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Transport ministry loosens restrictions on public transport

VGP – Restrictions on public transport have been loosened since April 23 as Viet Nam moves to gradually ease social distancing rules, according to an announcement of the Ministry of Transport.

April 23, 2020 3:43 PM GMT+7

Airlines are allowed to conduct as many as 20 return flights per day between  Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City.

For Ha Noi/Ho Chi Minh City-Da nang route, airlines are allowed to conduct 6 return flights daily.

Each airline is only allowed to carry out one return flight/day departing from Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City to other localities.

Regarding road transport, Chairmen of provincial People’s Committees shall issue specific instruction for passenger road transport in their own localities.

Inter-provincial coaches are allowed to operate up to 30% of capacity and 50% in localities categorized as having risk and low risk of COVID-19 transmission, respectively. 

Regarding railway transportation, Viet Nam Railways is permitted to daily exploit three couples of trains on the north-south network and one couple a day for other routes. 

Passengers are requested to refrain from talking and eating and wear face masks on public vehicles./.

By Kim Anh