HCMC – The Danang Department of Tourism announced on August 3 that it would operate two chartered flights to evacuate tourists stranded in the city—currently the country’s Covid-19 epicenter—to Hanoi and HCMC.
The tourists could not leave Danang due to travel restrictions imposed on July 27 after the central city reported a drastic rise in new local infections of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Tourists who have got stuck in the city should contact the Danang Supporting Center for Tourists to register for the flights no later than 5:30 p.m. on August 5.
If the tourists are staying in a hotel, they must provide a certification from the hotel, a copy or picture of their airline/train/coach ticket, a certification from the tour operator and other documents.
Tourists who are staying at their relatives’ homes are required to provide a certification from their relatives or the local authorities, a copy or picture of their airline/train/coach ticket and other documents.
According to Nguyen Xuan Binh, deputy director of the Danang Department of Tourism, there are currently over 430 tourists, mainly from Hanoi and HCMC, who are stuck in the city. They will be subject to a 14-day quarantine after returning home and will have to pay for their own air ticket.