From February 15, Vietnam will not limit the frequency of regular international flights to all markets, returning to normal as before the Covid-19 epidemic.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has notified the authorities of other countries about the unlimited operation of international commercial flights from February 15.
Talking to Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper on February 13, Mr. Dinh Viet Son, Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, said that the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has informed aviation authorities of countries and territories from 15 days. 2 Vietnam lifted restrictions on operating frequency with international flights, returning to normal as before the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The lifting of the mining frequency restriction will be done with all markets that have been exploited before the Covid-19 epidemic, not only with markets that have been piloted in the past time. The Prime Minister requested that at the latest. Before March 30, international tourism must be reopened, but if you want to reopen international tourism, airlines must go one step ahead.The Ministry of Transport has directed the Department to reopen all markets Previously, the market was operated, normally as before the epidemic. Thus, all markets will reopen, with no restrictions on flight frequency and flight points.”
On the afternoon of February 11, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam sent a written request to the Vietnam Flight Management Corporation to issue the Notice of Aviation (NOTAM) to officially notify all relevant aviation authorities about the situation. From February 15, Vietnam will reopen regular international flights as normal as before the epidemic. For example, China currently has not yet agreed to the plan to return to normal,” said Mr. Son.
“The Government’s projection is to open up international tourism before March 30, the aviation industry has to be one step ahead,” said Mr. Son.
According to the leader of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, although international flights are operated normally, regulations on entry and epidemic prevention for passengers entering Vietnam still follow the guidance of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health.
A Plane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam. Photo: Quynh Tran
Previously, the Ministry of Transport assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to discuss with aviation authorities of partner countries and territories to decide to resume international flights. From January 1, the aviation industry has reopened routes to the US, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taipei, Singapore, Australia, Russia, UK, France, Germany, but still limited the frequency of operations according to the regulations. epidemic prevention requirements.
With China, although Vietnam has proposed, it has not yet agreed to operate regular flights with Vietnam. In addition, currently Japan and South Korea still restrict entry of people on flights from Vietnam to prevent epidemics.
On December 25, the Government Office issued a written notice of the direction of Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, assigning the Ministry of Transport to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant ministries, branches and localities to carefully consider and proactively decide on the resumption of regular international commercial flights to areas with a high safety factor.
Then, on February 11, the Ministry of Transport assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to organize discussions with aviation authorities of partner countries to decide to resume regular international passenger flights to markets with established routes. direct flights to Vietnam before the Covid-19 epidemic, in addition to the markets that were deployed in January.
Vietnam lifts restrictions, reopens all international routes from February 15
From January 1, 2022, Vietnam has operated regular flights carrying passengers from markets including the US, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan (China), Singapore, Australia, Russia, the UK, and France. , Virtue. However, due to the requirements of the aviation authorities of countries and territories and the needs of passengers, the frequency of these routes is even lower than before the Covid-19 epidemic.
On the airline side, the leader of Vietnam Airlines affirmed that if it is slow to reopen international routes, Vietnam will lose its competitive advantage in destination, not only for tourists but also for investors. Businesses in the aviation and tourism industries are weakened, which can lead to bankruptcy and loss of competitiveness, making it extremely difficult to recover from the pandemic.
With the vaccination rate increasing, many countries around the world have introduced policies to attract international tourists and anticipate travel demand when the pandemic is gradually being controlled.
Credit: Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper