Noi Bai international airport ready for Tet travel

Sunday, 08/01/2023 20:30
The Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi has got plans readied in anticipation of a strong surge in passenger throughput in the upcoming Lunar New Year festival (Tet), the biggest traditional event in Vietnam, reported Vietnam News Agency.
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

According to a representative of the airport, on the peak day of the holiday (from January 16 to 28), the numbers of flights and passengers could hit 580 and 104,000, respectively. Of the figures, there are some 180 international flights and 26,000 foreigners.

However, both the flight and passenger volume are still lower than those reported on the peak day of last summer with 64 flights and 106,000 passengers.

Noi Bai airport will raise the security level between January 16 and January 28; increase the number of security personnel by 20% compared to normal days; open all check-in counters; and operate security scanners at maximum level, among other works.

The airport is also ready to implement COVID-19 prevention and control measures in line with recommendations of the Ministry of Health.

The Lunar New Year holiday this year lasts from January 20 to 26, with the first day of the first lunar month falling on January 22. Travelling often begins to surge several days just before Tet.

Lao media hails Vietnam’s experience in economic development

Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) 

The Lao Journalists Association’s website has recently published an article praising Vietnam’s experiences for good economic growth in the context of global downturn, reported Vietnam News Agency.

The article emphasised that Vietnam recorded good economic growth in the context of the world facing economic recession, inflation, and unemployment in the past three years.

It cited the World Bank’s study as saying one of the important factors for the nation’s economic development is the fact that investors in the manufacturing sector, especially factories producing electronic devices from the US, Europe and Asia, have been expanding their operations in Vietnam.

In addition, its education reform has contributed to improving the quality of human resources. The Vietnamese Government's focus on investing in developing infrastructure is expected to boost growth in years to come.

According to the article, experts believe that in 2023, the world economy will continue to decline and face many difficulties. Large countries such as the US, China, and those in the EU are forecast to grow slowly. However, Vietnam is likely to sustain stable growth because it has attracted investors and issued suitable policies for local currency management.

Korean Air allowed to fly to Lam Dong

Korean Air has been permitted to operate irregular flights to Lam Dong from January 4-24. (Photo: VNA)

Korean Air – the flag carrier and the biggest airline of the Republic of Korea (RoK) - has been permitted to operate irregular flights carrying passengers between Incheon and Lien Khuong airport in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong from January 4-24, reported Vietnam News Agency.

In a document sent to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and relevant agencies, the Ministry of Transport informed them of the decision and emphasized that the flights must ensure compliance with current regulations and directions of the Prime Minister, and instructions of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport on COVID-19 disease prevention and control.

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam is asked to coordinate with relevant agencies to arrange personnel and  infrastructure to serve international flights operated by the Korean Air, ensuring safety and security.

Lao Cai resumes travel through border gate with China

At the event (Photo: VNA)

A ceremony marking the resumption of travel across the border was held at the Lao Cai - Hekou international border gate in the northern border province of Lao Cai on January 8, after three years of hiatus caused by COVID-19, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Accordingly, the gate will be open for holders of ordinary passports or border resident pass to travel between Lao Cai and Yunnan province of China from 7am-10pm daily (Hanoi time).

At the event, the organising board presented flowers to 30 tourists and residents from Hekou.

Vietnamese residents and drivers going from Lao Cai to China must follow pandemic prevention and control measures in line with regulations of the host country.

The Kim Thanh international border gate No. II will be open from 7 am to 7pm daily (Hanoi time) for drivers transporting goods through the gate.

Huu Nghi border gate resumes full operation

The Huu Nghi (Friendship) international border gate in the northern border province of Lang Son have resumed full import-export and travel activities with China from January 8 (Photo: VNA)

The Huu Nghi (Friendship) international border gate in the northern border province of Lang Son have resumed full import-export and travel activities with China from January 8, after a period of interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Accordingly, visitors entering China are required to provide a negative PCR test result within the previous 48 hours and fill in the health declaration form required by China Customs.

For visitors entering Vietnam, neither medical declaration nor COVID-19 testing results are required. The quarantine officers will carry out medical procedures for those who have abnormal body temperature symptoms.

With import and export activities, vehicles from both sides are allowed to go into the other country to deliver or receive goods. 

Trucks from China will be sterilised before being allowed into Vietnam. Drivers and porters of both sides are required to wear face masks.

Authorities of Lang Son province recommend that drivers, organizations and individuals that engage in import-export activities through Huu Nghi border gate need to declare information on the digital border gate platform; strictly abide to regulations on prevention of COVID-19 epidemic of the authorities of the two sides during the delivery and receipt of goods./.