The Transport Ministry has decided that air passengers from HCMC and Can Tho Province don’t have to furnish negative results of Covid tests done within three days before boarding.
Monday’s decision says only passengers traveling from very-high Covid risk localities or living in locked-down areas are required to show the Covid negative results from tests done within 72 hours before boarding their flight and submit the prescribed health declaration.
Travelers will not be allowed to board flights if they have Covid-19 symptoms including coughing, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat and loss of taste.
The ministry has also allowed an increase in the frequency of flights on domestic routes from Dec. 29 to Feb. 16, 2022.
Accordingly, the number of flights on the Hanoi – HCMC route will increase to 25 round-trip flights per day from now to Jan. 18 next year, and to 52 round trips per day from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16, 2022.
The frequency of flights on the HCMC – Da Nang and Hanoi – Da Nang routes will also be increased to 20 flights per day. On all other domestic routes, the frequency can be increased by nine round-trip flights per day.
The Health Ministry confirmed 14,867 new local Covid-19 cases Monday, pushing the ongoing wave’s tally to 1,659,987. The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Hanoi with 1,948 cases, Tay Ninh with 943 cases, and Hai Phong with 931 cases.