HCM City wants to receive foreign travelers in December 2021

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has agreed with the Ministry of Transport’s proposal to resume international air routes and requested the Prime Minister to allow it to welcome international visitors from December 2021.

The city made the proposal in an urgent document sent to the Government’s Office on December 8, saying it is capable of meeting the requirements of organizing international commercial flights in the near future.

It said many local companies have developed plans to engage in the operation of international flights to/from Ho Chi Minh City via Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The city has 61 hotels with a total of 6,183 beds designated for quarantining incoming visitors and is to add new paid isolation sites.

HCM City is capable of receiving foreign visitors and organizing concentrated medical isolation, said the document.

The city also proposed piloting regular international commercial flights to/from Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the first phase from December. It is considering entry conditions for incoming passengers with a vaccine passport from countries and regions.

Accordingly, diplomats and experts entering Vietnam with a vaccine passport will self-monitor health at the place of residence (either at home or hotel) for at least seven days.

Similarly, Vietnamese citizens with a vaccine passport are required to self-isolate at their place of residence (either at home or hotel) registered with local authorities for at least seven days.

Foreign tourists entering Vietnam must follow instructions set out by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

HCM City earlier proposed carrying out a pilot scheme to welcome back international tourists with a vaccine passport from December 2021.