invite others to share the fun but keep it a small circle of friends to minimize the risk.

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There are many green spots in the city where you can chill out after hectic days of working

Playing Sports

Instead of going to sports centers, think of playing familiar sports like running, rollerblading, and cycling in the park near your house. You can consider visiting spectacular national parks in Vietnam for those who are fanatical about hiking or kayaking. Coming to these places, you will commune with nature and explore the diversity of fauna and flora.

Kite Flying

Kitesurfing is once a prevalent pastime of Vietnameses, but modernization has shifted people’s attention to modern devices like iPads or smartphones. Nevertheless, this is a wonderful activity since you always have to keep an even distance from others when playing with the kite. Some popular places for kitesurfing in Ho Chi Minh are Thu Thiem Bridge in District 2 and Phu My Hung Residential Area in District 7.

Opt for Short Tours

Going on short vacations is one of Vietnam travel trends during COVID-19. Depending on the location of your lodgement, you may find suitable tours for yourself. For those living in Hanoi, a trip to Tam Dao or Ha Long might be a fantastic choice. In case you are in Ho Chi Minh, a getaway to Mekong Delta or Mui Ne would be perfect.

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Attending Fitness or Salsa Classes at the Park

While gliding through public parks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, do you see a group of people dancing or doing aerobic near a large speaker? That is a typical image of an outdoor fitness class. Compared to those organized at the gym or fitness center, these classes are more affordable thanks to the low-priced venue. Nevertheless, there is a wide range of options for you to choose from so you should have a short tour around the park before signing up for a place. Some popular types of classes include dance sports, aerobic, t’ai chi, or even daning classes.

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Public parks also offer various types of exercise equipment

Tips for Safe Outdoor Activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam

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Follow the official guidelines of the government everywhere you go

At the moment, Ho Chi Minh City is under Decree 15, meaning everyone is advisable to stay home and only go out when necessary. Dining in and public gathering are now suspended in the city at the moment. 

In this pandemic era, health is always our top priority no matter where we go and what we do. Make sure that you keep these tips in mind before participating in the aforementioned outdoor activities.

Be Careful in Choosing The Playground/Park/Camping Area

When finding places to join outdoor activities during COVID-19, you should go for those taking protective methods seriously. You may check on their websites or call their hotlines to ensure that the staff wears face masks, the facilities are sanitized frequently and there are areas for visitors to measure their body temperature and wash their hands.

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Don’t forget to let the staff measure your body temperature before entering any public places

Take Pandemic Prevention Measures

As the service providers have made a great effort to take anti-pandemic measures, you should also voluntarily wear face masks, wash your hands, and keep a distance from others to prevent being infected by COVID-19. In the meantime, the Vietnamese government has loosened its ban on social gatherings but do keep in mind strict safety measures.

Avoid Overcrowded Places

Once coming to public places, you will undoubtedly meet people from different places. However, you can minimize the risk by visiting unpopular sites where only locals know. For example, instead of driving to a famous park in the city center, why not opt for a park in your residence. If your kids are so into camping, a small picnic with your relatives or your friends’ families will be an ideal alternative to large-scale summer camps.

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Summary of Safe Outdoor Activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam

2020 is a tough year for everyone but that doesn’t mean you have to lock yourself in houses or buildings all the time. Make sure that you follow each step to stay healthy during this pandemic era and bring joy to your life in a new way. If you have other ideas about safe outdoor activities during COVID-19 in Vietnam, don’t hesitate to share with us by commenting below.


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