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Vietnam yet to agree on resuming international flights

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Vietnam is still debating when to reopen international flights in the wake of the rising number of domestic Covid-19 cases, VN Express has reported.

Last week, the Vietnam Aviation Business Association requested authorities to allow commercial flights to countries that have successfully curbed the spread of coronavirus.

After discussions with other nations, Dinh Viet Thang, head of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam revealed that many had “agreed to resume flights to Vietnam, with all passengers quarantined and tested for Covid-19.”

A resumption with cautious guidelines in place would boost the nation’s economy, especially the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are taking the hardest hit, according to economist Le Dang Doanh.

He suggested three or four hotels be allocated in each city for quarantine, or even medical certificates and quick testing upon landing.

However, economist Ngo Tri Long disagrees, stating that looser controls in immigration may have caused the second wave of coronavirus transmission in Danang, the report said.

As of today, the number coronavirus cases in Vietnam has increased to 1,009 with 25 fatalities. 

Worldwide 213 countries and territories have registered over 23 million cases of Covid-19.

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