|Phu Quoc, which lies around 10km off Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand, boasts white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, as well as mountains and thick jungle. (Photo: chinhphu.vn)
The pilot plan will be implemented in two phases within the course of six months as soon as at least 90% of the population and workers in Phu Quoc are fully vaccinated.
Under the plan, from November 20, a number of charter flights will go to Phu Quoc for authorities to test the process of 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 limited locations and areas for the guests.
The second phase, which starts from March 20 to June 20, 2022, involves the evaluation of the first phase and up to 10,000 guests per month if all requirements are met.
The target visitors should come from countries and territories with a high safety record on COVID-19 prevention such as Europe, the Middle East, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, North America, and Australia.
Visitors must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to and no more than 12 months from the date of arrival. Visitors who have recovered from COVID-19 have to prove 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.
Visitors to Phu Quoc must have a return air ticket and register to participate in a package tour program with health insurance from a travel agency proposed by Kien Giang province.