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Vietnam suspends international flights to two airports due to coronavirus

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 28, 2020
In another effort to curb the import of coronavirus cases, caused by the coronavirus, Vietnam has suspended all foreign flights to the Noi Bai international airport, including those carrying nationals from other countries.
Noi Bai international airport
Vietnam   Noi Bai international airport
A similar decision was made two days ago regarding the Tan Son Nhat international airport, in southern Ho Chi Minh City, the most populated city in the country.

Topics: Vietnam flight airports coronavirus

In both cases, authorities explained that the objective of the measure is to relieve the current overload in quarantined areas in the two largest cities in the country.

The order, approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, instructs the Civil Aviation Administration to prioritize flights carrying foreigners who want to leave the country, regardless of the airport and the airlines used with that purpose.

In its latest report on the Covid-19 situation in Vietnam, published on Thursday night, the Health Ministry said that there are 153 confirmed Covid-19 cases, most of whom are Vietnamese citizens who returned from abroad and foreigners. So far no deaths have been reported in the country due to the epidemic.