Update news reopening
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Transport has allowed to increase frequency of domestic flights, including those in the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City air route.
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.
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.
Vietnam received only 0.5 percent of travelers from Spain in 2019, although the number of visitors has increased in recent years.
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.
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
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.
Localities need to reopen soon to receive travelers from other provinces but they need to develop consistent regulations.
Giving vaccinations is the top priority so that by early 2022 regular international flights can reopen.
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.
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.
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 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.