Vietnam to open Phu Quoc for vaccinated foreign tourists in Nov

FILE PHOTO: A sunset is seen at a resort after the Vietnamese government eased the lockdown following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Phu Quoc island, Vietnam May 8, 2020. (Reuters)

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island will be the country’s first tourist destination reopened to fully-vaccinated foreign visitors beginning in November, according to the government website, which cited the tourism administration.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh approved the plan on a pilot basis, according to the government website. Foreign travellers will be required to have received their second vaccine shot at least 14 days before travelling to the island in the southern province of Kien Giang and no more than 12 months ahead of arrival.

International tourists must register negative for Covid-19 with a PCR test within 72 hours ahead of departing on the trip, it said. 

Kien Giang province has administered at least one vaccine shot to 23.6% of its population 18 or older, according to the health ministry. Chinh ordered the island to receive priority for vaccines.

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