FM spokesperson: Vietnam to resume several commercial flights with high level of safety

Friday, 2020-09-18 11:07:15
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Vietnam has decided to resume some commercial flights between Vietnam and six countries and territories.
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NDO/VNA - The Prime Minister and the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control have decided to resume some commercial flights between Vietnam and six countries and territories - Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), China, Taiwan (China), Laos, and Cambodia - according to the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

During the ministry’s regular press conference in Hanoi on September 17, Hang said passengers eligible to enter Vietnam include Vietnamese citizens, foreigners holding diplomatic and official passports, experts, investors, corporate executives, skilled workers and their relatives, foreign students, and relatives of Vietnamese citizens from abroad.

To fulfil the task with a high level of safety, Vietnamese ministries and agencies have held working sessions with authorities abroad, as directed by the Prime Minister.

The spokesperson said flights linking Vietnam and Seoul, Tokyo, Taiwan (China), and Guangzhou (China) were planned to be launched on September 15, while those to and from Vientiane and Phnom Penh scheduled to start from September 22.

People who enter Vietnam on commercial flights after transiting a third country must strictly follow medical quarantine regulations in the country.

At the conference, the spokesperson also stated that Vietnam, as a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), is willing to share information about and its experience in participating in the pact with the UK if the latter is interested.

She noted that as far as she knows, the UK had held some discussions with CPTPP members over recent time.

Hang stressed that the CPTPP is a high-quality free trade agreement with comprehensive commitments to promoting economic-trade cooperation among member countries and trade liberalization towards open and rules-based trade in the region.

She underlined that CPTPP member countries have adopted procedures for joining the pact, and economies interested in the pact should meet its high standards and follow admission process.