Vietnam’s resort island Phu Quoc plans to reopen as early as Sept

KIEN GIANG (June 28): The resort island in southern Vietnam is now in progress to fully vaccinate its residents, to prepare for the holiday island reopening as early as September, reported Inside Asian Gaming news portal.

According to the report quoting a statement from Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the government has shortlisted some tourist destinations for the reopening in this year and Phu Quoc is one of them.

It is chosen as the pilot area for its relatively small population of around 178,000 residents, to allow the reopening of the holiday island, the authority is now speeding up the ivaccination pace to ensure at least 90% of the residents are Innoculated by September to achieve herd immunity.

In Bernama’s report, fully-vaccinated Russian tourists are expected to be the first to be welcomed to the island in a “closed tourism model”, the vaccinated tourists will be staying at a resort and movements are restricted.

Local travel agencies saw this as a good beginning for the country’s tourism industry. “If this model proven to be successful and safe, there will be more tourists destinations with be opened up to international tourists with vaccine passports, this will ensure the tourism industry of Vietnam will not lag behind other countries in the region, such as Thailand and Japan,” said Nguyen Tien Dat, Director of AZA Travel Company, according to the VietNamNet report.

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