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Mongolia to open direct flights to HCMC in November

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Following the recent visa waiver for Vietnamese visitors introduced in March, Mongolia is planning to attract more Vietnamese tourists by opening a direct air route between its capital Ulaanbaatar and HCMC, starting this November.

The commencement of direct flights will significantly reduce travel time for tourists traveling between the two countries, cutting it down from 10-19 hours to just six hours. There will be two to three weekly services.

Munkhnasan Oldokh, vice president of the Mongolian Tourism Association, said during the Go Mongolia – Roadshow, a series of tourism promotion events held in HCMC from April 4 to 7, that HCMC serves as a major tourism hub and sees a high number of outbound tourists annually. Therefore, it is expected that the city will play a crucial role in facilitating increased tourist traffic between Vietnam and Mongolia.

Since March 7, Vietnamese travelers who stay in Mongolia for less than 30 days have been exempted from visa.

Currently, Vietnamese tourists traveling to Mongolia have layovers in South Korea or Hong Kong.

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