Director of Kien Giang Tourism Department Bui Quoc Thai stated that the province isn’t able to open worldwide tourism in Phu Quoc in October 2021 within the context of the present sophisticated epidemic.
Kien Giang is the primary province chosen by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to pilot this system to open up worldwide tourism in Vietnam. In the context of the sophisticated improvement of the Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam and lots of nations all over the world, leaders of the tourism trade in Kien Giang province should all the time be cautious and thoroughly take into account each choice to open tourism made within the nation. present time.
In the interview with ViGuideDirector of Kien Giang Department of Tourism Bui Quoc Thai talked about many difficulties and inadequacies that the province is dealing with when dealing with the race to open tourism within the close to future. Especially the issue that Phu Quoc folks haven’t been vaccinated towards Covid-19 as a result of shortage of vaccine sources within the nation.
Mr. Thai stated the Kien Giang tourism trade won’t “bet” itself on a sport of probability to open up worldwide tourism throughout the sophisticated improvement of the epidemic. Currently, all priorities of the province are centered on epidemic prevention, so the reception of worldwide visitors in Phu Quoc in October 2021 isn’t prepared but.
Cautiously open to tourism
– What do you assume is the most important problem when Phu Quoc is chosen as a pilot place in this system to welcome worldwide guests in Vietnam?
– In my opinion, the most important problem right here is that Phu Quoc folks haven’t been vaccinated to create group immunity as a result of shortage of Covid-19 vaccine sources within the nation. The second problem is the well being capability of Phu Quoc metropolis could be very restricted. With the situation of amenities and human assets of the present well being sector, it is extremely tough to satisfy the necessities if there are dangers within the strategy of welcoming worldwide visitors.
Because the vaccination for all Phu Quoc folks has not but been applied, the reception of worldwide visitors in Phu Quoc in October 2021 isn’t but prepared. Currently, all priorities are centered on epidemic prevention as a result of sophisticated scenario of the epidemic.
– Option to open tourism to welcome worldwide guests at a time when the epidemic scenario in Vietnam and lots of nations all over the world is sophisticated. Do you are feeling that is too dangerous a choice?
– I feel this isn’t a really dangerous choice. Because, earlier than implementation, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has fastidiously calculated threat therapy choices, in addition to plans to make sure security for staff, guests and the group. in Phu Quoc metropolis.
Moreover, Kien Giang’s tourism trade all the time emphasizes illness prevention. The Department of Tourism has by no means proposed to open tourism and welcome worldwide guests throughout the sophisticated improvement of the epidemic, together with home vacationers. In the present epidemic scenario, the Department of Tourism has requested to droop all tourism actions, besides lodging for epidemic prevention and management.
– Phuket Island (Thailand) was additionally evaluated as having many circumstances for piloting a gap program to welcome worldwide vacationers like Phu Quoc. However, now Thailand has utterly failed with the opening of Phuket. So what options did the Department should keep away from going into this pitfall?
– Drawing expertise from Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox mannequin, based mostly on the tourism opening plan launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Department will fastidiously put together for the pilot to welcome worldwide visitors. In explicit, the choices for choosing service suppliers, the method of welcoming and serving vacationers, the plan for transporting visitors, the plan for dealing with dangers, and so on. will probably be fastidiously ready. We cannot take dangers, do not make trade-offs, if we do not assure, we should not deploy.
– Why did the Department select Russian vacationers for the upcoming tourism opening program, however not vacationers from nations which have achieved excessive vaccination charges such because the US and UK?
– The purpose we chosen Russian vacationers and proposed to welcome them from April 2021 in line with the closed quarantine travel mannequin and pilot the vaccine passport is as a result of at the moment the epidemic scenario in Russia was additionally excessive. as within the nation and Kien Giang province is effectively managed. Moreover, Russia can also be a conventional market and the pick-up time in October is the time when Russian vacationers go to winter. Therefore, the Department has consulted with the Provincial People’s Committee to suggest to the Central Ministries and sectors to pick Russian vacationers as the primary guests within the upcoming tourism opening program. However, after that, the epidemic continued to interrupt out each at residence and overseas, so it couldn’t be achieved.
Actively put together
– What sort of tourism has the Department chosen for the upcoming program to welcome worldwide vacationers?
Phu Quoc is thought to vacationers as a pearl island, so the primary tourism product continues to be resort, leisure, discovery and expertise at sea. This can also be the primary tourism product to serve vacationers when piloting the opening of tourism, welcoming worldwide guests to Phu Quoc.
– Phu Quoc has many vacationer points of interest with a big inhabitants. Is there something particular concerning the implementation of anti-epidemic measures in these places, sir?
– At vacationer websites with a big inhabitants, the Department all the time completely understands that tourism models strictly and drastically implement epidemic prevention and management measures below the path of the Central Government and the Provincial People’s Committee. Service suppliers, staff and guests are required to observe 5K suggestions and different illness prevention measures in line with the steerage of the well being sector.
Visitors (primarily home vacationers) when visiting vacationer websites in Phu Quoc are completely screened. Especially, visitors from epidemic areas should check unfavorable earlier than boarding. Up to now, the epidemic scenario in Phu Quoc is being managed very effectively. As for the tourism trade, there have been no instances of officers, workers, staff and vacationers testing optimistic for Covid-19 to this point.
– Currently, what has the Phu Quoc tourism trade ready for this system to open tourism and welcome worldwide guests within the close to future?
– Currently, Phu Quoc has totally ready circumstances for merchandise, companies, technical amenities, lodging, travel, passenger transportation, meals, leisure, … to make sure effectively meet the wants of tourists. However, with a purpose to welcome worldwide visitors, the primary prerequisite is to have a full dose of Covid-19 vaccine for all officers, civil servants, workers, staff and your entire inhabitants on the island.
– How do you charge the success of the upcoming program to open tourism and welcome worldwide guests to Phu Quoc?
– Currently, as a result of sophisticated scenario of the epidemic each at residence and overseas, the tourism trade in addition to different sectors, ranges, localities and individuals are specializing in epidemic prevention and management. Moreover, the pilot plan to welcome worldwide visitors in Phu Quoc was determined and chaired by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, so it’s not doable to make feedback and assessments.
– Thank you, sir.
Mai Bao Tram
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