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'Phu Quoc sandbox’ expected to net 2-3 million visitors by this year's end

VGP – The Government plans to launch a pilot inbound tourism program with an aim to lure 2-3 million foreign arrivals to Phu Quoc Island by this year’s end, according to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

September 06, 2021 10:18 PM GMT+7

Addressing the Cabinet meeting on Monday, Pham underscored containing COVID-19 outbreak is now the highest priority while gradually reopening economic activities in safe areas.

He called for doubling efforts to put the COVID-19 pandemic under control by the end of this month but preventive measures need to remain in place due to the shortage of vaccines.

According to Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, head of the Government's working group on COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy, Viet Nam received 33 million doses of vaccines as of September 4 and the figure is expected to increase to around 50 million doses by the end of September.

The Southeast Asian country has administered 22,012,123 doses, with 3,338,783 people fully vaccinated./.

By Huong Giang