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Transport ministry seeks resumption of regular int’l flights from Dec 15, end to quarantine for vaccinated passengers

The Ministry of Transport has submitted to the Prime Minister a plan on the pilot resumption of regular international flights carrying passengers to Vietnam from December 15, in anticipation of a year-end surge in travel demand.

Optimism returns as Vietnam reopens, but risks lurk

Two months have elapsed since the issuance of Resolution128 which said Vietnam needs to ‘live together with the pandemic’. Production has gradually resumed and positive signs in the economy are reappearing.

To recover tourism, policies must be consistent

Travel firms are concerned about the inconsistency of policies. The unpredictability makes it impossible to plan their business, they say.

Vietnam’s economy showing signs of recovery: IMF official

Vietnam is showing signs of socio-economic recovery though the COVID-19 pandemic remains complex, according to Francois Painchaud, Regional Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the country.

HCMC: eateries continuously allowed to operate until 10pm

The People’s Committee of HCMC has approved a decision to extend a pilot program allowing food and drink facilities to operate until 10 p.m.

Vietnam to receive first Thai tourists in December

The first Thai travelers may arrive in Vietnam in December and Vietnamese would be able to travel abroad as part of an official tourism bubble established between the countries.

Vietnam Airlines operates first regular direct flight from US

A Vietnam Airlines flight with 170 passengers on board departing from San Francisco, the US, arrived at Da Nang International Airport on December 1.

Vietnam boats advantages in foreign investment attraction

Vietnam is assessed to have plenty of room to compete for foreign direct investment (FDI) against major competitors in the current global production shift, said Nguyen Bich Lam, former Director General of the General Statistics Office.

Woodwork enterprises racing for year-end orders

Despite the adverse effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, export sales of Vietnam’s woodwork industry have climbed. expands credit quota for banks to meet growing credit demands

Many banks have reached their respective credit limits in the first nine months of 2021.


Vietnam aims to welcome thousands of golf tourists

Thirty out of 200 foreign travelers came to Phu Quoc to play golf, which shows the great potential of golf.

EU enterprises in Vietnam optimistic again

The leadership of European Union enterprises in Vietnam has become more optimistic about Vietnam’s business environment after the social distancing has ended, and commerce and investment have begun the “new normal.”

Cinemas reopen in HCM City

Cinemas in HCM City reopen today with a schedule of Hollywood and Vietnamese films, six months after social distancing started in late April.

The cost of reopening the economy

Nearly two months have passed since Ho Chi Minh City and 18 southern provinces have lifted lockdown measures and set up the "new normal", with the operations of people and enterprises gradually resuming.


HCM City entertainment sector begins new normal reopening

HCM City has agreed to reopen entertainment venues, as the southern hub adapts to the ‘new normal’ situation.

Traveling abroad: returning to Vietnam faces roadblocks

Vietnamese travelers are welcomed in many foreign markets but many dare not book outbound tours because they don’t know when they can return to the country.

Economists warn of high inflation, low growth rate

Seeking capital to help recover production and business is not easy but it’s not the biggest difficulty, experts say. The tougher task is driving money “to the right addresses at the right time”.

Millions of overseas Vietnamese to celebrate Tet in Vietnam if int'l air routes reopen

Millions of overseas Vietnamese want to fly to Vietnam to celebrate Tet but international commercial flights have not resumed and few “rescue” flights exist.

International flights welcome foreign travelers back

A number of chartered flights carrying foreign travelers with vaccine passports are coming to Vietnam this week under closed tourism programs. Five localities have prepared to serve international arrivals.

International flights should be reopened immediately, say experts

Economic and transportation experts have agreed that it is high time for Vietnam to reopen international flight routes and gave their suggestions on how they should be managed post-pandemic at a webinar on Wednesday.