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Vietnam Airlines will temporarily suspend all of its South Korea flights beginning March 5 over concerns about the novel coronavirus outbreak, the national carrier said in a statement posted on its website.
As of March 1, Vietnam Airlines flights from South Korea to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City are being rerouted to Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province and Can Tho International Airport, respectively, the airline said. Passengers on these flights must undergo health checks and isolation for 14 days at locations arranged by Vietnamese regulators.
Vietnam Airlines passengers who have been in Italy or Iran within the past 14 days will be isolated for 14 days before entering Vietnam, the carrier said.