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Van Don int'l airport reopens

by VTV404 March 2021 Last updated at 09:42 AM

VTV.vn - After a shutdown caused by COVID-19, Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh officially resumed operations on Wednesday.

The first flight that it welcomed was VJ230 of budget carrier Vietjet Air, from Ho Chi Minh City.

The carrier plans to conduct four round-trip flights on that route each week in March. In addition to Vietjet Air, other carriers will also be resuming flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Vân Đồn in order to serve travel demand.

Travelers on commercial flights have to implement online health declaration, take temperature checks, wash their hands and wear masks. The disinfection of terminals and high-touch surfaces is carried out daily

Dozens of employees at Van Don International Airport were found infected with the novel coronavirus because they were linked to the 1,553rd patient who is an employee of the airport.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc decided to close down Van Don Airport for 15 days after many locally-transmitted cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.

On January 28, Minister of Transport signed a decision on shutting down the airport from midday on January 29 to midday on February 13. The CAAV then proposed the Ministry of Transport to extend the closure of the airport until February 21. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) then suggested that the airfield should be extended its closure from 12:01 p.m. on February 21 to 6 a.m. on March 3 to prevent further spreading of Covid-19.

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