International flights to Vietnam officially resume since the covid-19 pandemic

After the first international regular flight carrying passengers from Cambodia to Vietnam, in the coming days, a series of other international flights will also be resumed and tickets will be sold to customers in need.

On the evening of January 1, 2022, the first international regular flight carrying two-way passengers (going and returning) to Vietnam was officially carried out. The flight carrying 121 passengers arrived in Vietnam with flight number VN852 route Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – Ho Chi Minh City operated by Vietnam Airlines.

The passengers on the flight meet the regulations to test negative, get vaccinated against Covid-19, or recover from Covid-19 before departure. Vietnam Airlines maintains the application of epidemic prevention measures for flights, such as disinfecting the aircraft, simplifying services to limit repeated contact… Passengers monitor their health and isolate according to the regulations of the Ministry of Transport Medical after landing.

The above flight officially marked the reopening of a regular international airport, restoring the bridge connecting Vietnam’s aviation with the world after nearly 2 years of having to suspend operations because of the COVID-19 epidemic. The flight opens up hope for the recovery of aviation and international travel in the period of the new normal.

After the Vietnam – Cambodia flight is restored, on the basis of the agreement of the Government, the Ministry of Transport, and the flight license of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, in the next few days, a series of other regular international routes will also be resumed. The airline has started selling commercial tickets to customers in need.

The plan to resume regular international flights carrying passengers to areas with a high safety factor starting from January 1, 2022, has been approved by the Government. This policy aims to restore international passenger transport activities; promote the process of economic recovery, tourism; not let Vietnam lag behind other countries in the region; create conditions for Vietnamese citizens to return to their homeland in the context of the coming Lunar New Year.

Initially, the plan to reopen international flights will be piloted for 2 weeks, then the second phase will be piloted in 1 month. The Ministry of Transport will evaluate and report to the Government to proceed to normal operation.