Vietnam's Civil Aviation Authority may restart International flights from mid-September

By TIN Media | Asean News Published 2 months ago on 5 September 2020
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VIETNAM:

Vietnam's Civil Aviation Authority is working on a proposal to restart international flights from 15 September with all passengers quarantined for 14 days upon arrival at the country, according to a post on the government website citing Dinh Viet Thang, director of the Civil Aviation Authority.

First on the list are Japan and South Korea. Vietnam is planning four journeys a week for each route. The proposal is still being discussed with the Ministry of Transport along with foreign affairs, defense, health, and labour ministries.

In order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, international flights to Vietnam stopped in April. Local airlines have taken a hit and this year they have lost an estimated $4 billion.

Other ASEAN countries, while some hubs continue to be used for passenger transit flights, are at this stage largely closed to international traffic.


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