Phú Quốc island known for its white-sand beaches to open in November
Hanoi: Phú Quốc, the largest island of Vietnam known for its white-sand beaches, will reopen for visitors in November. The decision has been taken to revive the economy that was ruined by the Covid induced lockdown. The island which is 10 kilometres away from Cambodia will be opening on an experimental basis for six months.
The visitors who have inoculated with two doses of Covid vaccines at least 14 days prior to the trip or those who registered negative for Covid-19 with a PCR test within 72 hours ahead of departure will be allowed to visit. The travellers can reach by chartered or commercial flight. The number of visitors coming to Vietnam was 18 crores in 2019 and this has been declining ever since.
Over 5 lakhs of people were infected with Covid-19 in Vietnam while 14,400 succumbed. The Tourism Ministry has informed that all the residents will be vaccinated before opening the island to the tourists. Necessary quarantine and treatment facilities will be arranged before opening the island.