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Nội Bài International Airport to stop receiving passengers from abroad from June 1

Update: May, 31/2021 - 17:24


Passengers wait for immigration procedures at Nội Bài International Airport. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội will stop receiving foreign arrivals from Tuesday until June 7 amid the complicated development of COVID-19.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, outbound flights from Nội Bài Airport are allowed to take off as normal.

The move followed orders of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Transport to curb the virus transmission.

The CAAV has also extended the suspension of receiving foreign arrivals at HCM City’s Tân Sơn Nhất Airport until June 14.

Earlier the airport was ordered to stop receiving passengers entering the country from May 27 to June 4.

Việt Nam has suspended international commercial flights to the country since early 2020 to prevent the coronavirus spreading.

Foreign experts, workers and Vietnamese citizens on repatriation flights were earlier allowed to enter Việt Nam at Nội Bài, Tân Sơn Nhất, Đà Nẵng, Vân Đồn airports and must be in 21-day quarantine at centralised sites.

Hà Nội has recorded more than 200 cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak resurged in late April.

The city has taken strict preventive measures like ordering the closure of restaurants, public parks and suspended non-essential services like karaoke venues, bars and massage parlours.

Meanwhile, 14-day social distancing under Directive 15 has been applied in the majority of HCM City’s districts from Monday. — VNS

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