Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi will stop receiving foreign travelers as of Tuesday to curb the recurrence of coronavirus infections, which have seen more cases of COVID-19 in the last month than the rest of the pandemic.
The measure will be in force until June 7 and, as exceptions, take into account the arrival of Vietnamese, diplomats or skilled workers, who, however, must quarantine for 21 days, according to the civil aviation authority.
Ho Chi Minh International Airport has also suspended international arrivals until June 14, a week longer than originally planned, to help control the local outbreaks, according to local media.
Vietnam has recorded more than 7,100 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began, but more than 4,000 represent the rebound noted since late April. During that time, more than 400 positives have been recorded in Hanoi alone, and authorities have confirmed that cases of the Indian and UK variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been identified at the national level.