|The Ministry of Transport has agreed to increase flight frequency on domestic routes. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The amount of domestic flights operating nationwide will increase from Wednesday, after a decision by the Ministry of Transport.
Deputy Minister of Transport Lê Anh Tuấn on Tuesday agreed to up the number of two-way flights on routes between Hà Nội – Đà Nẵng, Hà Nội – HCM City and Đà Nẵng – HCM City to 16 per day.
From December 15, flight frequency will increase further to 20 per day on those routes, and nine daily two-way flights on other routes.
The decision included conditions for passengers, such as proof of full vaccination or recovery from the COVID-19, and negative tests for coronavirus.
All passengers must also make health declarations.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) also announced that it completely agrees with the Health Ministry’s proposal on the suspension of international flights to and from African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Lesotho and Mozambique due to the emergence of Omicron variant there.
The CAAV also agreed to halt the issuance of entry visa to passengers going to or arriving from these nations.
Flights carrying Vietnamese citizens home under the combination package plan must receive permission from the ministries of foreign affairs, health, transport, national defence, and public security. — VNS