Seoul (VNA) – The national airline Vietnam Airlines operated its first pilot flight on November 17, carrying international tourists from Seoul (Republic of Korea) to the central coastal city of Da Nang.
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 sightseeing or visit relatives. To board the flight, each passenger must be in possession of a negative vaccination passport
COVID-19[female[feminine 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 reporter that he was traveling to Vietnam to visit 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.
After the pilot flight, the airline will continue to operate many more to the five Vietnamese sites of Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Da Nang and Quang Ninh which have been authorized to welcome international tourists as pilot. /.