VOV.VN - The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has decided to suspend all regular passenger flights between localities that are implementing social distancing measures, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Priority is only given to flights serving official services and COVID-19 prevention tasks, the CAAV said in a report to the Ministry of Transport.
For repatriation flights between two localities, the CAAV requested the two localities to develop a detailed plan to ensure pandemic prevention measures are fully observed.
Earlier, the CAAV requested airlines to suspend passenger flights from Hanoi to Can Tho and Phu Quoc and vice versa, starting on July 22.
Passengers on domestic flights are required to have a valid negative test certificate in line with COVID-19 guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health.
Currently, both Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have testing services.
Passengers traveling from epidemic hit areas must comply with local isolation regulations.
Many southern localities, including HCM City, have recently extended social distancing measures to halt the spread of the virus in the community.
Hanoi capital has also extended its social distancing order for another two weeks until August 23 in an effort to separate F0 cases from the community.