The Vietnamese resort island Phu Quoc to be opened for tourists according to the plan - from the beginning of October. This was recently announced by the Minister of Tourism and Culture of the country Nguyen Van Hung, whose words are quoted by local media. It is assumed that the test period of the pilot project will last six months.
Holders of vaccination certificates against coronavirus ("Sputnik V" is approved) will be able to visit the island (full vaccination must be completed 14 days before the visit, but not earlier than a year before arrival on the island), as well as those who have had coronavirus (not earlier than 12 months before arrival) tourists.
Also, these tourists will need to have a negative PCR test result with them. Meanwhile, at the moment these rules have not received final approval.
"Phu Quoc before the pandemic was in great demand among Russian tourists, because it is an excellent place for a beach holiday in the winter season," - recalled Philip Obruchev-Mironov, head of the commercial division of the tour operator Intourist.
“However, it will be impossible to talk about any massive return of Russians to the Vietnamese resort, at least, until appearance of flights from Russia to Vietnam. So far there is no understanding either on the timing of the opening of flights, or on the plans of Russian carriers, or in general on what quality of holiday will be on the island after its opening. But in any case, even with a favorable development of the situation, a large demand is unlikely. At least, because of the need to provide a certificate of vaccination,"- underlined Mr. Obruchev-Mironov.