The Vietnamese government posted a statement on its website on June 10 which said that it has assigned the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control to “figure out” a criteria to define “safe regions” for international flights.
The statement adds that “such regions/areas could be those without new Covid-19 community infection for 30 days in a row”.
These regions/areas “might be” Guangzhou, Taiwan, Seoul, and Tokyo, reads the statement.
According to newspaper Nikkei Asian Review, the first flights are set for July. The newspaper also said on June 2 that Vietnam Airlines, the flagship carrier, resumed all domestic flights, citing local media reports.
The Southeast Asian country suspended all international flights in March, with some exceptions.
The statement from the Vietnamese government also said that the country’s prime minister has “asked for introduction of quarantine instructions” for passengers onboard the prospective international flights.
According to a situation report from the World Health Organization (WHO) posted on June 11, Vietnam has 332 confirmed coronavirus cases, with the last case reported two days ago.