UK visa application center in Hanoi closes over Covid

By Hoang Phong   February 23, 2022 | 05:00 am PT
UK visa application center in Hanoi closes over Covid
People queue to enter terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, January 18, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Henry Nicholls
The British Embassy on Wednesday announced it had closed its visa application center in Hanoi until further notice over "a Covid-19 incident."

"We appreciate your understanding as we continue to operate in a safe and secure manner for our customers and staff," the embassy wrote on Facebook.

Visa application centers in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang remain open.

The U.K. visa application center in Hanoi resumed operation on Aug. 30 last year after prolonged closure due to strict social distancing measures.

Hanoi has topped the nation's daily infection tally for over a month, with cases climbing to nearly 7,000 a day. It has recorded over 210,000 cases and 864 deaths during the fourth coronavirus wave that hit the country in April last year.

Vietnam has resumed commercial flights to 20 of 28 countries and territories that it operated direct flights to before the pandemic, including the U.K.

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