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When will Vietnam open border for tourism

No country can stay still in COVID and Vietnam is the same. Let’s see how our country plans flights to welcome foreign travelers for tourism, business trips, or family visit and the time to fully open borders for tourism.

In this post, we will keep you updated on:

  • Vietnam’s border opening roadmap.
  • 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.

The Vietnam Government decided to resume the regular international passenger flights on a pilot from January 1, 2022, in a bid to boost its economic recovery.

And this decision is now under implementation with the priority given to highly safe countries and territories, consisting of Beijing/Guangzhou (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), Taiwan, Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), San Francisco/Los Angeles (the United States).

It is expected to have more 6 countries and territories to be added to this map from January 15, 2022, consisting of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Hong Kong, Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), Sidney (Australia), Moscow (Russia).

Those flights are currently available for:

  • Vietnamese citizens,
  • Those with a valid Vietnam 5-year visa (consisting of overseas Vietnamese, spouse and child of a Vietnamese citizen or Overseas Vietnamese), and a valid approval from the Vietnam Immigration Department;
  • Experts, business managers and investor with a valid entry permit from the Vietnam Immigration Department.

After these 2 stages, Vietnam will consider the full opening of the Vietnam border for tourism.

In addition to those commercial flights, Vietnam has been receiving charter flights and expert flights, in which:

  • Charter flights are available for:
    • Those with a valid Vietnam 5-year visa, and
  • expert flights are available for:
    • Experts, business managers and investor with a valid entry permit from the Vietnam Immigration Department.

Let’s check out the Vietnam Flights Update today.

2. Vietnam International Flights Update

As mentioned above, there are now 3 types of international inbound flights to Vietnam, consisting of:

  • Commercial flights,
  • Charter flights, and
  • Expert flights.

Let keep us updated on those flights below.

2.1 Vietnam commercial flights

Vietnam government has reached agreements with competent authorities of 9 countries and territories to resume scheduled commercial flights.

Here is the schedule of scheduled Vietnam inbound flights in the coming time:

Country

Flight

Schedule

Airlines

Singapore

Singapore – Ho Chi Minh City

Every Wednesday

Vietnam Airlines

Singapore – Hanoi

Every Friday

Vietnam Airlines

Thailand

Bangkok – Ho Chi Minh City

Every Wednesday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Laos

Wattay – Hanoi

Every Wednesday & Sunday

Vietnam Airlines

Cambodia

Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Taiwan

Taipei – Hanoi

Every Tuesday

Vietnam Airlines

South Korea

Incheon – Hanoi

Every Thursday & Saturday

Vietnam Airlines

Japan

Narita – Ho Chi Minh City

Every Thursday & Sunday

Vietnam Airlines

USA

San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh City

Every Wednesday & Sunday

Vietnam Airlines

Those flights are available for:

  • Vietnamese citizens,
  • Those with a valid Vietnam 5-year visa (consisting of overseas Vietnamese, spouse and child of a Vietnamese citizen or Overseas Vietnamese), and a valid approval from the Vietnam Immigration Department;
  • 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.

In case you need help booking a commercial flight ticket to Vietnam, feel free to let us know. No matter where you are, we will figure out the best journey and price for you.

2.2 Vietnam charter flights

This type of flight has been operated since early 2021 to initially take the Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to Covid-19. And now it has been expanded to take those with a valid Vietnam 5-year visa (consisting of overseas Vietnamese, spouse, and child of a Vietnamese citizen or Overseas Vietnamese), and foreign tourists to Vietnam.

Here is the schedule of those flights in January 2022:

Country

Flight

Schedule

Available for

South Korea

Incheon – Cam Ranh

15, 21/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Tourists

Incheon – Da Nang

22, 23/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Those with a valid 5-year visa

Incheon – Ho Chi Minh City

13, 20/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Those with a valid 5-year visa

Japan

Narita – Hanoi

15/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Those with a valid 5-year visa

Australia

Sydney – Ho Chi Minh City

15/01

-Vietnamese citizens

Sydney – Hanoi

17/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Those with a valid 5-year visa

USA

San Francisco – Da Nang

19/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Those with a valid 5-year visa

UK/France

Heathrow/Paris – Van Don

15/01

-Vietnamese citizens

-Those with a valid 5-year visa

Singapore

Singapore – Hanoi

14/01

-Vietnamese citizens

Taiwan

Taipei – Hanoi

13, 15/01

-Vietnamese citizens

Important note:

  • Vietnamese citizens require no entry approval for their returning to Vietnam.
  • Those with a valid 5-year visa for Vietnam does not required to get a Vietnam entry approval from the Vietnam Immigration Department as the flight organizer will do it on their behalf.
  • The tourists will be issued with a 30-day visa for Vietnam and can only travel within the assigned destination.
  • Tourists wishing to visit relatives outside the assigned destinations: (only for those who registered for a 7+ days tour): To visit relatives outside the assigned destinations, your relative must complete a NA5 form with signature by competent person of the competent authority, and you must secure a written registration with the organizing unit.
  • In case your country is not listed here, we can help you to book a connecting flight and assist you with the transit procedure.

2.3 Vietnam expert flights

In addition to the above schedules of Vietnam incoming flights in the coming time, Vietnam currently still receives the flights carrying the foreign experts, business managers, and investors to Vietnam for working.

In order to enter Vietnam via those flights, the passengers are required to have a valid Vietnam entry permit.

In case you are looking for a ticket for these flights, feel free to let us know via hotline/WhatsApp/Viber/Zalo +84.946.583.583 or email Support@vietnam-visa.com, or spend your 01 minutes to complete the form below.

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