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Gov’t approves resumption of six int’l air routes

VGP - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has approved the Ministry of Transport’s proposal on resuming international commercial flights to six destinations, the Government Office announced Tuesday.

09/15/2020 20:00

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     >>> Infographic: Resumption of int'l commercial flights to six destinations

     >>> First int’l commercial flights may be resumed since mid-September

Accordingly, Viet Nam will resume air routes to Guangzhou (China), Taiwan (China), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), and Tokyo (Japan) from September 15, and to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Vientiane (Laos) from September 22.

The maximum number of flights will not exceed two per week on each route and may be further increased in depending on real conditions.

The number of passengers on each flight and other entry conditions shall be agreed upon between Viet Nam and each partner based on the reciprocity principle.

Passengers on such flights shall include holders of diplomatic and official passports and their family members; experts, investors, business managers, high-tech workers and their family members; and Vietnamese wishing to return home.

Entry requirements

Passengers on such flights shall include holders of diplomatic and official passports and their family members; experts, investors, business managers, high-tech workers and their family members; and Vietnamese wishing to return home.

Holders of diplomatic and official passports and their family members shall have to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days prior to departure.

After landing in Viet Nam, they shall undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine at designated hotels or other accommodations.

For experts, investors, business managers, high-tech workers and their family members, they shall have to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days before boarding.

After landing in Viet Nam, they shall undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine at their factories or designated hotels/accommodations.

Vietnamese people shall also be requested to present a certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within three days prior to departure.

Upon arrival, they shall undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test and quarantine at centralized facilities or designated hotels and accommodations.

Passengers flying from a third country shall be placed under 14-day quarantine.

Deputy PM, FM minh tasked the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to shorten time required for visa issuance to three days.

The Ministry of Public Security shall coordinate with local authorities to organize and supervise the implementation of quarantine rules as regulated.

The Ministry of Health was asked to organize quick tests in accordance with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

Localities, including Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City were tasked to further increase quarantine capacity./.

By Quang Minh