Khanh Hoa welcomes the first international guest

On the afternoon of November 25, 43 Korean tourists using vaccine passports landed at Cam Ranh International Airport.

Plane number QH9451 of Bamboo Airways carrying 43 people

A flight of Bamboo Airways carrying 43 people with vaccine passports landed at Cam Ranh International Airport on the afternoon of November 25. Photo: Xuan Ngoc

The Bamboo Airways flight carried 293 passengers, including 43 tourists under the passport vaccine pilot program from Incheon Airport, South Korea. These are the first foreigners to come to Khanh Hoa for tourism since the Covid-19 epidemic. Leaders of the Department of Tourism welcomed the delegation.

At the airport, visitors go by their own way to carry out immigration procedures, health screening and install the PC-Covid application before being brought back to their resort at Vinpearl Resort & Spa Long Beach Nha Trang in Bai Dai. Long in separate area. This is one of the places that have been allowed to welcome international guests of Khanh Hoa.

During 7 days, they will rest, ensuring no contact with the community, not affecting the activities of domestic tourists. They will also experience visiting other places in the province on a self-contained tour organized by a travel company.

Visitors check in, make medical declarations and go by separate channels when entering the airport.  Photo: Xuan Ngoc

Visitors check in, make medical declarations and go by separate channels when entering the airport. Photo: Xuan Ngoc

A male tourist, 41 years old, said he was happy to travel to Vietnam after Covid-19, and received a warm welcome. The members of the delegation tested negative for nCoV, so he felt secure: “I hope I will have experiences during my vacation in Khanh Hoa”. Another visitor also expressed comfort when the weather was quite nice, it was cool, and was warmly welcomed. He also appreciated the seriousness of epidemic prevention at the airport.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Thanh, Director of Khanh Hoa Tourism Department, said that this is one of the opening events for the local passport vaccine pilot program, and an important start in the process of tourism recovery. . The province currently has 36 establishments that meet the conditions to welcome international guests, including 25 isolated accommodation establishments in Bai Dai, in addition to 6 tourist areas, attractions, a shopping facility and 4 travel agencies. profession.

According to Ms. Thanh, in order to build a pilot route to welcome international guests, the tourism industry had previously selected service providers and trained workers at facilities on conditions to ensure room safety. anti-epidemic … and fully prepare conditions for handling situations when risks occur.

Khanh Hoa tourism industry held a ceremony to welcome and give commemorative gifts to members of the international delegation with the first vaccine passport to the locality.  Photo: An Phuoc

Khanh Hoa tourism industry held a ceremony to welcome and give commemorative gifts to members of the international delegation with the first vaccine passport to the locality. Photo: An Phuoc

In the last three months of this year, Khanh Hoa tourism has set a target of welcoming more than 163,000 visitors, of which 2,600 are international visitors, with a revenue of about 476 billion VND.

Before Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam province and Phu Quoc island (Kien Giang province) also welcomed international visitors with vaccine passports to travel. In addition, Da Nang and Quang Ninh are also eligible to welcome international visitors in 2021.

Xuan Ngoc

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