Phu Quoc welcomes 210 Uzbek tourists with vaccine passports

By Hoang Phong   December 25, 2021 | 07:53 pm PT
Phu Quoc welcomes 210 Uzbek tourists with vaccine passports
Uzbek tourists arrive at Phu Quoc International Airport in Kien Giang Province, December 25, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vinpearl
210 tourists from Uzbekistan landed at Phu Quoc Airport in the southern province of Kien Giang Saturday on a nine-day tour under the ongoing vaccine passport trial program.

They arrived on a charter flight operated by Uzbekistan Airlines.

The Uzbek visitors will stay at the Vinpearl Discovery Coastalland Phu Quoc, and the Vinpearl Resort and Spa Phu Quoc for nine days and eight nights.

During their stay, they will visit tourist attractions like the Phu Quoc United Center, VinWonders theme park, Vinpearl Safari wildlife conservation park and play golf at Vinpearl Golf.

All tourists were required to furnish certificates showing they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid and tested negative for the novel coronavirus within 72 hours before departure.

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

In more than a month after partial reopening of international tourism following nearly two years of closure over the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam has welcomed 3,500 foreign visitors on special tour packages, Nguyen Trung Khanh, head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said at a Friday seminar on tourism recovery.

Vietnamese tourism expects to welcome five million international visitors under the ongoing vaccine passport program in 2022, the seminar heard.

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