On the 23rd day of the last lunar month, a huge number of people started flocking to bus and railway stations including Saigon Railway Station and Mien Tay (Eastern) Coach Station to return to their hometowns to enjoy the Tet holiday.
Traffic congestions were reported in various locations nationwide on the last day of Tet holiday as people from the Central region, the Central Highlands, and the Mekong Delta were rushing to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to resume their work.
Passengers traveling by air, train and waterway will not be required to take Covid-19 tests if they have been fully vaccinated, injected the first shots for three weeks, or recovered from the disease within six months.
Due to the complicated Covid-19 pandemic situation, humble number of people travelled and returned their hometown on the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday leading to sharp reduction in volumes of passenger and cargo by air route and railway.
According to the railway and aviation sectors, train tickets and air tickets for the (Lunar New Year) Tet holidays have recently sold well; however, the recent Covid-19 pandemic outbreak is affecting customer sentiment and making them worry, resulting in potential for slow ticket sales in the next few days.
The Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Tien Phong newspaper yesterday jointly held a seminar of how to improve labor quality to work overseas.
An Amtrak passenger train traveling on a new route for the first time derailed Monday in Washington state, killing at least three people as cars plunged off a bridge onto a busy highway at the height of morning rush hour, officials said.