The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) announced the resumption of 10 domestic routes from October 10, 2021, with a vaccination requirement for passengers.
Those include flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Thanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yên, Binh Dinh, Phu Quôc, with a frequency of four rotations per day shared between Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Vietjet Air, and between Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa, Phu Quôc, with one daily rotation operated by Vietjet Air.
Passengers must be fully vaccinated. In addition, a negative coronavirus test taken 72 hours prior to departure is required from travelers flying out of “Very High Risk” areas. These include Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest city, and the epicenter of the country’s COVID surge. Another test will be performed on arrival, and after a week upon arrival.
On October 2, 2021, the authority sent the Ministry of Transport and Communications a proposal to resume regular domestic flights in which it offered 18 routes, pending the approval of the authorities of each concerned city.
After receiving the approvals of 13 out of 20 of those localities, the authority confirmed the resumption of 10 routes.
On October 6, 2021, Vietnam reported 4,363 new COVID cases and 119 deaths.