Last week we reported on plans in Vietnam to reopen Phu Quoc to foreign, vaccinated travellers, in a similar scheme to that launching on Phuket in Thailand later this week.
Main picture Phu Quoc beach in Vietnam credit Darren Nunis on Unsplash
Authorities in Kien Giang Province, where Phu Quoc is located, are pressing ahead with the scheme and have now said that Russian tourists will be the first to be allowed back under their pilot Covid-19 vaccine passport program.
The tourists would fly direct to the island on charter flights and would be required to stay in isolated resorts. They would be securely escorted whenever leaving the resort to visit other areas on the island.
“We will learn from the experience, and in the second phase can open up to more tourists from other countries with high Covid-19 vaccine coverage.”Mai Van Huynh, deputy secretary of the Kien Giang Party Committee
The plans depend on the successful rollout of a vaccine programme on the island which is due to begin next month. If it can be delivered as planned, it is hoped that the first tourists will arrive in September or October.
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