HCMC – Cam Ranh City of Khanh Hoa Province will pilot welcoming back international tourists with Covid-19 vaccine passports starting this month, according to the province’s recently approved plan to attract tourists at home and abroad to the south-central coastal province.
Under the plan, the province would open to fully vaccinated international tourists in two phases.
In the first phase, from this month to December 31, it would attract tourists to resorts and hotels at the Northern Cam Ranh peninsula tourist area.
If the first phase sees good results, the province will go ahead with the second phase from January 1 to February 31. It would continue to choose lodging establishments at the Northern Cam Ranh peninsula tourist area and expand the pilot program in the subsequent phases depending on the Covid situation.
Tourists under the pilot plan must have a vaccine passport and arrive in the province on package tours operated by charter flights under the travel bubble formula. They will be welcomed to the designated lodging facilities at the Northern Cam Ranh peninsula tourist area and at other places that meet the tourism authority’s requirements.
The provincial tourism sector will focus on the markets in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, North America and Europe.
Up to now, 12 luxury hotels and resorts at the Northern Cam Ranh peninsula tourist area have met Covid safety requirements and are ready to welcome back foreign tourists.
The provincial tourism authority also planned to propose that the provincial government allow tourists taking the package tours to visit tourist attractions such as VinWonders Nha Trang, Hon Tam and Ba Ho.
Khanh Hoa, Quang Ninh, Kien Giang, Danang, and Quang Nam are the five localities that received the green light from the government to open to vaccine passport holders.