Vietnam has not determined when to fully reopen to international tourism, safety is a prerequisite
Update: Oct 11, 2021
(TITC) Vietnam has not determined when to fully reopen to international tourism. Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) have not made any proposals regarding the reopening time yet, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, VNAT’s Chairman confirmed.
At present, the industry is preparing for the reopening of Phu Quoc Island to foreign visitors. The People's Committee of Kien Giang Province is coordinating with MOCST and other relevant ministries and relevant bodies to develop the detailed plan and implement at an appropriate time.
In working sessions with Kien Giang Province, leaders of MOCST and VNAT also affirmed that the reopening of Phu Quoc to international tourism would depend on controlling the spread of Covid-19, the speed of vaccine rollout, as well as the preparation of Phu Quoc, Kien Giang.
Accordingly, the island city is promptly preparing all necessary conditions for the reopening, as health and medical service, tourist facilities, tourism workforce, procedures for serving tourists...
Vietnam would evaluate the result of Phu Quoc’s reopening to international tourism and then consider expanding to other localities. Some cities and provinces including Khanh Hoa¸ Quang Nam and Da Nang... have proposed to reopen to foreign visitors after Phu Quoc. Safety is a prerequisite to restart tourism in the context of the new normal, VNAT’s Chairman Nguyen Trung Khanh emphasized.
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