209 South Korean tourists to visit Phu Quoc this Saturday

By Hoang Phong   November 16, 2021 | 11:58 pm PT
209 South Korean tourists to visit Phu Quoc this Saturday
A swimming pool inside Vinpearl Resort and Spa Phu Quoc. Photo courtesy of the resort
Authorities in Kien Giang Province, home to Phu Quoc, has approved Vietjet Air’s proposal to fly 209 South Koreans to the island this Saturday under a vaccine passport program.

They would be among the first foreign tourists visiting Vietnam after nearly two years since the country closed its borders and canceled all international flights in March last year due to the pandemic.

Flight VJ3749 departing from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport is scheduled to land at Phu Quoc International Airport at noon, with the tourists accommodated at Vinpearl Resort and Spa Phu Quoc for four days and three nights, the government’s news portal reported.

During their holiday, they would visit tourist attractions like VinWonder Amusement Park, Vinpearl Safari, Vinpearl Golf, Corona Casino, and GrandWorld Complex.

All need to furnish certificates showing they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid and tested negative within 72 hours before departure from South Korea.

They are required to install the IGOVN and PC-Covid health declaration applications on their smartphones while in Vietnam.

They would undergo rapid Covid testing on the first day of arrival and the final day before leaving Phu Quoc.

After welcoming the first group of South Koreans this Saturday, Phu Quoc plans to receive 20 international flights a month in the coming time.

Kien Giang is one of five localities to get the green light from the government to welcome back fully immunized tourists from November onwards along with Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, Quang Ninh, and Da Nang.

On Thursday last week, Khanh Hoa Province, home to famous tourist hotspots Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, welcomed two flights from South Korea and Japan carrying a total 429 passengers.

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