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Stranded tourists on famous island safely back to mainland

by VNA16 July 2022 Last updated at 07:00 AM

All the tourists stuck on Phu Quoc Island and others off the coast of Kien Giang safely return to land. (Photo: VNA)
All the tourists stuck on Phu Quoc Island and others off the coast of Kien Giang safely return to land. (Photo: VNA)

All the tourists stuck on Phu Quoc Island and others of Kien Hai district in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang due to the bad weather have safely landed on July 14.

From 6am of the day, ferry and high-speed boat services between the islands and the mainland, which were suspended for three days due to rough seas and strong winds, were resumed.

During the suspension, about 43,000 visitors were stranded in Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, while more than 1,000 others were unable to leave Kien Hai’s islands. Phu Quoc was chosen as one of the first destinations to reopen their doors to international visitors in an effort to recover the national tourism industry.

The island city received an estimated 1.4 million visitors in the first six months of this year, including 46,200 foreigners. Revenues from tourism shot up 46% year on year to top 2.84 trillion VND (122 million USD).

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