06/07/2021 10:47 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

More provinces stop HCM City flights over COVID-19 concerns

An aircraft of Vietnam Airlines. Photo: VNA
The Ministry of Transport has approved a proposal by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to stop flights from HCM City to Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue, and Quang Nam provinces with effect from July 5 to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The CAAV said the three central provinces had made the request.

But it would consider special flights carrying medical staff and supplies for exemption.

Hai Phong City and eight provinces, the others being Quang Ninh, Quang Binh, Gia Lai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, and Nghe An, have so far stopped flights to and from HCM City, which is suffering intense coronavirus outbreaks since late May that have seen caseload soaring past 6,000.

Other places such as Phu Quoc, Da Lat and Vinh require passengers to arrive with a negative PCR test certificate.