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Kien
Giang
– The People’s Committee of Kien Giang province on
October 21 issued a pilot plan to welcome international tourists using
vaccine passports” to Phu Quoc Island beginning November
20.

The plan
aims to gradually restore the international tourism market, ensure security in
tourism activities, and contribute to socio-economic development targets set
for 2021.

The
provincial People’s Committee requests all international tourists to have a
vaccine passport and strictly comply with epidemic prevention measures in Vietnam.

At
least 90 per cent of the population and workers in Phu Quoc have to be fully
vaccinated in order to be ready to welcome international guests in the
future. 

The
pilot plan will be implemented in two phases within the course of six
months. 

Specifically,
from November 20, a number of charter flights will go to Phu Quoc for
authorities to test the process of picking up and serving guests. 

Based
on the experience, authorities will then evaluate the plan’s feasibility,
make adjustments if necessary, and follow the official roadmap from December 20
onwards.

During
the first phase from December 20 to March 20, Phu Quoc will welcome 3,000 to
5,000 tourists per month via charter flights and allocate private experiences
within limited locations and areas for guests.

The
second phase, which starts from March 20, 2022 to June 20, 2022, involves
evaluation of the first phase and a scale of 5,000 to 10,000 guests per month
if all requirements are met.

With
regards to the target audience, international tourists will be allowed to
visit from countries and territories with high safety in COVID-19 pandemic
prevention.

They
will enter Phu Quoc International Airport via charter flights with a
certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a proof of COVID-19
recovery recognised by relevant authorities in Vietnam.

Injection
of the second shot must have been done at least 14 days before and
no more than 12 months from the day of arrival. Visitors who have
recovered from COVID-19 have to submit proof that their discharge
from the hospital to the date they enter Phu Quoc has not exceeded
six months.

In
addition, an English certificate of negative COVID-19 test results via the
RT-PCR method within 72 hours before departure must be prepared by visitors.

Children
under 18 years old with a valid negative COVID-19 test result are allowed to
travel to Phu Quoc with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian.

Visitors
to Phu Quoc must have a return air ticket and register to participate in
a package tour programme with health insurance from a travel agency
proposed by Kien Giang province. 

Kien
Giang province has created a backup plan and set up a testing and
isolation zone for 2,000 people. Preparation of COVID-19 treatment capacity for
1,000 people is part of the plan as well.

All
workers involved in the process of welcoming and serving visitors will be
trained in safety measures in COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control./.