Vietnam to limit inbound flights forward of Lunar New 12 months

Vietnam will limit flights bringing citizens dwelling from now right until the finish of the Lunar New Calendar year in mid-February when large gatherings indoors are envisioned, to cut down coronavirus risks, the country’s prime minister claimed.

Reuters

Printed ON JAN 10, 2021 01:42 PM IST

Vietnam will restrict flights bringing citizens household from now right until the finish of the Lunar New Calendar year in mid-February, when big gatherings indoors are anticipated, to reduce coronavirus challenges, the country’s prime minister said.

With a new Covid-19 variant spreading around the globe and the impending Lunar New 12 months, the country’s most significant holiday break, only essential flights authorized by wellness, international, protection, public protection and transport ministry are authorized to enter the nation, Key Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reported.

After the Lunar New Calendar year, which falls on February 10-16, the transport ministry will study the possibility of global flights resumption, Phuc additional.

Vietnam has suspended all inbound international business flights given that late March, but the govt has been working repatriation flights to bring house Vietnamese citizens caught overseas amid the pandemic.

Some exclusive flights carrying international gurus and investors have been authorized to fly into Vietnam. All individuals moving into the place have to shell out 14 days in quarantine.

The place on Tuesday suspended inbound flights from nations around the world with new Covid-19 variants, at first Britain and South Africa.

Thanks to stringent quarantine and monitoring measures, Vietnam fared substantially much better than many nations, registering a complete of 1,513 coronavirus infections and 35 deaths. It has long gone 38 times with no domestically transmitted instances.

This story has been revealed from a wire agency feed without modifications to the textual content.

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