(Vietnam covid-19 update September 13, 2020) Vietnam will reopen international flights to 6 Asian Countries after Covid-19 Lockdown. Estimated up to 5000 travelers per week, reported officially from Government early September, 2020. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) is proposing the resumption of flights to Guangzhou, Seoul, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Taipei and Tokyo
The International flights six routes from September 15, 2020 after months of covid-19 lockdown
- Taipei-Ho Chi Minh City
- Vientiane-Quang Ninh
- Phnom Penh-Can Tho
based on the geographical suitability and the ability to allocate quarantine.
Passengers traveling on these flights would require a valid visa and must carry out quarantine according to the regulations upon entry. It is hoped that around 2,500-3,000 passengers would enter Vietnam on these flights each week, in addition to flights to repatriate citizens and charter flights carrying experts from other locations around the world.
According to information from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), Vietnam Airlines is the only group designated to conduct international flights in the first phase with a frequency of one flight per week per destination. After the pandemic is under control and the frequency of flights and number of routes increases, the CAAV will appoint other airlines to participate.
This will be the first easing of COVID-19 related flight restrictions for business travelers after months of lockdown.
The flights will allow for up to 5000 travelers to travel between Vietnam and the 6 Asian cities.
Vietnam is not yet open for general tourism.
The Vietnam government announced that foreigners stranded in the country will be granted an automatic visa extension good until September 30th, 2020.
Vietnam has successfully managed COVID-19 in contrast to many countries curbing the number of cases to 1046 since the pandemic began. Strict lockdown measures, quarantines and contact tracing have helped keep the number of confirmed cases down.
Tips on Safety Travel after Covid-19 lockdown: Vietnam covid-19 update
Taxis and private hire vehicles
You should wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.
The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance.
If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.
Follow the advice of the driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left-hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.
You should use contactless payment if possible, or find out if you can pay online in advance.
Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
When finishing your journey wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.
Current COVID-19 situation in Vietnam
- Confirmed infections 1059
- Recovered cases 893
- Deaths 35
The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 appeared in Vietnam on Jan. 23, 2020. Since March 22, the country’s borders have been closed to foreign travellers. Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers allowed to enter Vietnam at this time. Anyone entering Vietnam will need to undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
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