According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), about 153,000 foreign passengers flew to/from Vietnam from the time the country launched a pilot program to resume international flights in January to February 14.
With the lifting of restrictions on international passenger flights, the number of foreign arrivals in Vietnam is expected to increase in the coming period and gradually recover before COVID-19 broke out, the authority said.
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On February 15, or the first day of the reopening of regular international flights, Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport saw 80 international flights, including 23 passenger flights.
Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City operated 94 international flights that day.
Budget airline Vietjet Air and flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have announced plans to increase flight frequency and resume international networks.
Previously, the CAAV has 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 Feb. 15, returning to the normal situation as before the launch. outbreak of COVID-19 .
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According to the authority, the limits on the number of inbound and outbound international flights in Vietnam will be lifted. Meanwhile, the regulations on entry and pandemic prevention and control for passengers entering Vietnam will be implemented in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health.
Except for China, all countries that received Vietnam’s proposal have agreed to restore air links with Vietnam, the report said Vietnam News†