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Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc flights temporarily suspended

The Ministry of Transport has approved the temporary suspension of flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc island city in Kien Giang province.

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan signed a decision on the suspension of flights beginning at 0:00 on July 8 until further notice. The move came as HCM City is recording a large number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

"The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam shall notify airlines, relevant agencies and units for information and implementation; and at the same time consider and settle at the request of the airlines and the relevant State agencies on arranging special flights to transport health workers, medical supplies and equipment", the Ministry of Transport said.

The Ministry of Transport tasked the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam to coordinate with relevant agencies and units under the People's Committee of Kien Giang province to monitor the COVID-19 situation to make adjustments to flights to/Phu Quoc Airport in a timely manner.

The Ministry of Transport had previously agreed to suspend flights from HCM City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Thanh Hoa, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Gia Lai, Quang Binh, Nghe An, Quang Nam, and Thua Thien – Hue./