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.
The Hanoi People’s Committee has permitted eight hotels to quarantine foreigners when they enter Vietnam in order to prevent COVID-19 spread.
HCMC authorities allowed 180 bars and dance clubs to resume operations from 6 p.m. Monday after over a month of closure to curb the second Covid-19 wave.
Dinh Viet Thang, head of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), said the Ministry of Transport and other relevant agencies will submit the plans on Thursday to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, asking for flights to be reconnected to Guangzhou, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, and Cambodia and Laos.
All arrivals to Viet Nam shall have to pay for COVID-19 quarantine costs since September 1, 2020, according to Notice No. 313/TB-VPCP on conclusion of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc after a recent meeting on COVID-19 response.
Building plans to ensure the safety of each flight and allowing easier entry for foreign investors was a key point at an August 29 meeting of the Standing Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The Ministry of Transport will convene a meeting on September 1 with the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to discuss the plan in detail, especially quarantine work.