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To prepare for the launching of the Hanoi-Prague direct service, Bamboo Airways has sold tickets for the route since February 5.
On the same day, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced that it will reduce 14 flights per week between Vietnam and Europe, including between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and London/Paris/Frankfurt, in an attempt to contain the spread of the epidemic.
Vietnam Airlines is now the only Vietnamese carrier to operate flights between Vietnam and Europe.
As Europe is now one of the COVID-19 epicenters with hundreds of infection cases per day, the Vietnamese Government has agreed to suspend unilateral visa exemptions for citizens from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the UK, Germany, France and Spain, starting from 0:00 on March 12.