HANOI, Vietnam (AFP) — Vietnam will raise coronavirus restrictions on worldwide flights for totally vaccinated passengers from Tuesday, the nation’s aviation authority mentioned in a press release.
The communist nation has just about closed itself to the world since March 2020 because of the pandemic, dealing a extreme blow to its very important tourism sector.
Authorities have slowly eased the curbs in latest months, with guests trickling in beneath a bubble association since November.
Beginning Tuesday (1700 GMT Monday), “Vietnam will raise restrictions on passenger carriage on scheduled flights and non-scheduled flights,” the civil aviation authority mentioned.
The assertion, launched Sunday, didn’t say what number of flights can be allowed to enter, however indicated arrivals could possibly be permitted to return to pre-pandemic ranges.
Anybody eager to enter Vietnam have to be totally vaccinated and should observe a three-day quarantine, both at house or in a resort, based on laws.
Travellers should nonetheless abide by current entry-exit laws and pre-pandemic healthcare necessities, the authority mentioned.
Greater than 90 % of adults within the nation have obtained two Covid-19 vaccine doses. The federal government is contemplating inoculating younger youngsters because it accelerates the rollout of booster photographs.
Vietnam is at the moment reporting round 20,000 new every day instances, and has recorded greater than 2.5 million infections with almost 39,000 deaths for the reason that starting of the pandemic.
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