Vietnam suspended all commercial flights to and from China in February after the first cases were detected in the country.
But now Vietnam has agreed to resume commercial flights to and from China, the country’s ministry of transport said on Monday, noting the frequency and timing of flights was still being discussed.
A visa suspension for Chinese tourists is still in place. China is Vietnam’s largest source of foreign tourists and biggest trading partner. Chinese tourists accounted for a third of the 18 million foreign tourists visiting Vietnam last year.
Foreign experts and skilled workers, including those from China, have been able to enter Vietnam throughout the pandemic, provided they undergo mandatory quarantine.