Vietnam to remove limits on international flights from Feb 15
The pilot programme allows international tourists to visit seven localities including Phú Quốc island, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam will remove its COVID-19 restrictions on all international flights from Feb 15, with flight frequencies to be restored to pre-pandemic levels.
According to state-run media Tuoi Tre, there will no longer be a limitation on the number of flights entering the country.
“Vietnam will lift restrictions on international flight starting Feb 15. The frequency of flights will be restored to pre-pandemic level,” Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Administration deputy director Dinh Viet Son said.
Currently, Vietnam allows international flights from 15 markets, with vaccinated passengers required to self-isolate for three days.
According to The Star, Vietnam is running a pilot programme for its tourism. International tourists are allowed to visit only seven localities – Phú Quốc island, Khánh Hòa, Quảng Nam, Danang, Quảng Ninh, Bình Định Province and Ho Chi Minh City.
In anticipation of the influx of tourism, the Hanoi Department of Tourism has started reopening museums, parks, historical sites and cinemas.
All international travellers under the new pilot programme will still be subjected to existing COVID-19 regulations to enter the country.
The actual frequency of flights will depend on regulations in other countries and market demand, Tuoi Tre reported.