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Vietnam to Remove Limits on International Flight Frequency Tomorrow

Another step toward some kind of normal.

Tuoi Tre News reports that starting tomorrow, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) will remove all limits on frequency for inbound international flights. The move is in line with the country's gradual reopening after almost two years of major flight restrictions, but it will be up to airlines to decide how frequently they actually want to operate flights, as normal inbound tourism is still suspended and demand is nowhere near its pre-pandemic levels.

On January 1, the government allowed for flights from the United States, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany to restart, but there are still other rules and regulations in place from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health. 

Đinh Việt Sơn, deputy head of the CAAV, told the news source that flight frequency would also depend on the rules of other countries, as Japan and South Korea still limit flights, while China has not agreed to resume any commercial flights to Vietnam under its rigorous "Zero Covid" approach. 

Foreign tourism of some sort is expected to return in late March or April, though it remains unclear what kind of rules will be in place regarding that. 

[Photo by Bích Ngân via Thanh Nien

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