The resort island of Phu Quoc in the southern province of Kien Giang is planning to vaccinate its residents and tourism workers against COVID-19 in preparation for launching its pilot policy aimed at welcoming back international tourists in the future.
Ong Lang beach in Phu Quoc
According to Kien Giang People's Committee, there are approximately 127,607 people who will be vaccinated in the island city of Phu Quoc. Of the figure, 60,000 people who are officials and employees working in the hospitality sector, especially at tourist resorts and amusement parks, will be selected during the pilot vaccination scheme.
These individuals will receive their first shot from July 15 and their second injection from September 1, with the COVID-19 vaccines being allocated by the Ministry of Health and other legal sources.
This comes after the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had previously proposed that Phu Quoc pilot receiving international visitors from October, with between 25 and 40 flights being conducted per month.
A representative of Sunset Beach Resort in Phu Quoc also revealed that the company has registered to vaccinate more than 100 officers and employees, while simultaneously preparing infrastructure in order to welcome the return of foreign tourists
Furthermore, the Khanh Hoa Provincial People's Committee also announced that it adopted a pilot scheme aimed at welcoming international tourists who have valid vaccine passports via charter flights.
It is hoped that these positive signs will help the tourism industry rebound after a long period of being heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.