As many as 3,530 of those were Chinese who left Vietnam for home, reported the gate’s management board on January 17.

From January 1-16, more than 4,200 people applied for entry-exit procedures, including 417 entering and 3,793 leaving Vietnam, most of them were Chinese returning home after three years of staying in Vietnam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vehicles pass through Mong Cai international border gate.

Entry-exit activities take place at Mong Cai international border gate from 8a.m. to 4p.m. (Hanoi time) daily. Travellers must hold passports and have negative RT-PCR test papers valid within 48 hours.

From January 8-16, trade volume between Vietnam and China reached over 36,600 tons. Of the figure, more than 15,000 tons was recorded at Bac Luan II Bridge border gate.

From January 1-16, the figure stood at over 64,400 tons at Mong Cai international border gate, including more than 26,700 tons carried by 1,696 vehicles at the Bac Luan II Bridge border gate.

Source: VNA