Vietnam allows to resume many domestic routes to meet the year-end travel demand

, Vietnam allows to resume many domestic routes to meet the year-end travel demand
  • The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport has approved increasing the frequency of flights on many domestic routes to meet the year-end travel demand.
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Under a decision issued on Tuesday, the number of return flights on Hanoi – Da Nang, Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City routes will be raised to a maximum of 16 per day from the current six from Wednesday to December 14.

In the remaining half of the month, the maximum number of daily two-way flights will be 20 on those three routes, and nine on others.

The decision also mentioned conditions for passengers, such as presenting certificates of full vaccination against COVID-19 or recovery from the disease, and testing negative for the coronavirus using real-time RT-PCR or rapid antigen testing methods within 72 hours of departure.

Those departing from high-risk areas like Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho must furnish a negative coronavirus test before boarding, even if they have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the respiratory disease.

Besides, all passengers have to make health declarations, using the PC-COVID application.

Passengers will not be allowed to board their flight if they show symptoms of a cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle ache, sore throat or loss of taste.

The Vietnamese government has allowed airlines to resume flying on all domestic routes since October 21 at reduced frequencies.

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Last week, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam sought approval from the transport ministry to increase flight frequency among major cities to cater to higher travel demand during the year-end peak season.

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Source: Tuoi tre.

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