Update news reopening
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Many banks have reached their respective credit limits in the first nine months of 2021.
Thirty out of 200 foreign travelers came to Phu Quoc to play golf, which shows the great potential of golf.
HCM City has agreed to reopen entertainment venues, as the southern hub adapts to the ‘new normal’ situation.
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.
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 want to fly to Vietnam to celebrate Tet but international commercial flights have not resumed and few “rescue” flights exist.
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.
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.