"It’s appealing to retirees for its many beaches and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in tropical weather," the company said.
Phu Quoc night market, January 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
Phu Quoc, dubbed ‘pearl island’, has become a top tourist destination after it built an international airport in 2012 and the government rolled out a 30-day visa-free policy for foreigners in 2014. The island received over five million visitors in 2019, up 30 percent from 2018, including 541,600 foreigners.
The Vietnamese government has suspended international flights since March 25 and banned entry of foreign nationals except special categories since March 22 but it is considering "Covid-19 vaccine passports" to allow vaccinated foreign tourists back to the country.
Vietnam continues to be a top 10 country for retiring abroad, holding on to its spot in the 2021 Retirement Index released by International Living earlier this year.