Vietnam Airlines reopens regular flights to China
As China has been easing COVID-19 prevention and control measures, Vietnam Airlines announced the officially reopen of several routes between the two countries to meet the travel demand of passengers.
On December 9, Vietnam Airlines' flight VN 502 departed from Ho Chi Minh City for China's Guangzhou at 9:55 am, marking the carrier's first regular commercial flight between Vietnam and China after a nearly three-year disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the first phase, Vietnam Airlines will resume three routes to China, including the Ho Chi Minh City - Guangzhou with one flight every Friday; Hanoi - Shanghai with two flights a week on Mondays and Fridays from December 12; and Ho Chi Minh City - Shanghai with one flight every Wednesday from December 14.
With the resumption of regular flights to China, Vietnam Airlines has restored services to most international destinations, bringing the number of flights operating across its international network to more than 600 flights per week, equal to 70% of the total number before the pandemic.
Regarding the immigration procedures, Vietnam Airlines recommends that passengers consult the regulations officially announced by the Chinese Embassy to ensure the necessary documents and procedures, including a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure.
Passengers are also required to submit a health declare to get their health code before the departing time. They must wear N95 masks when entering China as well as follow isolation regulations of the country’s authorities.