So far, Viet Nam Airlines, the national flag carrier, has resumed regular air routes between Viet Nam and the U.S. (four flights per week), Japan (three flights per week), the RoK (two flights per week), Chinese Taipei (one flight per week), Singapore (two flights per week), Thailand (two flights per week) and Cambodia (four flights per week).
The U.S., Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and Belarus have officially accepted Viet Nam's vaccine passport while 80 partners, including India and Canada, have recognized in principle Viet Nam’s vaccine certificates.
OUT OF NINE DESTINATIONS, ONLY JAPAN HAS RESPONDED TO VIỆT NAM'S INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS RESUMPTION PLAN IN EARLY 2022
Việt Nam is eyeing restoring air links from January 2022 to nine destinations with a high level of epidemiologic safety: Beijing/Guangzhou (China), Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), Taipei (China), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and San Francisco/Los Angeles (United States).
The Government has decided to resume regular international passenger flights on a pilot basis from January 1, 2022, in a bid to boost economic recovery.
TRANSPORT MINISTRY SEEKS RESUMPTION OF REGULAR INT’L FLIGHTS FROM DEC 15, END TO QUARANTINE FOR VACCINATED PASSENGERS
The Ministry of Transport has submitted to the Prime Minister a plan on the pilot resumption of regular international flights carrying passengers to Việt Nam from December 15, in anticipation of a year-end surge in travel demand.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has approved a pilot plan to welcome international visitors as proposed earlier by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Under the proposed plan, the first phase will begin in the first quarter next year, with flights to be resumed to China, Hong Kong (China), Japan, the Republic of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and Australia.
The Department of Immigration has issued a notice on automatic extension of stay for foreigners stranded in Viet Nam due to COVID-19.