Resumption of 6 international flight routes does not apply to tourism

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam is to open its international flights with countries and territories with good record of COVID-19 control similarly to Vietnam’s as from September 15. 
Resumption of 6 international flight routes does not apply to tourism - ảnh 1 Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Ngoc Dong responds to reporters' questions. (Photo: VNA)

Deputy Transport Minister Nguyen Ngoc Dong told the press on Friday, “As from Sep 15, international flights with South Korea, Japan, China and as from Sep 22, flights with Chinese Taiwan, Laos and Cambodia are scheduled to reopen. Passengers proposed by the Ministry of Transport to the government include diplomats, civil servants, Vietnamese citizens working and living there with needs to return as well as foreign experts working in projects in Vietnam.”

Given Vietnam’s quarantine capacity, Vietnam expects to welcome some 5,000 immigrants this month.

Deputy Health Minister Truong Quoc Cuong talks about quarantine procedures for those passengers, "We review scenarios carefully to ensure safety. The military will play an important role in quarantine arrangement. The Ministry of Health has issued guidance on quarantine and distancing practices at home, at work, schools and public places. We believe that the resumption of international flights will be safe for public health and contribute to economic growth."