The Government of Vietnam has announced new visa rules for UK visitors visiting the country. From now until June 2016 UK passport holders will no longer need a visa for single entry stays of up to 15 days. The new policy (Resolution No 46/NQ-CP) also applies to French, German, Spanish and Italian nationals.So as Vietnam waives visas, the changes coincide with the delivery and launch of brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on Vietnam Airlines’ nonstop services from Heathrow.
The B787-9 Dreamliner is the latest extension to Boeing’s super-efficient 787 family. The new aircraft can fly farther, and with more passengers and more cargo, than the B787-8 – but with the same exceptional environmental performance: 20 per cent less fuel usage and 20 per cent fewer emissions than the aircraft it will replace. Vietnam Airlines’ new Dreamliners will feature in-flight WiFi and fully flat beds in Business Class, and passengers will also benefit from larger windows and stow bins, modern LED lighting, higher humidity and cleaner air, lower cabin pressure and a smoother, quieter ride.
SkyTeam member Vietnam Airlines will be the first airline to operate the new B787-9 Dreamliner nonstop between Southeast Asia and Europe, with Heathrow becoming the first international destination on the Vietnam Airlines network to be served by the new aircraft.
Frequencies will rise from four flights to five or six flights per week between Heathrow and Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City following the deployment of the Dreamliners, before increasing to a daily service for Summer 2016.
Return fares from Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi currently start from £391 or £425 per person respectively, inclusive of taxes. For further information and reservations visit www.vietnamairlines.com.