Top News Vietnam’s Phu Quoc welcomes first foreign visitors in 20 months By TTG Asia / Posted on 22 November, 2021 14:53 More than two hundred vaccinated international tourists arrived in Vietnam’s resort island of Phu Quoc on Saturday (November 20), the first batch of visitors to the country after nearly two years of border closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A Vietjet Air flight brought 204 South Korean tourists to Phu Quoc to experience a five-day, four-night vacation at Phu Quoc United Center. All tourists entering Vietnam will stay at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc (above) A welcome ceremony was held at Phu Quoc International Airport, attended by Nguyen Trung Khanh, chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT); Vo Huy Cuong, deputy director of Vietnam Civil Aviation Department; leaders of Kien Giang Province and ministries; as well as representatives of Vietjet Air, Vinpearl Joint Stock Company and Marketing Highland Travel Company. Passengers aboard the flight were welcomed with a special performance showcasing Ao Dai, Vietnam’s traditional dress; as well as a water salute cannon upon their arrival at the airport. Speaking at the event, Khanh said the inaugural flight to Phu Quoc marked “an advance in the country’s efforts to revive its tourism industry while reopening and developing the economy step by step under a new normalcy context”. He added that the country’s Covid-19 safety measures coupled with its high-quality tourism products “will again affirm Vietnam’s attractiveness and abilities to meet high-class tourism demand” post-Covid. Vaccinated tourists will not have to undergo quarantine, but are subject to Covid-19 testing on the first and last day of their vacation. They are also required to spend their entire stay within the Phu Quoc United Center, a 1,044ha mega complex housing attractions like Vinpearl Golf, VinWonders theme park, Vinpearl Safari, Corona Casino and the Grand World Phu Quoc. All tourists will stay at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, which has been allowed to welcome international guests in separated zones.