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MASK WEARING COMPULSORY ON FLIGHTS
Passengers are subjected to a penalty of VND 1-3 million (US$ 43.6-130) if they fail to wear face mask during flights.
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 move aims to ensure safety for passengers amid complicated evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe and rising travel demands during upcoming festivals.
Airlines are responsible for informing their passengers about disease prevention regulations (face coverings and medical registration) at check-in counters and on-board radios in accordance with point a, Item 1, Article 8, Decree 162/2018/ND-CP, dated November 30, 2018 on administrative penalties for civil aviation offences.
Earlier, the Ha Noi-HCMC route was named as the world’s second busiest after RoK’s Jeju-Seoul, according to British aviation analysis company OAG.
Viet Nam has so far confirmed 1,402 Covid-19 cases, including 1,246 recoveries and 35 deaths.
To support businesses to recover operations soon, numerous policies related to deferring tax and land rent payments are to be put in place, while a reduction in corporate income tax is being considered.
The acute respiratory disease caused by SARS Cov-2 (COVID-19) has created changes in consumer preferences as well as business models and technology.
By industry, foreign investors invested in 17 industries. The processing and manufacturing industry drew the most FDI funding with over US$3 billion, accounting for 55.7 % of the total registered FDI funding, followed by the electricity production and distribution sector with US$1.44 billion or 26.5% of the total. Real estate and science-technology followed with nearly US$485 million and nearly US$153 million, respectively.
Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for foreign investors as several of the world’s largest technology corporations plan to shift their production chains to Vietnam, leading to certain changes in the structure and productivity of the labour market.
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