About 153,000 foreigners fly from/to Viet Nam since the pilot resumption of int'l flights

About 153,000 foreign passengers flew from/to Viet Nam from the time the country launched a pilot program to resume international flights from January to February 14, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV).
About 153,000 foreigners fly from/to Viet Nam since the pilot resumption of int'l flights. (Photo: VNA)
Tourists at an airport of Viet Nam. (Photo: VNA)

With the lifting of restrictions on international passenger flights, foreign arrivals to Viet Nam are expected to surge in the coming time and gradually recover to that before COVID-19 broke out, the authority said.

On February 15, or the first day of the reopening of regular international flights, Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi saw 80 international flights, including 23 passenger flights.

Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City served 94 international flights on the day.

Budget airline Vietjet Air and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have announced plans to increase flight frequency and resume international networks.

Earlier, the CAAV asked the Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) on the lifting of all restrictions on international flights from February 15, returning to the normal situation as before the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to the authorities, limits on the number of inbound and outbound international flights in Viet Nam will be removed. Meanwhile, regulations on entry and pandemic prevention and control for passengers entering Viet Nam will continue to be implemented in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Health, it said.

Except China, all the countries receiving Viet Nam’s proposal have agreed to restore aviation links with Viet Nam.

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(Source: VNA)