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Rapid COVID-19 testing service available at Noi Bai Int’l Airport

The rapid COVID-19 testing service is now available for passengers at Terminal T1 of Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. 

The service has been provided since July 10 by the healthcare centre of Soc Son district at the terminal, which handles domestic flights, from 7am to 5pm every day, and results are available after 30 minutes.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) regulated that all passengers boarding flights to or from Ho Chi Minh City must produce a valid negative test result for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

Data from Noi Bai International Airport show that the number of passengers flying between Hanoi and HCM City accounted for about 30 percent of the total passengers this airport handled recently.

Before the restriction on the number of passengers travelling each day on the Hanoi - HCM City route was imposed, more than 3,100 passengers departed for or arrived from HCM City at Noi Bai Airport each day.

The figure dropped to 960 on July 9, when the restriction began to take effect.

According to the CAAV rules, staff members of airports, especially Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City, and Vietnamese airlines operating flights to/from HCM City must receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine or have a negative coronavirus test result within 72 hours.

After two vaccination phases in June and July, 100 percent of frontline personnel and most of other employees at Noi Bai Airport have got the first shot of vaccine./.