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Kiên Giang islands reopen to tourists

Update: April, 27/2020 - 15:30

 

A high-speed boat from Vũng Tàu City to Côn Đảo Island resumes operation following the easing of social distancing measures. Photo thanhnien.vn

HCM CITY — Islands off Kiên Giang Province and tourist attraction sites reopened over the weekend after social distancing measures were eased.

The province on Saturday allowed the resumption of hospitality and catering services.

Tourism and travel firms were asked to follow all regulations on COVID-19 prevention based on instructions from the health sector.

Only domestic tourists and expatriates in Việt Nam will be allowed to travel to Phú Quốc Island, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia, and to other tourist attractions in the province.

Karaoke, massage and spa services, dance and gym clubs, religious festivals and events with gatherings of crowds of more than 20 people will continue to be suspended.

Domestic air routes to Phú Quốc Island resumed operation on April 23, with two flights per day.

Boats carrying passengers between the mainland and the province’s islands are allowed to operate two trips per day.

Côn Đảo Island off Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province began reopening to tourists on Saturday,  with all water routes to the island resuming normal operations.

Phú Quốc Express JSC resumed high-speed boat services from Vũng Tàu City to Côn Đảo Island on Saturday, operating with half of its capacity of 598 people in compliance with regulations on COVID-19 prevention.

Domestic flights to the island resumed services on Saturday, including the HCM City-Côn Đảo route and Vũng Tàu City-Côn Đảo route, with one return flight per day. — VNS

 

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