Saigon Phu Quoc Resort and Spa is being refurbished to welcome back tourists. (Photo:VNA)

Tourism sector expects to revive operations soon: Minister

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) is looking forward to quickly resume operations of the tourism industry which was battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung has said.
Deputy head of the HCMC Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control Pham Duc Hai speaks at the conference on September 5. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC to extend travel pass in case of continuing social distancing

HCMC People’s Committee has decided to extend the travel passes which have already been granted to residents, businesses and organizations in case the city continues social distancing after September 15, according to Lieutenant Colonel Le Manh Ha, deputy chief of staff at the municipal Department of Public Security.

 Vietnam performs first flight to Europe applying IATA Travel Pass

Vietnam performs first flight to Europe applying IATA Travel Pass

On September 2 morning, Vietnam piloted the app-based digital health passport - the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass for the first flight VN55 of Vietnam Airlines, carrying 18 passengers from Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city of Hanoi to London in the United Kingdom. 
Passenger traffic at airports plunges in August

Passenger traffic at airports plunges in August


The number of passengers going through airports nationwide only stood at 31,800 in August, down nearly 99 percent month-on-month, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).