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Vientiane (VNA) –
Lao Airlines, the national flag carrier of Laos, said on March 20 that it will suspend all of the flights to Vietnam amidst the complex developments of COVID-19.

The cancelled flights comprise QV311/312 to Hanoi and QV515/516 to Ho Chi Minh City between March 21 and April 30, along with QV 313/314 and QV 315/316 to Hanoi from March 22 to April 30.    

The launch of a route linking Laos with Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang will also be halted until further notice.

Apart from Vietnam, the carrier will suspend flights to many destinations in the world until April 30, including Seoul of the Republic of Korea; Changzhou, Shanghai, Wenzhou and Jinghong of China; Phnom Penh and Siem Riep of Cambodia; and Bangkok and Chiang Mai of Thailand.

Also on March 20, the British Embassy in Laos warned that British nationals visiting or living in the country and intending to return to the UK should make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. The number of international flights departing from Laos is reducing rapidly as a result of travel restrictions in the region and global./.