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Vietjet opens direct flights between Phu Quoc and India

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vietjet Air, Vietnam’s low-cost carrier, has launched two direct flight routes from Phu Quoc Island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang to New Delhi and Mumbai in India.

The Phu Quoc-Mumbai route was inaugurated on September 8, with two round-trip flights each week. Three round-trip flights weekly between Phu Quoc and New Delhi began operating on September 9.

The flights have a duration of over four hours, and fares beginning at VND668,000 (excluding taxes and fees). 

International visitors arriving in India will no longer be required to take a Covid-19 test on arrival as of February 14. Foreign travelers from over 160 countries, including Vietnam, can apply for an electronic visa, eVisa, to visit India. 

Negative testing results or valid immunization certificates are still needed.

In turn, foreign visitors to Phu Quoc are exempted from entry, exit and transit visas for up to 30 days. 

The launch of two new routes will accommodate the tourism, cultural and commercial exchange demands between the two countries, according to a statement from Vietjet.

Vietjet operates the most flights between Vietnam and India, with 17 direct routes connecting Hanoi, Danang, HCMC and Phu Quoc to India’s major metropolitan hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

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