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Covid-19: Vietnam to resume international commercial flights from Jan next year

Vietnam seeks to restore international passenger transport, speed up economic and tourism recovery and enable overseas Vietnamese to return to their homeland for the upcoming Lunar New Year
Covid-19: Vietnam to resume international commercial flights from Jan next year(Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Vietnam to resume international commercial flights from Jan next year(Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 02:44 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hanoi [vietnam]

Vietnam's resort island Phu Quoc welcomes first tourists after nearly 2 years

  • Vaccinated foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam's beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc on Saturday, as it seeks to resurrect its pandemic-ravaged tourism economy.
Vietnam's resort island Phu Quoc welcomes first tourists after nearly 2 years(REUTERS)
Vietnam's resort island Phu Quoc welcomes first tourists after nearly 2 years(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 11:09 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Hanoi

Vietnam ambassador hints increase in tourist footfall soon at India's Bodh Gaya

‘Bodh Gaya is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world. We are quite sure that footfall of both domestic and international tourists will soon increase’: Vietnam ambassador
Bodh Gaya: Buddhist monks perform rituals during the robe offering ceremony on the occasion of Kartik Purnima at Wat Thai Temple, in Bodh Gaya (PTI)
Bodh Gaya: Buddhist monks perform rituals during the robe offering ceremony on the occasion of Kartik Purnima at Wat Thai Temple, in Bodh Gaya (PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 10:36 AM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gaya (bihar)

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City orders shutdown of bars, spas again over Covid fears

The return of some curbs in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City comes as the government pushes to reopen factories and bring back more than a million workers who had returned to their home provinces to escape the country’s worst coronavirus surge since the pandemic started.
A student receives a Pfizer vaccine jab at Cu Chi district in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam due to Covid-19 (Thu Huong/VNA via AP)
A student receives a Pfizer vaccine jab at Cu Chi district in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam due to Covid-19 (Thu Huong/VNA via AP)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 11:44 AM IST
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Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Vietnam's Hoi An to welcome 400 American tourists under vaccine passport program

The 400 American tourists will stay at Hoiana Major Integrated Resort for seven days and can visit UNESCO heritage sites Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary and other nearby tourist attractions in Vietnam.
Vietnam's Hoi An to welcome 400 American tourists under vaccine passport program(Twitter/2rismMarketing)
Vietnam's Hoi An to welcome 400 American tourists under vaccine passport program(Twitter/2rismMarketing)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 12:49 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Hanoi [vietnam]

Vietnam to welcome more vaccinated travellers from December

  • Vietnam announced last month that it will reopen the resort island Phu Quoc for vaccinated travellers from November. The country is now planning to reopen other key tourist destinations from December.
Vietnam is planning from December to reopen key tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from countries deemed a low COVID-19 risk, the government said on Wednesday, ahead of a full resumption targeted for June next year.(Unsplash)
Vietnam is planning from December to reopen key tourist destinations to vaccinated visitors from countries deemed a low COVID-19 risk, the government said on Wednesday, ahead of a full resumption targeted for June next year.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 06, 2021 10:08 PM IST
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Places to visit in Phu Quoc as Vietnam plans to reopen resort island to tourists

Fully vaccinated tourists with a negative coronavirus test will be eligible to visit Phu Quoc, the statement said, adding they could fly to the island on chartered or commercial flights. Here are seven best places to visit in Phu Quoc as Vietnam plans to reopen resort island to tourists from next month.(Unsplash) 8
Fully vaccinated tourists with a negative coronavirus test will be eligible to visit Phu Quoc, the statement said, adding they could fly to the island on chartered or commercial flights. Here are seven best places to visit in Phu Quoc as Vietnam plans to reopen resort island to tourists from next month.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 02:30 PM IST
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Vietnam plans to reopen resort island to tourists to boost economy

  • Vietnam, which is currently shut to all visitors apart from returning citizens and investors, had managed to contain the virus for much of the pandemic but in the past three months has faced a surge in infections driven by the Delta variant.
Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said.(Unsplash)
Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said.(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 10, 2021 01:44 PM IST
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Vietnam jails man for 5 years for ‘spreading’ coronavirus

  • Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of "spreading dangerous infectious diseases" at a one-day trial at the People's Court of the southern province of Ca Mau
Vietnam has been one of the world's coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive contact tracing, tight border restrictions and strict quarantine. REUTERS/Stringer
Vietnam has been one of the world's coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive contact tracing, tight border restrictions and strict quarantine. REUTERS/Stringer
Published on Sep 06, 2021 10:18 PM IST
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Kamala Harris calls on Vietnam to join US opposing China 'bullying'

“We need to find ways to pressure and raise the pressure, frankly, on Beijing to abide by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and to challenge its bullying and excessive maritime claims,” she said, in remarks at the opening of a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Harris, who is the first US vice president to visit Vietnam, told the nation's president that “our relationship has come a long way in a quarter of a century.”(via Reuters)
Harris, who is the first US vice president to visit Vietnam, told the nation's president that “our relationship has come a long way in a quarter of a century.”(via Reuters)
Published on Aug 25, 2021 11:49 AM IST
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Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights

From US increasing its travel warning for the United Arab Emirates and four African countries to New Zealand reopening travel bubble, Vietnam to resume flights and Spain taking UK off restriction-free list, catch all the travel updates amid Covid-19 here
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay to reduce quarantine for vaccinated tourists

Foreign travellers who have achieved herd immunity or managed the virus outbreak will be allowed to enter Vietnam. Visitors must be vaccinated at least 14 days before arriving and test negative for the virus 72 hours prior to entering.
Vietnam's northern province of Quang Ninh will reduce required quarantine times from 21 days to seven for all vaccinated foreign travellers.(Reuters Photo)
Vietnam's northern province of Quang Ninh will reduce required quarantine times from 21 days to seven for all vaccinated foreign travellers.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 08:18 AM IST
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'Dangerous, airborne': Why this new virus variant has the world worried | Covid

Vietnam health minister called the variant more transmissible (Reuters)
Vietnam health minister called the variant more transmissible (Reuters)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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Vietnam to test 9 million after hybrid variant from UK, India strain found

People in Ho Chi Minh city are only allowed to leave home for necessary activities and public gatherings of more than 10 people are banned, the government announced.
A woman wearing face mask looks at her phone in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnam says it has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the UK.(AP)
A woman wearing face mask looks at her phone in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnam says it has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the UK.(AP)
Published on May 31, 2021 10:04 AM IST
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Vietnam detects hybrid Covid-19 variant: Report

  • New one appears to be a mix of the variants found in India and the UK.
Vietnam would soon publish genome data of the newly identified variant, which he said was more transmissible than the previously known types.(REUTERS)
Vietnam would soon publish genome data of the newly identified variant, which he said was more transmissible than the previously known types.(REUTERS)
Published on May 30, 2021 02:55 AM IST
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Vietnam discovers new hybrid coronavirus variant: Report

  • Vietnam is struggling to deal with fresh outbreaks across more than half of its territory including industrial zones and big cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam -- a country of 97 million people -- has vaccinated a little over a million citizens.(AFP)
Vietnam -- a country of 97 million people -- has vaccinated a little over a million citizens.(AFP)
Updated on May 29, 2021 06:21 PM IST
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AFP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

7 countries with lower currency value than Indian Rupees

Well, if you are one of them then you need to check out these places that will not burn a hole in your pocket.(Unsplash) 8
Well, if you are one of them then you need to check out these places that will not burn a hole in your pocket.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 29, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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Vietnam detects hybrid of B.1.617 and UK Covid-19 variant

  • "After running gene sequencing on newly detected patients, we have discovered a new variant that is a mix of India and UK ones," Nguyen Thanh Long was quoted as saying.
After successfully containing the coronavirus for most of last year, Vietnam is now battling an outbreak that is spreading more quickly. REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo(REUTERS)
After successfully containing the coronavirus for most of last year, Vietnam is now battling an outbreak that is spreading more quickly. REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on May 29, 2021 10:14 AM IST
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Travel update: Fresh curbs in Melbourne, New Zealand pauses travel with Victoria

From Vietnam banning indoor dining and parks closing in Hanoi amid Covid-19 spike to New Zealand suspending quarantine-free travel with Victoria and Melbourne imposing new restrictions to curb coronavirus spread, catch all the travel updates here
Travel update: Fresh curbs in Melbourne, New Zealand pauses travel with Victoria(Photo by Hanson Lu on Unsplash)
Travel update: Fresh curbs in Melbourne, New Zealand pauses travel with Victoria(Photo by Hanson Lu on Unsplash)
Updated on May 25, 2021 10:54 AM IST
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Vietnam orders strict border control to stem ‘very worrisome’ Covid-19 outbreak

During a coronavirus task force meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Vietnam deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam ordered an intensified checks on arriving travelers, according to a post on a government website.
Two weeks ago, Vietnamese people attended a festival at Hung Kings temple in a massive gathering, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted in the Phu Tho province. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Two weeks ago, Vietnamese people attended a festival at Hung Kings temple in a massive gathering, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted in the Phu Tho province. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on May 05, 2021 09:40 AM IST
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Covid: Vietnam urges vigilance as neighbouring nations battle infection spikes

Vietnam has been widely praised for its record in containing its outbreaks quickly through targeted mass testing and a strict, centralised quarantine programme.
A woman wearing a protective mask drives past a banner promoting prevention against Covid-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Reuters file photo)
A woman wearing a protective mask drives past a banner promoting prevention against Covid-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 28, 2021 06:32 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Hanoi

Vietnam province reports Covid-19 case tied to visitors from India

  • Four of the Indian visitors were confirmed to be infected with the virus, the local government reported. Provincial officials on Monday tested nine locals who had close contact with the group. Eight tested negative.
A woman wearing a protective mask drives past a banner promoting prevention against Covid-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam.(Reuters)
A woman wearing a protective mask drives past a banner promoting prevention against Covid-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 27, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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H&M caught in a 'geopolitical crossfire' between China and Vietnam

  • H&M is the latest example of a business getting caught in geopolitical crossfires as countries tussle over issues ranging from sovereignty claims to maritime boundaries.
H&M recently became a a high-profile example of foreign companies punished for crossing China’s political lines REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
H&M recently became a a high-profile example of foreign companies punished for crossing China’s political lines REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 05:45 PM IST
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Vietnamese citizens accuse H&M of kowtowing to China over 'problematic map'

Chinese regulators said H&M has agreed to change a "problematic map" online following government criticism. However, the Swedish fashion retailer's apparent concession did not go down well in Vietnam, which holds rival claims to some of the territories contained within the nine-dash line.
Foreign companies in China including H&M and Nike are facing tremendous pressure following their statement on forced labour in Xinjiang. They are also been subjected to pressure amid China's rising tension with the west.(AFP)
Foreign companies in China including H&M and Nike are facing tremendous pressure following their statement on forced labour in Xinjiang. They are also been subjected to pressure amid China's rising tension with the west.(AFP)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 09:12 AM IST
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Vietnam asks for foreign support in procuring Covid-19 vaccines

Vietnam has received about 930,000 doses of AstraZeneca's vaccine so far and wants to diversify its procurement from more sources, including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson , Moderna, China's Sinovac and Russia's vaccine, Sputnik V.
FILE PHOTO: A doctor looks at the vial before receiving a vaccine, as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A doctor looks at the vial before receiving a vaccine, as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 02:15 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Hanoi

Vietnam sentences flight attendant for spreading coronavirus

  • Duong Tan Hau, 29, was convicted of "spreading dangerous infectious diseases" at the one-day trial at the People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.
Vietnam Airlines flight attendant Duong Tan Hau, addresses the court before being found guilty of violating Covid-19 quarantine rules and handed a two year suspended prison term in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.(Reuters)
Vietnam Airlines flight attendant Duong Tan Hau, addresses the court before being found guilty of violating Covid-19 quarantine rules and handed a two year suspended prison term in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 04:02 PM IST
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Embassy of Vietnam signs MoUs with 3 Indian institutes for scholarship programme

Embassy of Vietnam signs MoUs with 3 Indian institutes for Ambassadors scholarship programme
The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in New Delhi has signed MoUs with three Indian institutions for the establishment of Ambassadors scholarship programme for students of Vietnam to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses.(Hand out)
The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in New Delhi has signed MoUs with three Indian institutions for the establishment of Ambassadors scholarship programme for students of Vietnam to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses.(Hand out)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 07:52 PM IST
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Covid-19: Vietnam mulls 'vaccine passport', may resume international flights

Overseas trips resumed in the second half of 2020 but were halted again in December after the southeast Asian nation saw an outbreak following three months of having no local transmission.
A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. (REUTERS)
A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam, March 8, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 17, 2021 05:49 PM IST
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Vietnam says homegrown Covid-19 vaccine to be available by 4th quarter

  • The announcement comes as more countries try to speed up development of homegrown vaccines amid tight global supply and concerns over the emergence of new strains of the virus.
A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca's coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam.(Reuters)
A woman receives a vaccine as Vietnam starts its official rollout of AstraZeneca's coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine for health workers, at Hai Duong Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Hai Duong province, Vietnam.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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Vietnam overlooks Chinese Covid-19 vaccines for AstraZeneca shots

  • Vietnam is the only country in the ASEAN bloc that has yet to publicly vouch for the use of China-made vaccines.
Vietnam aims to inoculate 80 per cent of its population or about 72 million people to achieve herd immunity. REUTERS/Thanh Hue(REUTERS)
Vietnam aims to inoculate 80 per cent of its population or about 72 million people to achieve herd immunity. REUTERS/Thanh Hue(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 07:26 PM IST
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