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

Last update: Apr 27, 2022

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 and Vietnam International Flights Update
Vietnam International Flights Update & Vietnam’s border opening roadmap

1. 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:

Regarding Covid test:

  • For air passengers: The travelers are REQUIRED to have Negative Covid test result using 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.

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.

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.

🎯Update on March 15, 2022, 10:00 pm:

According to the Official Dispatch No. 302/CH-LS-PL sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam to the Diplomatic Missions of Vietnam in foreign countries, from today, March 15, 2022, the prior-Covid Vietnam entry policy will be resumed, including:

  • Resumption of issuance of Vietnam visa of all types and 5 years Vietnam visa exemption certificate in accordance with the Law on entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014, amended and supplemented in 2019 and its guiding documents.
  • Resumption of bilateral visa exemption policy
  • Resumption of 15-day unilateral visa exemption for citizens of 13 countries until March 14, 2025.

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🎯Update on March 15, 2022, 12:00 pm: Vietnam resumes unilateral visa exemption for citizens of 13 countries

According to the Government’s Resolution No. 32/NQ-CP dated March 15, 2022, Vietnam will resume 15-day visa exemption for citizens of 13 countries, consisting of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belarus

This visa exemption policy will be valid for 3 years, starting March 15, 2022.

Important note: This Regulation only deals with the resumption of visa exemption for citizens of 13 countries mentioned above. Guidance for Vietnam entry for those citizens will be updated immediately when it is released.

🎯Updated on February 17, 2022

Vietnam’s Government Leaders, on February 16, 2022, agreed on the proposal of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam on fully reopening international tourism and lifting all travel restrictions from March 15.

Accordingly, the restrictions imposed on Vietnam visa issuance, unilateral and bilateral visa exemption will be removed then.

To enter Vietnam then, the travelers must ensure to:

  • Have a passport of at least 6-month validity
  • Have a full-vaccination certificates with the 2nd dose administered within 6 months, or a certificate of being recovered from Covid within 6 months (for travelers aged from 12)
  • Have certificate of Negative Covid-19 Test Result (test taken within 24 hours prior to Vietnam arrival in case of rapid test, or 72 hours in case of RT-PCR test)
  • Have valid Vietnam entry paper (if required)
  • Install at least 01 app for health management as regulated by the Vietnam authorities
  • Have a health insurance (to cover Covid Treatment)

And upon arrival in Vietnam, they will be subject to the following regulations on Covid Test and health monitoring:

  • If the travelers are entering Vietnam by air:
    • Those showing Covid symptoms would have to undergo a rapid Covid test when they land at the airport.
    • In other cases, they would spend one-day quarantine in their hotel or accommodation facility until they furnish a negative Covid test result (rapid test or RT-PRC test).
    • All would continue monitoring their health for 14 days as per the protocol of the Ministry of Health.
  • If the travelers are entering Vietnam by land, they get rapid Covid-test when reaching the land border.

The Government leaders have assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to assume the prime responsibility for

  • unifying contents and regulations on welcoming international tourists;
  • finalizing and urgently announcing the plan to fully reopen Vietnam borders for tourism, providing detailed instructions for the units and localities to proactively implement such plan.

(Source: https://vnexpress.net/viet-nam-mo-cua-du-lich-tu-15-3-4428214.html)

👉or, keep following us here or on https://www.facebook.com/VietnamVisaService/ for further updates on how to get a visa to Vietnam.

In addition to this latest announcement on when Vietnam opens borders to tourism, Vietnam has officially lifted COVID-19 restrictions on international flights since February 15. All countries, except for China, have agreed with such resumption.

However, actual flight frequency depends on regulations of the aviation authorities of the countries and the market demand.

👉And now, let’s see some Vietnam Flights Update today.

2. Vietnam International Flights Update

As mentioned above, Vietnam has officially resumed international regular flights to the countries all over the world (except for China which has not showed its agreement to resume international flights to Vietnam).

Here are just some popular Vietnam inbound flight schedules:


Flight itinerary



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

Narita (NRT) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Thursday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

All Nippon Airways

Narita (NRT) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Thursday & Sunday

Vietnam Airlines

All Nippon Airways

Regular flights from South Korea to Vietnam

Incheon (ICN) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Vietjet Air

Incheon (ICN) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Friday

Vietjet Air

Regular flights from Thailand to Vietnam

Bangkok (BKK) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Wednesday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Regular flights from Taiwan to Vietnam

Taipei (TPE) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Tuesday

Vietnam Airlines

Regular flights from Singapore to Vietnam

Singapore (SIN) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Friday

Vietnam Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Singapore (SIN) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Vietnam Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Regular flights from Laos to Vietnam

Vientiane (VTE) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Wednesday & Sunday

Vietnam Airlines

Regular flights from Cambodia to Vietnam

Phnom Penh (PNH) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Phnom Penh (PNH) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Cambodia Angkor Air

Siem Reap (REP) – Hà Nội

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Cambodia Angkor Air

Regular flights from Europe to Vietnam

London (LHR – UK) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Tuesday

Vietnam Airlines

Frankfurt (FRA – Germany) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Tuesday & Thursday

Vietnam Airlines

Paris (CDG – France) – Hà Nội (HAN)

Every Thursday

Vietnam Airlines

Moscow (SVO – Russia) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Regular flights from Australia to Vietnam

Sydney (SYD) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Tuesday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Melbourne (MEL) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Every Thursday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Sydney (SYD) – Hanoi (HAN)

Every Monday

Vietnam Airlines

Those flights are available for:

  • Vietnamese citizens,
  • Those with a valid Vietnam 5-year visa exemption certificate, temporary residence card, permanent residence card or visa;
  • Experts, business managers and investor with a valid entry permit from the Vietnam Immigration Department.
  • In case you are traveling from a third country, you are highly recommended to check the transit regulations to make sure your journey is hassle-free.

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