A policeman manages the traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Photo: AP
Vietnam will resume international commercial flights to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
But the flights are not yet available for tourists. They are reserved for Vietnamese nationals, diplomats, experts, managers, skilled workers, investors and their families, reports AP.
Flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to destinations in South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan will operate on a weekly basis. Flights connecting the cities with Cambodia and Laos will resume next week, according to a report posted on the government website.
To board a flight, passengers must hold a certificate showing they have tested negative for coronavirus no more than five days before the departure date. Upon arrival, they will be tested and placed under quarantine, the report said.