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Vietnam plans to resume international air routes in Q4

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed that the Ministry of Transport consider the gradual reopening of regular international commercial flights in four stages starting in the fourth quarter of this year.

Businesses resume production as workers return

Sixty per cent of companies in HCM City have resumed production since the lockdown was lifted half a month ago.

HCM City no longer requires negative COVID-19 test for vaccinated visitors

Twelve checkpoints in the gateways to HCM City will only check vaccination records and will not require a negative COVID-19 test for people traveling to HCM City, except for those coming from "very high-risk" areas.

Localities differ in welcoming students back to class

Some localities that have managed to bring COVID-19 under control have not yet decided when to allow students to return to school, even though the Government asked them to do so this month.

No vaccine mandate required for air passengers

Unvaccinated people and their children can now travel by air provided that they show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours before departure or recovered from the disease within the last six months.

48 localities reopen pilot interprovincial bus transport

Many localities still have strict regulations on testing and isolating people returning home, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) reported after a week of piloting passenger transport activities. 

Transport ministry allows increase of domestic flight frequency from October 21

The Ministry of Transport has allowed to increase frequency of domestic flights, including those in the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City air route.

Eight solutions suggested for supply chain disruption in southern key economic zone

The goods supply chain that connects HCM City and provinces in the southern key economic zone plays an important role in the economic development and social stability of the entire region. But it has been disrupted because of Covid-19.

Airlines allowed to increase frequency of domestic flights from October 21

The Ministry of Transport announced on October 19 that it has built plans on restoring domestic flights in the period from October 21 – November 30 based on the outcomes of the pilot resumption of domestic flights from October 10-17.

Short-term visa, layover flights are hindrances for foreign travelers

Vietnam received only 0.5 percent of travelers from Spain in 2019, although the number of visitors has increased in recent years.

Negative growth rate: unusual situation requires extraordinary solutions

Commenting on the negative growth rate in Q3, Tran Dinh Thien noted that this reflects the real situation of the economy but there is a foundation for a strong recovery in the future.

Only road, waterway passengers from extremely-high-risk areas subject to Covid tests

The Ministry of Transport on October 16 issued temporary instructions about the operation of transport services, requiring only passengers using road and waterway transport services to undergo Covid-19 tests

CAAV plans to resume regular flights locally after October 20

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has devised a plan aimed at resuming domestic flights from October 21 after reopening several domestic air routes on a trial basis from October 10.

More workers return to work

In recent days, workers from the Central Highlands provinces are returning to HCMC, Dong Nai, and Binh Duong to continue their jobs because they know that social distancing has been loosened, and businesses have started to resume production.

To restore tourism, localities need to 'shake off fears', develop safety plans

Localities need to reopen soon to receive travelers from other provinces but they need to develop consistent regulations.

Regular international air routes to reopen in early 2022

Giving vaccinations is the top priority so that by early 2022 regular international flights can reopen.

Localities hesitate to reopen, still await decisions from central agencies

Many cities and provinces are reopening hesitantly due to fear of the pandemic as their leaders are very cautious in making decisions because of the pressure of responsibility.

Hanoi: restaurant and passenger transport services to resume from October 14

According to the latest dispatch issued by Hanoi Mayor Chu Ngoc Anh, which takes effect from 6am on October 14, Hanoi authorities have allowed restaurants to reopen and serve diners on the spot, up to 50% of their capacity.

Local authorities urged to set green corridor for domestic flights

The first commercial flights have been provided in the new normal period. However, the application of different regulations in different localities have caused problems.

Coaches allowed to travel between HCM City and other provinces from Oct 13

Coaches transporting travellers between HCM City and other provinces can resume operation from October 13, with passengers required to follow pandemic prevention measures and make online health declarations.