In order to prepare to reopen international tourism before March 31 at the direction of the Government, the Vietnam Aviation Administration decided to lift restrictions on the frequency of operations with international routes. The entire flight is back to normal as it was before the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the head of the Vietnam Aviation Administration, the resumption of the regular international route also requires the unity of the countries because each country has different epidemic room requirements. After the feedback of the aviation authorities of other countries on the frequency of flights, the Department will grant flight licenses to domestic and foreign airlines to bring passengers in and out of Vietnam according to the needs of the airline.
The move follows the government's policy of reopening nine international routes (phase 1) from Jan. 1 to key markets such as Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, San Francisco/Los Angeles, China. These are destinations with many Vietnamese workers and are important economic and trade partners.
Over the past time, Vietnamese airlines have resumed routes to eight of the nine markets (except China, which has not yet opened) and continued to expand routes to Australia, Russia, the UK, France and Germany in February, bringing tens of thousands of Overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese workers home for the Lunar New Year.
Vietnam Airlines has resumed regular routes to 15 countries and territories including the US, Australia, Russia, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia. In which the routes to Europe with a frequency of 1-2 round trips per week, the most are to Korea, Singapore, Cambodia, USA with 4-5 weekly flights. The airline is also preparing to reopen its route to Malaysia.
From February 15, Vietnam Airlines continues to operate these routes, while moving towards a complete restoration of the international network on the basis of the approval of the authorities in destinations and according to market demand.
Vietjet Air has resumed regular international routes connecting Vietnam with Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan with a frequency of one round trip per week. It is expected to increase the frequency to South Korea and Taipei to 5 round trips, 4 round trips for routes to Japan, Singapore and 3 flights to Thailand weekly. The airline also plans to resume flights to other countries in the region as well as to India and Russia.
Regarding the regulations on epidemic prevention for people entering Vietnam, Passengers will have to meet the conditions as prescribed by the Ministry of Health. Upon boarding, guests are required to have a certificate of PCR testing negative for nCoV valid for 72 hours; vaccination certificate/vaccine passport or covid-19 certificate.
After disembarking, passengers who have received a sufficient dose of the vaccine or F0 from the disease will be quarantined at home for 3 days; if the injection is not sufficient, the isolation at home or place of residence for 7 days. Passengers who have not received sufficient doses or have not been certified to recover from the disease will have to obtain a certificate of eligibility for facilities, equipment to ensure medical isolation at home, or confirmation of hotel reservation (minimum of 7 days). When passengers check in, the airline will check these documents.
Information from the Vietnam Aviation Administration, passengers entering the country can use a vaccine passport (if any). This is the tool to prove that the passenger has been fully vaccinated. Without a vaccine passport, passengers can use the hard paper as usual.
According to VnExpress