First International Tourists Come To Phu Quoc Island Under Vaccine Passport Program
On Saturday, the first international flight to Phu Quoc Island has landed after 2 years of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The flight carried 204 South Korean visitors from Seoul to Phu Quoc International Airport.
During the trip, tourists will be twice tested with Covid-19 upon arrival and before leaving the island. After all compulsory health checks, they will stay at Phu Quoc United Center where resorts, parks, zoos, entertainment and sports venues are opened.
Bai Sao - Phu Quoc
One of the tourists expressed excitement when visiting Phu Quoc on the pilot vaccine passport program “I am happy to see everything, from the scenery to the way we were received, is so great,".
Nguyen Luu Trung, the deputy chairman of the People's Committee of Kien Giang province expects to welcome up to 400,000 foreign tourists by the end of 2021. Also, the head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh stated that the visit plays a vital role in Vietnam tourism resumption.
Before that, Da Nang is the city receiving the first international tourists to Vietnam in the epidemic. Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, and Quang Ninh are three other provinces in the trial vaccine passport program to welcome foreign tourists.
The American website BuzzFeed has recently listed Cat Ba among the 11 national parks in the globe that everyone should add to the bucket list.
After receiving the approval for the trial program to welcome international tourists under vaccine passports to Phu Quoc, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism firstly accept tourists who travel on package tours by travel agencies.
Recently, Nui Chua National Park (Ninh Thuan Province) and Kon Ha Nung Plateau (Gia Lai Province) have gained UNESCO recognition for global biosphere reserves.