Vietnam's Van Don Airport welcomes over 300 passengers with ‘vaccine passport’ from France

Vân Đồn International Airport received over 300 passengers on Sept 22, 2021. VNS/VNS

QUANG NINH (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Van Don International Airport on Wednesday (Sept 22) received over 300 passengers on the fourth flight as part of the pilot ‘vaccine passport’ programme.

Arriving from France at around 7am, all passengers on flight VN18 met requirements as per the seven-day quarantine policy of the Ministry of Health.

This is also the last flight in the pilot ‘vaccine passport’ programme to Vietnam during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Before boarding the plane, passengers had to meet all health requirements, be fully vaccinated, have proof of negative Covid-19 tests (RT-PCR/RT-LAMP methods) 72 hours before departure, and ensure safety measures throughout the flight.

After arriving at the airport in Vân Đồn, they were transported to FLC Hạ Long Hotel in Quảng Ninh for seven-day centralised quarantine.

September has seen flights in this seven-day quarantine programme taking place smoothly and safely, which builds confidence within the community for the near future in which domestic and international travel resumes.

The programme also provides crucial data for review and evaluation before the ‘vaccine passport’ or ‘green card’ are deployed on a larger scale in an aim to balance economic development and the fight against Covid-19, according to Phạm Ngọc Sáu, Director of Vân Đồn International Airport.

With advanced technology, strict procedures against the pandemic, and excellent coordination between departments, Vân Đồn International Airport is the first to receive pilot flights in the seven-day quarantine programme.

A total of 943 Vietnam nationals have returned home under this programme to date. Passengers arriving in Vietnam on Sept 4 and 12 have been able to return to their localities after completing the centralised quarantine in Quảng Ninh.

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