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Mr. Hoang Dinh Thang, Chairman of the Union of Vietnamese People Associations in Europe, said the above in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency following a recent pilot plan for this come into effect.

According to him, the resumption will also help boost trade, tourism and investment between Vietnam and European countries, revive the economy and bring life back to a new normal situation.

He said that it is very important to do so after two years of closure because of COVID-19 pandemic, adding that overseas Vietnamese communities long to fly home on the occasion of the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), the most important festival in Vietnam, for family reunions.

According to Mr. Thang, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which took effect two years ago, has not come into full play due to travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic, so the move will set the scene for accelerating bilateral trade, investment and tourism.

Mr. Le Anh Hung, Managing Director of the Bien Dong Travel Services Trading Investment Co., Ltd., said there is a large number of overseas Vietnamese looking to return home, particularly ahead of the holiday. In addition, it has been easy for visitors fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel among European countries.

He expressed his delight at the Government of Vietnam’s policy to soon restore international flights, saying he expects Vietnamese authorities will provide detailed instructions for the effective implementation of the policy./.