The Vietnamese Government has decided to “minimise the number of inbound flights” into Việt Nam until after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday as more contagious variants of coronavirus have been recorded up in many countries.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily suspend inbound flights from countries and territories, firstly the UK and South Africa, that have reported new COVID-19 variants.
The ministry suggested the Government leader direct the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Public Security, Transport and National Defense and the relevant agencies to stop organizing and limit the licensing of flights to Vietnam from countries and territories that have reported cases of the new coronavirus variant, the local media reported.
As illegal entry and exit is a threat to the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic, border soldiers across the country are making efforts to prevent illegal entrance, especially before the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
The latest regulation is part of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam’s directive on COVID-19 prevention and control measures on airplanes especially during the New Year, Lunar New Year of Metal Ox and the spring Festival 2021.
The COVID-19 situation in HCM City is under control following four recent community-transmitted cases, the city Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention has said.
The success story in Covid-19 fight could be the key for Viet Nam to win trust from the international community, including foreign investors, in the post-Coronavirus period.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily suspend commercial flights while chairing a meeting on Covid-19 response on Tuesday. The decision was made one day after the Ministry of Health the first community infection case of Covid-19 (patient numbered 1,347), ending a streak of 88 consecutive days without a single local infection.