Tuesday - 25th, Jan 2022 06:33:08 AM (Vietnam Time)
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Vietnam officially reopen International flights from January 2022

According to a notice issued on December 10 by the Government Office, the ministries have agreed to reopen regular international flights in the context of Vietnam’s high vaccination rate.

Phu Quo Island, Vietnam

Phu Quo Island, Vietnam

On the evening of December 10, the Government Office informed the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh on agreeing to a plan to reopen regular international flights carrying passengers to areas with a high safety factor.

In the first phase, airlines will organize regular flights between Vietnam and key markets, namely: Beijing (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), Taipei – Taiwan, Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), San Francisco/Los Angeles (USA). The reopening of flight routes must be based on the guidance of the Ministry of Health on medical measures to prevent epidemics for entry people, ensuring safety, efficiency, and smoothness.

The pilot period starts on January 1, 2022.

Accordingly, the government asked: The Ministry of Health urgently issues guidelines for people entering the country on regular international commercial flights, consulting experts, businesses, and the public.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for coordinating with the Ministry of Health in early negotiations to reach an agreement with other countries and territories on mutual recognition of “vaccine passports”, prioritizing the implementation areas in the pilot phase.

The Ministries of Health, Public Security, Information, and Communications immediately unify and publish a medical declaration software that is applicable to facilitate the declaration of passengers and operations activities of aviation enterprises as well as medical monitoring, control, and tracing of entry people.

The Ministry of Transport guides aviation businesses to reopen regular international flights according to the approved plan, promptly summarize the assessment and recommend adjustments in accordance with the actual situation.