Vietnam Airlines to resume routes to Japan and South Korea as entry restrictions lifted

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A Vietnam Airlines plane at Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi on September 19, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy

Vietnam Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will restart air routes connecting major cities in Vietnam with tourist destinations in Japan and South Korea after entry restrictions were lifted.

From June 1, the national airline will resume the Hanoi-Busan and Da Nang-Seoul routes with the frequency of three to four flights per week.

A month later, he will resume his flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Busan, famous for its beaches, mountains and ancient temples.

From July 1, Vietnam Airlines will resume flights from Da Nang to Tokyo.

The carrier said it will also increase flights from Hanoi, HCMC to Seoul from three to four per week starting this Sunday, and will double its frequency on routes from Vietnam’s two largest cities to Tokyo and Osaka.

Japan has waived mandatory quarantine for people arriving from Vietnam who have received three injections of the Covid-19 vaccine and plans to reopen its border to foreign tourists from the end of last month.

South Korea also allowed all foreign tourists to enter the country without undergoing a mandatory quarantine from April 1.

Japan and South Korea are the biggest markets for Vietnamese labor and Vietnamese students abroad.

Vietnam resumed commercial flights to and from Tokyo and Seoul earlier this year.

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