Top News Hong Kong eyes travel bubble with Phu Quoc Island By TTG Asia / Posted on 10 August, 2021 15:21 Hong Kong is exploring the possibility of establishing a travel bubble arrangement with the Vietnamese holiday island of Phu Quoc, as the city looks towards the resumption of international travel. During a meeting with Vietnamese consul general Pham Binh Dam in Hong Kong on Wednesday (August 4), Jason Wong, chairman of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC), said Phu Quoc is an ideal place to deploy the travel corridor if the two sides reach an agreement on isolation exemption and specific implementation mechanisms, reported Vietnamese news outlet VnExpress International. Hong Kong keen on travel bubble pilot with Phu Quoc; Mong Tay island in An Thoi archipelago, Phu Quoc pictured With no end in sight to the pandemic, border closures are causing businesses and economies to collapse while failing to keep countries absolutely safe, Dam was quoted as saying by the report. “Therefore, border reopening would be necessary but should be piloted on a small scale before being expanded,” he added. Dam said he would work closely with TIC and relevant agencies of both sides to implement a travel corridor as soon as the situation allows. Phu Quoc is preparing to reopen to vaccinated international travellers in October, with an inoculation campaign under way as part of that plan.