Applying technology and ensuring safety in resuming international tourism to Phu Quoc

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- On September 9, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held an online working with Kien Giang Province to discuss the pilot plan to reopen international tourists to Phu Quoc.

Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh suggested that in the coming time it is need to focus on following tasks: accelerating vaccination for people on Phu Quoc Island and those directly involved international tourists; developing detail plan including health regulations, immigration procedures, regulations at accommodation establishments, tourist sites; measures to handle medical incidents; organizing surveys and selecting suitable businesses, ensuring safety criteria; enhancing communication and promotion to attract international visitors on media channels.

Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh also proposed to establish Steering Committee, Organizing Committee or Working Group including representatives of related ministries and Kien Giang Province to direct the implementation of pilot plan.

Mr. Huynh Quang Hung, Chairman of People's Committee of Phu Quoc Island informed that currently there are no people infected with COVID-19 in the community, 35% of the population aged 18 and over in Phu Quoc have been vaccinated with the 1st dose. Mr. Nguyen Luu Trung, Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Kien Giang Province suggested Ministry of Health should have a plan to prioritize allocating vaccines to Phu Quoc in the near future.

Regarding to technology applying to serve guests safely, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh informed that Vietnam Safe Travel app has been updated the features to serve the opening international tourism such as adding English language, integrating the vaccination certification system follow European standards (designed to inbound, outbound and domestic tourism)...

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Van Hung emphasized that the pilot plan must be developed carefully, giving the highest priority the people's health and life. The completed pilot plan will be approved by Prime Minister.

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