- On the afternoon of August 30, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam issued a written request to airlines to stop selling tickets and refund customers from July 21.
- Minimize the number of commercial flights from Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces and cities implementing Directive 16 to Hanoi.
- For cargo flights carried out unrestricted.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and many provinces and cities are still socially distant according to Directive 16 of the Prime Minister.
On the afternoon of August 30, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam issued a written request to airlines: “To strictly comply with the instructions of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Transport in the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic nationwide as well as to ensure the interests of customers, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam requires domestic airlines (Vietnam Airlines, VietjetAir, Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines, Vietravel Airlines) to stop selling tickets on domestic routes until the new announcement”.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam also requires airlines to refund money to passengers according to the channels that passengers have paid for tickets on domestic flights issued after July 21 until further notice.
Previously, on July 21, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam requested to minimize the number of commercial flights from Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities implementing Directive 16 to Hanoi; stop operating passenger flights between Can Tho, Phu Quoc – Hanoi and vice versa. For the route Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi and vice versa, exploit a maximum of two passenger flights/day, assign Vietnam Airlines to operate.
There will be no restrictions on cargo flights. The flights are for disease prevention and control, serving official duties, the airline plans to report to the Department for consideration and settlement on a case-by-case basis.
Other non-routine flights are required and authorized by the competent authority.