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Vietnam operates first post-Covid-19 int’l commercial flight

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HCMC – Vietnam Airlines’ Flight VN417 that departed South Korea’s Seoul landed safely at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on September 25, the country’s first international commercial flight to be operated after a long suspension of international air services to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The national flag carrier used an Airbus A350 aircraft to operate the flight, with Vietnamese citizens and South Korean experts and investors on board, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong news site.

Passengers were required to show negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificates conducted within three days ahead of their departure, register for quarantine facilities in Vietnam, install Covid-19 tracing app Bluezone and make a health declaration.

Upon arrival, the passengers will have to undergo a Covid-19 test in Vietnam. If they test positive, they will be taken to hospital for mandatory quarantine and treatment.

Those who test negative will be quarantined at their registered hotels and will be tested for the second time on day six after the date of entry or any day they display suspected symptoms.

If they test negative twice, they will be allowed to shift to their personal accommodation facilities, self-isolate for 14 days and practice Covid-19 preventive measures.

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