Vietnam officially restored its regular international flight routes

18, September, 2020

Vietnam officially restored its regular international flight routes

On September 15, the Government Office announced in writing the conclusion of Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at a meeting to discuss the restoration of regular international commercial flights between Vietnam and some countries.

Accordingly, the Deputy Prime Minister agreed on September 15 to restore regular international commercial flights with passengers between Vietnam to Guangzhou, Taipei (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea). ) and Taiwan.

From September 22nd, to continue flights to Vietnam - Cambodia (Phnom Penh), Vietnam - Laos (Vientiane).

The above flights are performed with a frequency of not more than 2 flights  per  week for each party and each airline, the number of flights will be considered to increase in accordance with the actual situation. The Deputy Prime Minister asked to comply with the principle of reciprocity, the number of people on flights, the fees and other entry conditions.

Entry conditions to Vietnam on commercial flights from 6 areas above (excluding people transiting from a third country) required to meet a number of requirements. For foreigners holding diplomatic, official and relative passports, there must be a confirmation of RT-PCR negative for SARS-CoV-2 issued by the health authority of the host country within three days before boarding the plane. Upon arrival at the airport, passengers are tested for RT-PCR and isolated at the official office of the representative agency or at the hotel or accommodation facility.

For foreigners who are experts, investors, business managers, high-tech workers and their relatives, students, international students, and foreign relatives of Vietnamese citizens, paper is required. confirms that RT-PCR is negative for SARS-CoV-2 issued by local health authority within 3 days prior to boarding. Upon arrival at the airport, the above passengers will be tested for RT-PCR, isolated at factories, corporate headquarters or hotels or accommodation establishments.

For Vietnamese nationals, there must be a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR certificate issued by the local health authority within three days prior to boarding. Upon arrival at an airport, RT-PCR is tested and quarantined at military quarantine facilities or hotels or accommodation facilities.

The Deputy Prime Minister also agreed to consider shortening the quarantine period (about 5 days) for the above passengers after the two-time negative RT-PCR results. After that, it is allowed to be self-isolated, monitored and supervised medical care at home, business headquarters, and agencies according to regulations.

For those transiting from a third country entering Vietnam, the Deputy Prime Minister asked to apply strict measures to prevent epidemics, and be tested RT-PCR with SARS-CoV-2 immediately after entering Vietnam.

If transitted from a third country into Vietnam, 14 days of concentrated isolation must be carried out in accordance with regulations, except for special cases under the direction of the competent authority.

"For foreigners entering Vietnam under 14 days, it shall comply with regulations of the Ministry of Health ..." - The Deputy Prime Minister requested.

Tickets are only sold to entry visa holders
The Deputy Prime Minister assigned the Ministry of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to adjust the ticketing process. In particular, require guests to provide personal information and negative confirmation for SARS-CoV-2 issued by the competent authority of the host country, only selling tickets to those who have a visa to enter.

Details of quarantine, testing and treatment fees for people entering Viet Nam
In case a person entering Vietnam wishes to conduct isolation at a hotel, resort or other establishment selected as a concentrated isolation place and approved by a competent authority, the individual shall pay the expenses. meals, accommodation and activities during the period of isolation for hotels, resorts or other establishments at the prices set by hotels, resorts or other establishments.

In case persons entering Vietnam perform concentrated isolation at military barracks, military schools, other establishments designated by the competent state agency as a concentrated isolation place must pay for themselves. meal expenses are at 80,000 VND / day (~$4), the cost of serving daily living needs during medical isolation days is 40,000 VND / day. (~$2).