The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has issued a list of reopening requirements for local travel agencies, lodging facilities, and operators of outdoor tourist attractions. According to the newly issued safety regulations, travel agencies and tourists can resume tourism activities provided they meet the following criteria: Staff requirements at lodging facilities - Employees are only permitted to come into contact with tourists if they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days or have recovered from COVID-19. - Staff who do not have contact with tourists must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to returning to work and be subject to periodic rapid testing. - Unvaccinated staff may only work remotely. - Staff who directly serve tourists, such as receptionists and restaurant staff, will be tested every three days. - All staff and customers must wear face masks in situations with … [Read more...] about How are travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City given go-ahead for tours after COVID-19 halt?
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Netherlands donates ventilators and medical equipment to Vietnam The government and business community of the Netherlands will donate ventilators and medical equipment worth VND43 billion to help Vietnam combat COVID-19, Ambassador Elsbeth Akkerman told her host Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Hanoi on September 10. She affirmed that the Dutch government attaches great importance to the comprehensive partnership and the strategic partnership on climate change adaptation, sustainable agriculture and water management with Vietnam. The relationship between the two governments and their business communities continues to develop effectively for the sake of the economy, people and planet, she said. The Ambassador thanked the Vietnamese Government and the Prime Minister personally for caring about the EU business community, including Dutch businesses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and noted the two countries are having many opportunities and prospects to strengthen … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 11
If a proposed airfare scheme is applied, the fees will make it impossible for low-income earners to travel by air. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) scheme says the minimum airfare would be equal to 20 percent of the maximum fare. The proposal has stirred up the public. Experts warn that the scheme, if applied, will not only eliminate zero-dong and cheap air tickets, but also make domestic flight tickets two or three times more expensive. The cheapest return ticket for the Hanoi-HCM City air route, for example, would be VND2.7-3 million, including taxes and fees, much higher than the current VND1 million. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the average income per capita in 2020 was VND4.2 million a month, while the family average spending level was VND2.89 million per head per month. The figures are predicted to be lower in 2021 because of the Covid-19 crisis. Luong Hoai Nam, a tourism and aviation expert, said the most affected people are low … [Read more...] about Airfare scheme may deprive 43 million passengers of opportunity to fly at low cost
Flight VN18 was the fourth and last one that the airport had received in its pilot period of welcoming flights carrying passengers with “vaccine passports” to Vietnam. Passengers must prove that they are in a good health condition, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show negative RT-PCR/RT-LAMP testing result to SARS-CoV-2 within 72 hours before departing, and follow all preventive measures throughout the trip. The passengers will undergo seven-day concentrated medical quarantine in line with the Ministry of Health’s regulations at FLC Ha Long hotel. Director of Van Don International Airport Pham Ngoc Sau affirmed that the flights that the airport received during the pilot period in September were conducted smoothly in a safe manner, contributing to building confidence among the community on the possibility of resuming activities inside and outside the country. The data can also help authorized agencies to evaluate the efficiency and draw lessons before expanding the … [Read more...] about Van Don airport welcomes over 300 passengers from France with “vaccine passport”
Check out the news you should not miss today: Society -- The Ministry of Health registered 8,537 COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Friday, along with 12,371 discharged patients and 203 deaths. -- More than one million doses of Abdala COVID-19 vaccine developed by Cuba's Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology are being delivered to Vietnam on the special plane serving the overseas working trip by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam, according to Vietnam News Agency on Friday. -- A court in northern Thanh Hoa Province sentenced three men to death and life in prison on Friday for shooting dead a police officer in January. -- The administration of Da Nang City in central Vietnam on Friday has decided to allow people to leave the city and provide travel passes for those in needs. -- The Thanh Hoa People's Committee on Friday announced a list of service establishments allowed to resume operations, including barbershops and hair … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 25
HCMC’s government agencies create work plan for new normal state The head offices of the People’s Committees of wards in Go Vap and District 8 that were requisitioned as gathering places of food and essential goods for social welfare activities have been cleaned and disinfected to give back the premises to the local administrative agencies before September 15. Residents who come to the People’s Committees of wards for notarization services are required to provide medical declaration, wear mask, measure body temperature while local state officials will wear personal protective equipment to protect against the virus and comply with the health ministry's 5K message, including facemask, disinfection, social distancing, no gathering and health declaration. Digital transformation of public administration has created favorable condition for State cadres to work and solve all documents submitted by residents online during the social distancing measures. This process of using digital … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 10