Hanoi announces 20 quarantine hotels for passengers flying from HCMC

By Vo Hai   October 10, 2021 | 11:10 pm PT
Hanoi announces 20 quarantine hotels for passengers flying from HCMC
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of the hotel
Hanoi issued a list of 20 two to five-star hotels designated as quarantine facilities for passengers arriving from HCMC, with prices ranging from VND1.3-6.9 million ($57.22-303.58) a night.

The list included three five-star hotels - Hyatt Regency West Hanoi, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake, seven four-star hotels, and the rest, two to three-star facilities.

If passengers don't want to be quarantined in these designated hotels, they can choose to enter military-run centralized facilities.

Aviation authorities restarted 19 domestic routes from Sunday after two months of suspension. Between Oct. 10-20, there would be one return flight daily between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

To be eligible for flying, passengers should have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the flight or recovered from Covid-19 at least six months earlier. Besides, they should have had a negative Covid test within 72 hours, not have symptoms like coughing, fever, shortness of breath, muscle ache, or sore throat, and make a medical declaration.

Passengers from HCMC to Hanoi will have to stay in centralized quarantine facilities or designated hotels for seven days, and monitor their health at home the following seven days. Passengers have to pay their own quarantine and testing expenses.

Hanoi has recorded over 4,200 cases during the ongoing wave and lifted certain restrictions since late last month.

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