Update news reopening

Danang to resume international commercial flights from March 27

The first international commercial flights will be resumed in the central city of Danang on March 27 after two years of suspension for Covid-19 prevention.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter bustles again

Following the full reopening, many ancient streets around Hanoi welcomed a large number of citizens and people to play, enjoy cuisine and go shopping. This is a positive signal for the recovery of the capital city’s tourism.

Ministry issues detailed guidance on entry regulations

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a document on the tourism reopening plan in the new normal.

Reopened international flights to help FDI take off

The reopening of international flights to Vietnam after more than one year of closure, coupled with the country’s bright prospect for economic recovery, will help accelerate the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Air links between Vietnam and 19 countries/territories have reopened since pilot flight resumption

A total of 19 flight routes between Vietnam and other countries have resumed operations since the pilot programme to bring back international flights starting from the beginning of 2022, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

Restrictions on international flights to be removed from February 15

The CAAV has asked the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation to issue a Notice To Airmen on the lifting of all restrictions on international flights from February 15, returning to the normal situation as before the outbreak of COVID-19.

Almost all manufacturing, trading activities in HCMC resume

HCMC has seen almost all manufacturing enterprises resume after the Covid pandemic and operate at over 95% capacity.

Thriving businesses target $10 billion in revenue

In 2021, despite great challenges caused by Covid-19, the enterprises of Vietnamese billionaires are growing and thriving.

Hanoi cinemas set to reopen on February 10 after months of closure

The administration of Hanoi has decided to reopen all cinemas throughout the capital city, starting on February 10, after months of closure due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aviation boom signals strong economic recovery

In the early days of 2022, Vietnam’s airports were packed with passengers, which was good news for the local aviation industry and a positive sign for strong economic recovery.

Vietnam’s aviation expected to strongly rebound this year

The recent recovery signs of domestic and international air routes stir hope of the sector for a strong rebound this year following a bad year in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Saigonese return to karaoke parlors after six months of closure

Karaoke parlors were very crowded on January 10, the first day of the new normal for entertainment facilities in HCM City.

Vietnamese tourism flexibly adaptive to revive in new situation

The number of international tourists to Vietnam in December 2021 rose by 14.2 percent compared to that of the previous month as the country is piloting the welcome of foreign visitors and international commercial flights are being resumed.

Army General speaks about pandemic-response proposal, Prime Minister’s brainstorming decision

Proposing a declaration of a state of emergency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic was a “proposal of nerves”, not only for the Party, State and Government’s leaders, but also for ministries and appropriate agencies.

Flexibility is key in fighting the pandemic

No extreme solution – full opening or closing – will work in the context of Covid-19. ‘Flexibility’ is the principle used in wartime and applies to this situation.

Ho Chi Minh City to reopen bars, dance clubs from next week

Ho Chi Minh City will reopen bars, dance clubs and karaoke parlors from January 10 after a period of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vietnam Airlines operates first international flight since COVID-19

A flight carrying 121 passengers from Phnom Penh to HCMC landed at Tan Son Nhat Airport on the evening of January 1, making it the first regular international operated by Vietnam Airlines after a nearly-two-year hiatus.

Phu Quoc attracts luxury travelers from abroad

The Phu Quoc island of southern Kien Giang province received more than 50 Lao tourists on December 30 – 31 who boarded private aircraft and planned to use premium services on the island.

First regular international flight to resume on January 5 to Japan

Plans are in place to resume some regular international flight routes to Vietnam, almost two years after they were halted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Gov’t requests quickly resuming international air routes

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has requested relevant ministries and agencies to complete laying down consistent, detailed guidelines regarding the reopening of international commercial flights.