Restrictions Imposed on Vehicles in Hanoi During President Biden's Visit
In anticipation of U.S. President Joe Biden’s scheduled state visit to Vietnam, Hanoi will impose bans or restrictions on certain vehicles and streets in the capital city. From noon to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, trucks and passenger buses (excluding those on official duty) will be prohibited from accessing streets in districts including Tay Ho, Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Dong Da, Cau Giay, Nam Tu Liem, Dong Anh, Soc Son, and Me Linh. Additionally, personal cars and motorbikes will face restrictions on these streets.
During this period, vehicles traveling to eastern, southeastern, and southern localities of the city, as well as provinces like Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Hai Phong, Ninh Binh, and Nam Dinh, will be directed to use the Thanh Tri-Phap Van Bridge. Vehicles moving from the eastern and southeastern areas of the city to northern regions will be guided to follow two routes: either Highway 5 – Nguyen Van Linh – Ly Son – Dong Tru Bridge – Truong Sa – Hoang Sa – Vo Van Kiet – Highway 2, or Highway 5 – Thanh Tri Bridge – Phu Dong Bridge – Highway 3. Vehicles traveling from Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, and Ha Nam to northern provinces such as Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, and Thai Nguyen will be diverted to the detour route of Phap Van – Phan Trong Tue – Phung Hung – Xa La – Van Phu – Le Trong Tan – Highway 32.
President Biden’s visit, scheduled for September 10-11, comes as a result of an invitation extended by General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The visit aims to commemorate the 10-year Comprehensive Partnership between Vietnam and the U.S. It will also mark President Biden’s first visit to Vietnam since assuming office in early 2021.