April 3 - 2024 5:51 pm

When will Vietnam open borders for tourism – Vietnam International Flights Update – COVID 19

As officially announced, Vietnam has opened its borders to tourists from March 15, 2022. Let’s see

  • Vietnam’s border reopening announcements.

  • Vietnam International Flights schedule, and

When will Vietnam open borders for tourism?

This is perhaps the most asked question so far regarding Vietnam border reopening. And this section will give you the answer.

Vietnam decided to fully re-open its borders to tourists from March 15, 2022. Here are its development updates, regarding entry and quarantine requirements and visa application.

  • Update on April 27, 2022:

    Vietnam ditches medical declaration for foreign entrants.However, localities must still continue to monitor entrants at border gates.

    Foreign visitors to Vietnam now are only required to test negative for Covid before departure, either via PCR or rapid testing method.

  • Update on March 16, 2022, 8:00 am:

    As released by the Ministry of Health under the Official Dispatch No. 1265/BYT-DP, the travelers to Vietnam (including tourists) DO NOT need to enter any kind of quarantine. All the restrictions provided for under the Official Dispatch No. 10688/BMT-MT dated December 16, 2021 of the Ministry of Health are removed.

Accordingly, the following regulations will be applied:

1.1. Regarding Covid test:

  • For air passengers:

    The travelers are REQUIRED to have Negative Covid test resultusing the RT-PCR/ RT-LAMP method within 72 hours before departure, or 24 hours via rapid antigen tests (except for children under 2 years old

  • For others:

    Those who cannot take a test before arrival as mentioned above will have to be tested within 24 hours of entry. If it is negative, they can leave their accommodation facility. In case it is positive, they shall immediately notify the local authorities for prompt instructions.

  • Children under 2 years old are not required to take any Covid test, and can join Vietnam tours with parents and relatives.

1.2. For health declaration and quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam

The entrants are REQUIRED to

  • Make medical declarations and use the PC-Covid application during their stay in Vietnam.

  • Immediately notify the healthcare body at the arrival port in case of having any Covid symptoms, including fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose; blocked nose; body aches, fatigue; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; headache; diarrhea; shortness of breath; etc.

1.3. For health monitoring and following Covid prevention and control measures

  • During the first 10 days, all arrivals are required to monitor their health and notify medical staff if they show symptoms of Covid; wear mask, clean hands with hand sanitizer.

  • Those who don’t have a negative test certificate before departure for Vietnam are REQUIRED to limit stops and contact with others on the way from the border gate to accommodation in Vietnam.

Continent/Country Flight itinerary Schedule Airlines
Regular flights from USA to Vietnam San Francisco (SFO) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Vietnam Airlines
Regular flights from Japan to Vietnam San Francisco (SFO) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Vietnam Airlines
Regular flights from Japan to Vietnam Narita (NRT) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) Every Thursday & Saturday Vietnam Airlines All Nippon Airways

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