Binh Dinh asked to welcome return of foreign tourists under pilot scheme
Update: Jul 16, 2021
Property developer FLC Group has put forward a proposal that the south-central coasta province of Binh Dinh should consider a pilot plan aimed at welcoming the return of international tourists with vaccine passports via charter flights to the province.
The move comes amid Phu Quoc island city and Khanh Hoa province planning to deploy a pilot project that will see the return of foreign tourists who have valid vaccine passports ahead in the second half of the year.
In line with the scheme, international tourists to Binh Dinh province must have a certificate stating that they have received two shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with a negative PT-PCR test within 72 hours ahead of departure.
The formulation of a pilot plan can be considered as one of the important solutions in realising the dual goal of containing the pandemic outbreak whilst simultaneously developing tourism within the locality.
FLC also revealed that it has closely co-ordinated efforts alongside other travel operators, along with preparing relevant accommodation infrastructure and aviation transport ahead of the return of international guests through the pilot scheme.
A synchronous ecosystem, including aviation transport and high-end accommodation facilities such as FLC Quy Nhon, are anticipated to help FLC to quickly deploy charter flights, whilst launching unique tourism products for Binh Dinh province in particular and the tourism market in general.
Most notably, local airline Bamboo Airways has officially co-operated alongside the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch the IATA Travel Pass digital health certificate on a trial basis, thereby marking a solid step forward to restore international routes moving forward.
The pilot plan can be considered an important strategy aimed at restoring the international tourism market, which has been severely impacted by the pandemic, especially Europe, America, and Asia.