Hanoi Noi Bai Airport to Stop Receiving Foreign Arrivals
Arrivals from Europe wait at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport for new coronavirus tests in March 2020. Photo by VnExpress / Giang Huy.
Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will stop receiving foreign arrivals from Tuesday as Covid-19 spreads in the capital.
The shutdown will last at least until June 7 when outbound flights are proceeding normally, according to the Vietnam Civil Aviation Authority.
Arrivals of foreigners in Vietnam have been limited since March last year due to Covid-19.
Only Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad, foreign officials, diplomats, experts, investors and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter, but all must undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine period, either in centralized camps. or in other facilities such as hotels.
Hanoi operates 21 quarantine facilities and is preparing to add 51 to the list to create space for 30,000 people.
Since April 29, the city’s facilities have accommodated 5,105 people in quarantine.
So far, in the new wave that Vietnam started to suffer at the end of last month, Hanoi has registered 411 cases in different groups.
Nationwide, infections soared to 4,164 in 34 cities and provinces.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport also suspended foreign arrivals last Thursday until June 4.