Despite a widespread outbreak of Covid-19 in Vietnam, plans are proceeding to start welcoming back fully vaccinated international tourists from as early as next month.
Main picture Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit Darren Nunis on Unsplash
As previously reported the island of Phu Quoc is likely to be the pilot destination benefiting from its island location and international airport enabling tourists to be isolated from the rest of the country.
The plans are likely to follow a similar pattern to the Phuket Sandbox where all visitors must come from low or medium risk countries, be fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid. It is thought that in Phu Quoc tourists will initially come from Europe, America and some Asian countries.
The programme would need local vaccination rates to be high enough to ensure herd immunity is present prior to launch.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said that if the Phu Quoc trial is successful, it will be expanded to other locations in the country including Ha Long, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat.
There are hopes that a six-month vaccine passport trial could start in October.
Source: VNExpress International
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