Amid an increasingly complicated global picture regarding COVID-19, Vietnam Airlines has decided to introduce a number of new regulations and adjust service standards on air routes between the RoK and the country.
Ahead of flights taking off, the national flag carrier will compile a list of passengers and closely co-ordinate efforts with authorities at the destination in order to initiate preventive measures to combat the epidemic in a timely manner.
In addition, the airline has also recommended that all passengers travelling from the RoK use face masks for the duration of their flight.
With regard to air service standards, Vietnam Airlines is to temporarily halt the serving of hot meals on flights, instead they will serve snacks and bottled spring water for passengers to limit their contact with reusable items.
Cabin temperatures will remain consistent at 26 degrees Celsius during the flight in order to limit the potential for the COVID-19 to survive and develop.
Passengers arriving in the nation from the RoK will be issued with a health declaration which should be filled in before the plane lands.
After operating on the route, all aircraft are to be disinfected by Vietnam Airlines in line with regulations set out by the health sector.
Moreover, all flights by Vietnam Airlines to the RoK will immediately return to the country following their arrival, while flight crews will not be entering the RoK.
In addition, the airline will reduce the frequency of flights to the RoK and flexibly adjust its other routes to meet the travel demands of passengers.
The airline will continue to monitor the development of the COVID-19 epidemic so they can be proactive in taking appropriate action.