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Vietnam’s resort island welcomes first tourists after nearly two years

Phu Quoc resort island is seen via the window of an airplane after the Vietnamese government eased the lockdown following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam May 8, 2020. Picture taken May 8, 2020. Photo: Reuters
  • Two hundred vaccinated foreign tourists arrive in Vietnam’s beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc.
  • Vaccinated tourists now do not have to undergo mandatory two-week quarantine.
  • Vietnam, which has inoculated more than half of its 98 million people, is seeking to resume international commercial flights from January next year.

HANOI: Two hundred vaccinated foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam’s beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc on Saturday, the first wave of visitors to the country in nearly two years as it seeks to resurrect its pandemic-ravaged tourism economy.

Vietnam imposed tight border controls at the start of the pandemic in an effort to keep out COVID-19, with some initial success, but that harmed its burgeoning tourism sector, which…

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