There will be only two round trip passenger flights daily between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s largest pandemic hotspot, starting 0:00 on July 22.
The decision was part of a document sent by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) on July 21.
Also per the document, all passenger flights between the capital and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho as well as between Hanoi and the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang’s Phu Quoc island will be suspended at the same time.
These decisions will last until further notice.
Cargo flights are carried out unrestricted. Regarding flights for the purpose of disease prevention and control and those serving official duties, airlines ought to report to the CAAV for consideration and settlement on a case-by-case basis. Other non-routine flights must be authorised by competent authorities.
All passengers must show documents certifying they test negative for SARS-CoV-2 as requested by the Health Ministry.