The first international flight for passengers with vaccine passports lands at Van Don airport
On September 4, 297 Vietnamese citizens holding Covid-19 vaccine passports were repatriated from Japan on a test flight of Vietnam Airlines to Van Don international airport with a 7-day quarantine policy.
A flight to Van Don international airport in 2020 – Photo: @ ykhanpvn.afining
The pilot flight is applied to citizens who have been fully vaccinated with 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, of which the second dose is given at least 14 days before the date of entry and no more than 12 months. In addition, participants must present a certificate of negative Covid-19 test (RT-PCR method) confirmed by the competent authority of the host country within 72 hours prior to departure.
Accordingly, a 7-day concentrated quarantine at Novotel Ha Long Hotel is mandatory for all passengers after arriving at Van Don International Airport, which has been reduced from the 14-day quarantine period to 21. days earlier. After that, the participants still had to undergo another 7 days of self-isolation.
All procedures from arrival at the airport to moving to the isolation area are strictly in accordance with the Government’s anti-epidemic policy and the direction of the Ministry of Health.
This test flight is the basic step to expand international flights for those who really have needs such as foreign businessmen, overseas Vietnamese citizens, experts and investors.
Van Don Airport has welcomed 45,872 passengers including returning Vietnamese and foreign experts from 228 international flights. The second repatriation flight for Vietnamese citizens in the US is scheduled to land on September 12.