SEOUL (Vietnam News / Asia News Network): The national carrier Vietnam Airlines on Wednesday (November 17th) operated its first pilot flight carrying international tourists from Seoul, Republic of Korea, to the central coastal city of Danang.
On board the flight were passengers from the Republic of Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Czech Republic and Australia, who traveled to Vietnam for vacation or for visit relatives.
To board the flight, each passenger needed a vaccine passport, a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of departure and a return ticket, among other requirements.
Before boarding, Oh Young-roh, a national of North Korea, told the Vietnamese news agency that he was traveling to Vietnam to see his family.
He hopes the Vietnamese government will consider reducing the current seven-day quarantine period for those with negative test results who are fully vaccinated for at least two weeks before arrival.
Tommy Addis, from the United States, said he was happy to return to Vietnam and complied with all regulations for the prevention and control of pandemics in the country.
William Hale, also from the United States, said Vietnam has protected its citizens very well during the pandemic.
With the vaccines and PCR tests, the local population was able to travel quite comfortably and international tourists also started to think about going to Vietnam, he added.
Upon arrival at the Hoiana Complex Resort in Duy XuyÃªn district, all visitors were tested for Covid-19. After getting negative test results for SARS-CoV-2, they will record travel schedules as scheduled.
During their seven-day stay in Quáº£ng Nam, visitors will stay at the Hoiana Complex Resort, visit Vinpearl Land South Há»i An, Há»i An Old Town and Má»¹ SÆ¡n World Cultural Heritage Site.
Nguyá» n Thanh Há»ng, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said it was a positive signal for the local tourism sector, helping to promote the image of Quáº£ng Nam as a destination. safe for domestic and foreign visitors.
Holidaymakers coming to Quáº£ng Nam should receive two full vaccines against Covid-19 and strictly follow the Covid-19 prevention regulations of the locality and the Ministry of Health.
According to Há»ng, Quáº£ng Nam is expected to welcome 100 foreign visitors on November 18 and another 200 on November 25 from the United States, the Republic of Korea and Canada.
On November 11, two charter flights carried more than 400 fully vaccinated South Korean and Japanese passengers from Seoul and Tokyo to the resort town of Nha Trang in the south of the country.
The island city of PhÃº Quá»c in the southern province of KiÃªn Giang will also welcome the first group of international tourists to Vietnam on November 20.
A total of 209 tourists from the Republic of Korea (RoK) will come to PhÃº Quá»c on a Vietjet flight for a four-day, three-night package trip to the PhÃº Quá»c United Center.
Tourists will board flight VJ3749 from Incheon International Airport and land at Phu Quoc International Airport at noon on November 20.
The entire tour itinerary was coordinated by Vinpearl’s strategic partner, Highland Marketing Tourism Company and Vietjet Air to bring Korean tourists, who have “vaccine passports”, to PhÃº Quá»c United Center as directed. international arrival of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and KiÃªn Giang province.
The airline will continue to operate 24 trips to KhÃ¡nh HÃ²a, Quáº£ng Nam and Quáº£ng Ninh which have been authorized to accommodate international tourists on a pilot basis.
Nguyá» n Minh TÃ¢m, deputy head of Vietnam Airlines’ marketing and sales department, said the airline has worked with a number of key markets to open 15 to 20 charter flights by the end of January.