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Airlines Updates

Published on 27.07.2020
Bamboo Airways Seoul 4Q20 operations as of 24JUL20

Published on 20.07.2020
Vietnam Airlines closes Hanoi – Sydney bookings until late-March 2021

Published on 25.06.2020
Bamboo Airways delays new International routes launch to August 2020

Published on 15.06.2020
VietJet Air schedules new domestic routes from mid-June 2020

Published on 11.06.2020
Vietnam Airlines eyes July resumption of international flights

Published on 09.06.2020

Vietnam Airlines expands domestic routes in late-May 2020

Vietnam Airlines July 2020 International operations as of 05JUN20

 

Published on 01.06.2020
Vietnam Airlines resumes all domestic flights after suspension

Published on 29.05.2020
Vietnam Airlines June 2020 International operations as of 20MAY20 (Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City-> Seoul/Busan)

Published on 20.05.2020
Vietnam Airlines June 2020 International operations as of 20MAY20 (Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City-> Seoul)

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Open for travel from Vietnam
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Vietnam.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals of Vietnam,
    • Passengers travelling for official or business purposes; investors, technical experts, skilled workers, business managers and government officials, provided they have a medical certificate issued by authorities proving that they are free of novel coronavirus.
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Flight Restrictions

published 21.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.
– This does not apply to passengers on diplomatic or official duty. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and quarantine.
– This does not apply to passengers who are experts, business managers or highly skilled workers. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
– This does not apply to passengers approved by National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
2. For transportation of nationals of Viet Nam returning to Viet Nam, airlines must contact the Vietnamese Diplomatic Representative agency in the local country in advance.
3. All passengers will be placed on quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days upon arrival.
4. All visa issuances are suspended.
5. All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.
6. Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border.
7. Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
8. Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt.
9. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.
10. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
11. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport and with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt.
12. Airline crew are subject to mandatory medical declaration as well as observing self-quarantine during their stay until the next flight schedule.

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Quarantine

Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days and could be longer if you test positive at any point. If you test positive, you will be treated in a Vietnamese hospital. Following discharge you will be expected to undertake a period of self-isolation. You should expect to be tested at least 5 times prior to release, and will be required to produce 3 consecutive negative tests during quarantine and a further two consecutive negative tests during self-isolation.
Once you have completed quarantine and self-isolation you should receive a document specifying this. You should keep this, as you may need to present it customs/airport officials when you leave Vietnam.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

Testing on departure is not required to anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.

Health declaration is mandatory for all passengers entering Vietnam, which can be done by completing a paper form on arrival or a digital form online before the trip here [https://tokhaiyte.vn/]. Travelers should contact their airlines directly for information.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Malaria risk due predominantly to P. falciparum exists in the entire country, excluding urban centres, the Red
River delta, the Mekong delta, and the coastal plain areas of central Viet Nam. High-risk areas are the highland
areas below 1500 m south of 18˚N, notably in the four central highlands provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong,
Gia Lai and Kon Tum; in Binh Phuoc Province; and in the western parts of the coastal provinces of Khanh
Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Quang Nam and Quang Tri. Resistance to mefloquine reported.
WHO recommended prevention in risk areas: C

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  • Vietnam Government to suspend all flights to, from Da Nang for 15 days from 28 July (Reuters, 27.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Vietnam remain very limited. There are a small number of scheduled international flight options per week from Vietnam to regional transit hubs. Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed. Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis. Such applications are required to be led by Vietnamese employers who must work directly through individual provincial government offices. The requirements and process may differ from province to province. All returning individuals must complete 14 days of quarantine. There are costs for the employers or individuals for completing quarantine in hotels. Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel. There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Community transmission of COVID-19 was detected in Da Nang city on 25 July. Cases linked to this initial outbreak have now been identified in other cities and provinces including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The government of Vietnam, city and provincial authorities have implemented a wide range of measures to stop the spread of the virus. There is a partial lockdown in and restriction of travel to Da Nang and Hoi An cities. Public transport has been suspended and schools are closed. People are required to stay at home as much as possible. There is disruption to travelling through the city to surrounding provinces (Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thua Thien Hue). Anyone who has visited Da Nang city since July is required to complete a public health online questionnaire and contact local medical centres for additional consultation. Some cities and provinces, including Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, are requiring self-isolation at home and COVID-19 tests for those who have visited Da Nang in July. You are advised to complete the form and check to ensure you are in compliance with local regulations, including any self-isolation and testing required. The form can be accessed [https://tokhaiyte.vn/]. A guide to help you to complete the form is also available [https://vietnamnews.vn/society/653508/how-to-fill-in-health-declaration-forms.html] or video [https://youtu.be/2x31vDHn6mg]. There is a partial lockdown in and restriction of travel to Da Nang and Hoi An. Tourists are not allowed to enter or seek accommodation in these cities. If you have recently been in Da Nang and Hoi An you can expect to encounter extra checks and problems if seeking to book accommodation in other places. Social distancing and the wearing of masks in public settings are being re-introduced in places around the country. Bars have been ordered to close in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and large public events are suspended.

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    31.07.2020
  • Vietnam Government to suspend all flights to, from Da Nang for 15 days from 28 July (Reuters, 27.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Vietnam remain very limited. There are a small number of scheduled international flight options per week from Vietnam to regional transit hubs. Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed. Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis. Such applications are required to be led by Vietnamese employers who must work directly through individual provincial government offices. The requirements and process may differ from province to province. All returning individuals must complete 14 days of quarantine. There are costs for the employers or individuals for completing quarantine in hotels. Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel. There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Community transmission of COVID-19 was detected in Da Nang city on 25 July. Cases linked to this initial outbreak have now been identified in other cities and provinces including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The government of Vietnam, city and provincial authorities have implemented a wide range of measures to stop the spread of the virus. There is a partial lockdown in and restriction of travel to Da Nang and Hoi An cities. Public transport has been suspended and schools are closed. People are required to stay at home as much as possible. There is disruption to travelling through the city to surrounding provinces (Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thua Thien Hue). Anyone who has visited Da Nang city since July is required to complete a public health online questionnaire and contact local medical centres for additional consultation. Some cities and provinces, including Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, are requiring self-isolation at home and COVID-19 tests for those who have visited Da Nang in July. You are advised to complete the form and check to ensure you are in compliance with local regulations, including any self-isolation and testing required. The form can be accessed [https://tokhaiyte.vn/]. A guide to help you to complete the form is also available [https://vietnamnews.vn/society/653508/how-to-fill-in-health-declaration-forms.html]. There is a partial lockdown in and restriction of travel to Da Nang and Hoi An. Tourists are not allowed to enter or seek accommodation in these cities. If you have recently been in Da Nang and Hoi An you can expect to encounter extra checks and problems if seeking to book accommodation in other places. Social distancing and the wearing of masks in public settings are being re-introduced in places around the country. Bars have been ordered to close in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and large public events are suspended.

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    30.07.2020
  • Vietnam Government to suspend all flights to, from Da Nang for 15 days from 28 July (Reuters, 27.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights to and from Vietnam remain very limited. There are a small number of scheduled international flight options per week from Vietnam to regional transit hubs. Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed. Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis. Such applications are required to be led by Vietnamese employers who must work directly through individual provincial government offices. The requirements and process may differ from province to province. All returning individuals must complete 14 days of quarantine. There are costs for the employers or individuals for completing quarantine in hotels. Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel. There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Due to the identification from 25 July of a small number of COVID-19 community cases linked to Da Nang in Central Vietnam, the government of Vietnam has temporarily restricted travel to Da Nang. A partial lockdown of Da Nang has been applied from midnight 27 July. This includes staying at home, wearing masks and adhering to social distancing if there is an essential need to leave the home. Schools and public transport have been suspended. Whilst current restrictions primarily apply to Da Nang city, there will be disruption to travelling through the city to surrounding provinces (Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Thua Thien Hue). Other cities and provinces have implemented increased measures, including requiring anyone who has recently been in Da Nang to complete health questionnaires. This could lead to required medical checks, self-isolation at home for 14 days or formal quarantine. Cities and provinces have also reintroduced the wearing of masks in public settings. These measures vary from province to province. You should be alert to local variations, , take a precautionary approach and be ready to comply with local authorities. As of midnight 27 July, a partial lockdown has been implemented in Da Nang with tourists not allowed to enter or seek accommodation in the city. People who have recently been in Da Nang can expect to encounter extra checks and problems if seeking to book accommodation in other places.

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    28.07.2020
  • Vietnam Vietnam is back on high alert after authorities on Saturday 25 July confirmed community infections all in or around Da Nang. The evacuations of mostly local tourists will take at least four days with domestic airlines operating approximately 100 flights daily from Da Nang to 11 Vietnamese cities. Vietnam has also reintroduced social distancing measures in Da Nang. (Reuters, 27.07.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a small number of scheduled international flight options per week from Vietnam to regional transit hubs. Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed. Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis. Such applications are required to be led by Vietnamese employers who must work directly through individual provincial government offices. The requirements and process may differ from province to province. All returning individuals must complete 14 days of quarantine. There are costs for the employers or individuals for completing quarantine in hotels. Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel. There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There is enhanced public awareness on hygiene to combat the threat of the virus returning. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on some public transport. You should be alert to local variations around public hygiene measures, take a precautionary approach and be ready to comply with local authorities. There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There is enhanced public awareness on hygiene to combat the threat of the virus returning. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on some public transport.

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    27.07.2020
  • Vietnam Vietnamese government to permit resumption of flights to, from countries without recent COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a small number of scheduled international flight options per week from Vietnam to regional transit hubs. Currently transit in Vietnam is not allowed. Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis. Such applications are required to be led by Vietnamese employers who must work directly through individual provincial government offices. The requirements and process may differ from province to province. All returning individuals must complete 14 days of quarantine. There are costs for the employers or individuals for completing quarantine in hotels. Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel. There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There is enhanced public awareness on hygiene to combat the threat of the virus returning. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on some public transport. You should be alert to local variations around public hygiene measures, take a precautionary approach and be ready to comply with local authorities. There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There is enhanced public awareness on hygiene to combat the threat of the virus returning. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on some public transport.

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    14.07.2020
  • Vietnam Vietnamese government to permit resumption of flights to, from countries without recent COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    There are a small number of scheduled international flight options per week from Vietnam to regional transit hubs. Currently transit through Vietnam is not allowed.
    There is no requirement for testing on departure though anyone who has tested positive previously may be asked to show their negative test results and release certificates.
    Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis. Such applications are required to be led by Vietnamese employers who must work directly through individual provincial government offices. The requirements and process may differ from province to province. All returning individuals must complete 14 days of quarantine. There are costs for the employers or individuals for completing quarantine in hotels. Those arriving in Vietnam are required to provide information about recent travel.

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    Internal restrictions:

    There are no COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam at present after its successful suppression of COVID-19. There is enhanced public awareness on hygiene to combat the threat of the virus returning. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on some public transport. You should be alert to local variations around public hygiene measures, take a precautionary approach and be ready to comply with local authorities.

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    08.07.2020
  • Vietnam Vietnamese government to permit resumption of flights to, from countries without recent COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Borders with China, Cambodia and Laos are currently closed except for the import and export of goods.
    Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are allowed to enter the country at this time. These will be considered on case by case basis. Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. All persons entering Vietnam must undergo medical checks and 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
    For further information, please see the Vietnamese government’s website here [ http://news.chinhphu.vn/Home/PM-reaffirms-guideline-of-fending-off-second-COVID19-wave/20206/40541.vgp].
    Widespread quarantine requirements are in place for anyone allowed to enter the country and anyone in country who may have come in to contact with coronavirus. In principle there are provisions for people who are exceptionally allowed to enter the country for work to be allowed to undertake quarantine in a hotel approved by the Ministry of Health. The Vietnamese government has confirmed that it will cover quarantine costs in government centres. You will be responsible for paying for any coronavirus hospital treatment costs, and hotel costs from periods of self-isolation. Vietnam’s quarantine requirements are mandated by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. Quarantine lasts a minimum of 14 days and could be longer if you test positive at any point. If you test positive, you will be treated in a Vietnamese hospital. Following discharge you will be expected to undertake a period of self-isolation. You should expect to be tested at least 5 times prior to release, and will be required to produce 3 consecutive negative tests during quarantine and a further two consecutive negative tests during self-isolation. Once you have completed quarantine and self-isolation you should receive a document specifying this. You should keep this, as you may need to present it customs/airport officials when you leave Vietnam. Vietnam uses community testing as a means to provide assurance that COVID-19 is not being transmitted undetected. Should you be asked to undertake testing, you should comply. Failure to comply can be an offence with significant punishments.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Life has returned to normal in Vietnam albeit with enhanced public awareness on hygiene to combat the spread of illnesses. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in all public settings. They are required / expected in some hospitals and on public transport.

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    02.07.2020
  • Vietnam Vietnamese government to permit resumption of flights to, from countries without recent COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    Vietnam has temporarily suspended visa waivers, issuing of visas and the entry into Vietnam for all foreign nationals. There are a very small number of exceptions for diplomats on official business and certain high-skilled workers. These will be processed on case by case basis.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Vietnamese schools have reopened. A COVID-19 national epidemic has been declared. Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations since 23 April. Haiphong has banned anyone coming from Vietnam’s designated endemic areas. Vehicles leaving the city must get permission from the Traffic Police Division and those entering the city must present written confirmation from the checkpoint chief. These forms are distributed at each checkpoint. Anyone who has completed quarantine in a different city must present a certificate of expiration of the quarantine and are still required to observe precautionary measures. Taxi services and parks have been suspended. Those travelling from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang or Quang Nam provinces are no longer subject to 14-day quarantine in a government-designated facility. All provinces and cities have been downgraded to ‘low risk’, and most non-essential business operations have been allowed to resume. Stringent distancing measures and mandatory mask wearing in crowded public places will continue to be enforced across different risk areas. Checkpoints, where police will take people’s temperatures and conduct vehicle checks, remain at borders between cities and provinces. In addition, anyone not wearing masks, littering used masks in public spaces or roads, anyone not complying with food services suspension orders and restrictions on commercial activity and public meetings, failure to observe medical precautions before entering or leaving an affected area will be fined. Inter-provincial ground movement has been relaxed. Public transportation including taxis and coaches are permitted to operate with reduced schedules. Security checkpoints, which allow the police to conduct temperature and vehicle checks, will remain at borders between cities and provinces. Public bus services in Ho Chi Minh City resumed on 4 May.

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    26.06.2020
  • Vietnam Vietnamese government to permit resumption of flights to, from countries without recent COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.
    – This does not apply to passengers on diplomatic or official duty. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
    – This does not apply to passengers who are experts, business managers or highly skilled workers. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
    – This does not apply to passengers approved by National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
    2. For transportation of nationals of Vietnam returning to Vietnam, airlines must contact the Vietnamese Diplomatic Representative agency in the local country in advance.
    3. All passengers will be placed on quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days upon arrival.
    4. All visa issuances are suspended.
    5. All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.
    6. Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border.
    7. Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
    8. Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt.
    9. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.
    10. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
    11. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport and with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt.
    12. Airline crew are subject to mandatory medical declaration as well as observing self-quarantine during their stay until the next flight schedule.

    Internal restrictions:

    Vietnamese schools have reopened. A COVID-19 national epidemic has been declared. Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations since 23 April. Haiphong has banned anyone coming from Vietnam’s designated endemic areas. Vehicles leaving the city must get permission from the Traffic Police Division and those entering the city must present written confirmation from the checkpoint chief. These forms are distributed at each checkpoint. Anyone who has completed quarantine in a different city must present a certificate of expiration of the quarantine and are still required to observe precautionary measures. Taxi services and parks have been suspended. Those travelling from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang or Quang Nam provinces are no longer subject to 14-day quarantine in a government-designated facility. All provinces and cities have been downgraded to ‘low risk’, and most non-essential business operations have been allowed to resume. Stringent distancing measures and mandatory mask wearing in crowded public places will continue to be enforced across different risk areas. Checkpoints, where police will take people’s temperatures and conduct vehicle checks, remain at borders between cities and provinces. In addition, anyone not wearing masks, littering used masks in public spaces or roads, anyone not complying with food services suspension orders and restrictions on commercial activity and public meetings, failure to observe medical precautions before entering or leaving an affected area will be fined. Inter-provincial ground movement has been relaxed. Public transportation including taxis and coaches are permitted to operate with reduced schedules. Security checkpoints, which allow the police to conduct temperature and vehicle checks, will remain at borders between cities and provinces. Public bus services in Ho Chi Minh City resumed on 4 May.

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    01.06.2020
  • Vietnam Commercial flights at the Quang Ninh Province-based Van Don International Airport will resume from May 4. Daily flights on the Van Don-Ho Chi Minh City route will be offered by budget carrier Vietjet, while four weekly flights on the route will be provided by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines from May 16 and Bamboo Airways is to operate daily flight on the route from June 1. Vietnam Airlines will also operate three flights linking Van Don and Danang per week from May 16. (The Star, 29.04.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.
    – This does not apply to passengers on diplomatic or official duty. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
    – This does not apply to passengers who are experts, business managers or highly skilled workers. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
    – This does not apply to passengers approved by National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
    2. For transportation of nationals of Vietnam returning to Vietnam, airlines must contact the Vietnamese Diplomatic Representative agency in the local country in advance.
    3. All passengers will be placed on quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days upon arrival.
    4. All visa issuances are suspended.
    5. All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.
    6. Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border.
    7. Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
    8. Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt.
    9. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.
    10. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
    11. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport and with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt.
    12. Airline crew are subject to mandatory medical declaration as well as observing self-quarantine during their stay until the next flight schedule.

    Internal restrictions:

    Vietnamese schools have reopened. A COVID-19 national epidemic has been declared. Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations since 23 April. Haiphong has banned anyone coming from Vietnam’s designated endemic areas. Vehicles leaving the city must get permission from the Traffic Police Division and those entering the city must present written confirmation from the checkpoint chief. These forms are distributed at each checkpoint. Anyone who has completed quarantine in a different city must present a certificate of expiration of the quarantine and are still required to observe precautionary measures. Taxi services and parks have been suspended. Those travelling from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang or Quang Nam provinces are no longer subject to 14-day quarantine in a government-designated facility. All provinces and cities have been downgraded to ‘low risk’, and most non-essential business operations have been allowed to resume. Stringent distancing measures and mandatory mask wearing in crowded public places will continue to be enforced across different risk areas. Checkpoints, where police will take people’s temperatures and conduct vehicle checks, remain at borders between cities and provinces. In addition, anyone not wearing masks, littering used masks in public spaces or roads, anyone not complying with food services suspension orders and restrictions on commercial activity and public meetings, failure to observe medical precautions before entering or leaving an affected area will be fined. Inter-provincial ground movement has been relaxed. Public transportation including taxis and coaches are permitted to operate with reduced schedules. Security checkpoints, which allow the police to conduct temperature and vehicle checks, will remain at borders between cities and provinces. Public bus services in Ho Chi Minh City resumed on 4 May.

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    22.05.2020
  • Vietnam Commercial flights at the Quang Ninh Province-based Van Don International Airport will resume from May 4. Daily flights on the Van Don-Ho Chi Minh City route will be offered by budget carrier Vietjet, while four weekly flights on the route will be provided by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines from May 16 and Bamboo Airways is to operate daily flight on the route from June 1.
    Vietnam Airlines will also operate three flights linking Van Don and Danang per week from May 16. (The Star, 29.04.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Viet Nam.
    – This does not apply to passengers for diplomatic or official duty. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
    – This does not apply to passengers who are experts, business managers or highly skilled workers. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and self-isolation.
    – This does not apply to passengers approved by National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
    – This does not apply to airline crew. They will be subject to mandatory medical declaration and other effective regulations as well as observing self-quarantine during their stay until the next flight schedule.
    2. For transportation of nationals of Vietnam returning to Vietnam, airlines must contact the Vietnamese Diplomatic Representative agency in the local country in advance. Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is temporarily suspending all flights.
    3. All passengers will be placed on quarantine at a designated facility for 14 days upon arrival.
    4. All visa issuances are suspended.
    5. All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.
    6. Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border before allowed to enter Viet Nam.
    7. Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
    8. Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa exempt.
    9. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People’s Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.
    10. Nationals of Belarus, Japan and Russian Fed. with a normal passport are no longer visa exempt.
    11. Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they are nationals of Belarus, Japan or Russian Fed. with a normal passport.

    Domestic flights to remain suspended despite expiration of government’s COVID-19 social distancing order on 15 April (Reuters, 13.04.2020).

    Internal restrictions:

    A COVID-19 national epidemic has been declared. Domestic flights have gradually resumed operations since 23 April. Checkpoints, where police will take people’s temperatures and conduct vehicle checks, remain at borders between cities and provinces. In addition, anyone not wearing masks, littering used masks in public spaces or roads, anyone not complying with food services suspension orders and restrictions on commercial activity and public meetings, failure to observe medical precautions before entering or leaving an affected area will be fined.
    Haiphong has banned anyone coming from Vietnam’s designated endemic areas. Vehicles leaving the city must get permission from the Traffic Police Division and those entering the city must present written confirmation from the checkpoint chief. These forms are distributed at each checkpoint. Anyone who has completed quarantine in a different city must present a certificate of expiration of the quarantine and are still required to observe precautionary measures. Taxi services and parks have been suspended. Those travelling from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang or Quang Nam provinces are no longer subject to 14-day quarantine in a government-designated facility. Provinces and cities have been divided into three different ‘risk zones’, including high risk areas, at risk areas and low risk areas. The capital Hanoi has been downgraded from a ‘high risk’ to an ‘at risk’ location, while Ho Chi Minh City remains ‘at risk’. Restrictions are gradually being removed. Non-essential businesses in both ‘high risk’ and ‘at risk’ areas including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are reopening. However, certain components of the ‘social distancing order’ such as suspension of public gatherings and closure of entertainment and sport venues will remain in effect nationwide and are subject to further assessment from the authorities in these areas. Additionally, stringent distancing measures and mandatory mask wearing in crowded public places will continue to be enforced across different risk areas.
    Inter-provincial ground movement has been relaxed. Public transportation including taxis and coaches are permitted to operate with reduced schedules. Gatherings of more than two people are prohibited in Hanoi. The prohibitions on gatherings of more than ten people and 20 people are enforced respectively in ‘at risk’ and ‘low risk’ areas. Security checkpoints, which allow the police to conduct temperature and vehicle checks, will remain at borders between cities and provinces. Schools and public bus services in Ho Chi Minh City resumed on 4 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [http://news.chinhphu.vn/Home/PM-reaffirms-guideline-of-fending-off-second-COVID19-wave/20206/40541.vgp]
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