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Thailand lifts RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May 2022
Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved the lifting of the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals beginning 1 May, 2022, and introduced two new entry schemes specifically customised for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.
New entry rules for vaccinated travellers:
International travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test.
They are still required to register for a Thailand Pass (via https://tp.consular.go.th/) with a Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000).
Once arriving in Thailand, they will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
New entry rules for unvaccinated travellers:
nternational travellers who are unvaccinated or are not fully vaccinated will also no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test.
They are required to register for a Thailand Pass with a 5-day hotel booking and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000).
Once arriving in Thailand, they must proceed to undergo the quarantine for 5 days and undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 5.
Exception is made for unvaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system, they – like those fully vaccinated – will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are advised to strictly follow health and safety standards. Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.
Viet Nam entry requirement in the Covid-19 prevention
1. Entry Conditions:
• Vietnamese nationality passengers
• Passengers who are foreigners, overseas Vietnamese and their relatives with valid entry documents (permanent residence card, temporary residence card, visa, valid visa exemption certificate) are allowed to enter Vietnam without going through inspection procedures, check the personnel for visa issuance/visa exemption certificate, no need to apply for approval from the Immigration Office, and relevant local authorities.
• Visa exemption for citizens of the following countries: The Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of France, Republic of Italy, Kingdom of Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Union Russia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Finland and Republic of Belarus when entering Vietnam with a temporary stay of 15 days from the date of entry, regardless of passport type, entry purpose, as long as they meet the conditions as prescribed by Vietnamese law. This regulation is valid from March 15th, 2022 until the end of March 14th, 2025.
• Resume visa exemption for foreigners under international treaties to which Vietnam is a member or visa exemption on the basis of reciprocity (the list is posted on the Consular Information Portal - https://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn/default.aspx).
2. Before departure
• COVID test requirement:
o Certificate of negative results for SARS-CoV-2 test by RT-PCR or RT-LAMP method within 72 hours from the time of the sample collection or a negative result of antigen rapid test method within 24 hours until the time of departure, and must be certified by local authorities of the country conducting the tests. The certificate must be written in Vietnamese or English.
o Children under 2 years old are not required to be tested, either have not been vaccinated or have never been infected with COVID-19 are allowed to enter and stay with their family/relatives.
• Health declaration:
o Make medical declaration before entry to Viet Nam via tokhaiyte.vn.
• Medical or travel insurance:
o Travelers who are visa-exempt visitors or short-stay visa holders for tourism purposes must have a medical or a travel insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment with a minimum liability of $10,000.
o Not applicable for Vietnamese nationality passengers
3. After arrival
• PC-COVID app installation:
o All passengers must install and use the medical declaration application (PC-COVID) when entering Vietnam, and take preventive measures against the pandemic as prescribed during their stay in Vietnam.
• Health monitoring at the arrival airport:
o If travelers have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection...), they must immediately report to the health agency at the border gate to take medical measures as prescribed..
• Quarantine regulations:
o Within 10 days from the date of entry, passengers self-monitor their health. If you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection...) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for guidance and timely management; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.
Vietjet was awarded as “the Best Service Foreign Low-Cost Carrier” in Korea.Taking place in Seoul on March 28,2019, the announcement and award ceremony of “Korea Prestige Brand Awards 2019” was honored Vietjet as “The Best Service Foreign Low-Cost Carrier”. Accordingly, many specific evidences explains why Vietjet has this award. Currently Vietjet operates 115 domestic and international flight routes, connects passengers to explore many destination across the around. Vietjet also reaches the highest rate in the Asia Pacific region with its technical reliability rate for Vietjet’s safe flights- 99.64%. Furthermore, it also obtains the IATA Operational Safely Audit (IOSA) certificate, awarded a 7-star ranking, by AirlineRatings, it’s the world’s highest rate for safety. Vietjet are paying more attention to improve their services (in-flight entertainments, comfy seats on new aircraft, delicious meals and especially friendly cabin crews, etc) in order to bring a best flying experiences to their esteemed passengers.
Vietjet Air launches new air route Nha Trang-Taipei (Taiwan)
On April 3, 2019, a new international flight route between Nha Trang and the Taiwanese capitay city-Taipei is officially launched. The provision of this direct flight route aims to promote tourism, trade as well as integration between Vietnam and Taiwan. The flight duration is 03 hours only and will be operated weekly and the return flights will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights from Nha Trang will depart at 12:30 and arrive in Taipei at 16:35 (local time) whereas return flights will take off at 17:35 and land in Nha Trang at 19:55 (local time). Vietjet Air is now the airline with the highest frequency of flights at Khanh Hoa’s Cam Ranh International Airport.
Vietjet held inauguration ceremony to announce their new 5 flight routes from, to Can Tho International Airport on 06 Apr, 2019.Accordingly, 5 new flight routes including Can Tho – Hai Phong, Can Tho – Vinh (Nghe An Province), Can Tho – Thanh Hoa, Can Tho – Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa Province) and Can Tho – Dalat (Lam Dong) were introduced in Can Tho by Vietjet. All new routes will be operated from 26 Apr, 2019 and marked a Vietjet’s new record which becoming the most frequent airlines having the most flights from and to Can Tho. Since 2014, Can Tho airport was called up and developed, and the one who has made a big contribution in this is Vietjet. In the peak season, the airline operates up to 5 flights per day to Can Tho.
New flight routes Ho Chi Minh-Bali (Indonesia)-Ho Chi Minh are going to be operated on May the 29th, 2019.In order to start the tourism season this summer, Vietjet Air decided to operate a new international flight from Vietnam to one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia - Bali. The duration for each flight is four hours and 5 return flights per week from Indonesian city back to Ho Chi Minh city are already in the schedule. Normally passengers need to transit in Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok but this direct flight route from Vietnam to Bali will help passengers save time on transit as well as save the ticket fare expenses. All the flights are scheduled to depart from Ho Chi Minh at 08:05, arrival in Bali at 13:05 (local time) whereas return flights will leave Bali at 14:05 (local time) and land in Ho Chi Minh at 17:05.
Information and instructions for passengers during the G20 OSAKA SUMMIT held in Japan.
Accordingly, within 04 days from 27 to 30 Jun (Thursday-Sunday), passengers who have flights from Japan should consider the time and transport to go to the airport as due to the G20 Osaka Summit, the large-scale and long-lasting traffic restrictions for expressway or roads to airport are unavoidable. Security will be tighter during this 4 days period. Passengers may need to provide airplane tickets/e-tickets/reservation codes/etc as a proof of transportation where arriving at the airport by police officers. All passengers are recommended to get well document preparation.
The flight schedule also might be affected by operation of various government aircraft caused.
The flights to two top destinations in Vietnam- Dalat & Danang are on planned to be improved by Thai Vietjet.
Currently the demand for flight to Dalat and Danang is very high and in order to meet the passengers demand, Vietjet has confirmed their plan to increase the services into those flights more flexibility and convenience. Accordingly, direct flight from Bangkok (Suvarnabimi)-Dalat and the return are expected to be operating daily, starting from 09 Apr, 2019, whereas direct flight from Bangkok (Suvarnabimi) and the return are expected to be increased from 2 to 3 flights from 12 Apr.
So far Vietjet is now having many routes connecting Vietnam and Thailand, such as Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh/Hanoi/Hai Phong/Dalat/Danang and Chiangmai/Phuket-Ho Chi Minh.
New direct route between Phu Quoc and Hongkong is announced as a commercial launch of Vietjet on 09 Apr,2019, contributing to its expansion of international networks.
Being well-known as one of the best destinations in Asia, it seems to be a wise movement of Vietjet to start announcing the commercial launch of a new route linking Phu Quoc and Hongkong. Starting from 19 Apr, 2019, with a frequency of 04 flights per week and flight duration on 02hours and 45mins per leg, flights will depart from Phu Quoc at 10:50 in the morning and land in Hongkong at 14:35 whereas the return flights depart at 15:40 from Hongkong and arrive in Phu Quoc at 17:25 in local times.
Vietjet launches new route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don (Quang Ninh) on 20 Jan,2019.
Van Don is the most attractive islands of Quang Ninh province and predicted to appeal more visitors if a direct flight is operated to Van Don from Ho Chi Minh city, a biggest city in Vietnam. The HCMC – Van Don flights & return flights will be operated on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Each flight duration is about 2 hours and 15 minutes, departing from HCMC at 07:00 and arriving in Van Don at 09:15 whereas returning flight will take off in Van Don at 09:50 and land in HCMC at 12:05 p.m.
A new international network- direct flight route from Phu Quoc to Seoul is operated by Vietjet Air.
On 22 Dec, 2018, the first directly flight linking Phu Quoc island and the South Korean capital- Seoul has been officially launched. This route will be operated daily with estimated duration flying in time is 5.5 hours. Departing every day from Phu Quoc at 15:40 and arriving at Seoul at 22:55. As for the returning way, the flight will take off at 13:45 from Seoul and land at 05:35 in the morning in Phu Quoc (all in local times)
Not just stop at this flight route, Vietjet Air also operated many other flight routes from and to stunning destinations in Seoul/Busan/Daegu from Vietnam, passengers have more airport options to organize the trip, such as Seoul-Hanoi/Ho ChiMinh/Hai Phong/Danang/Nha Trang or Hanoi/Busan or Danang-Daegu.
Flight route linking Osaka (Japan) and Ho Chi Minh has just been lauched by Vietjet on 14 Dec,2018.
In order to further contribute to the promotion of trade, integration and especially tourism between Vietnam and Japan, the new service connecting Ho Chi Minh city to Osaka city has been officially opened. This flight route will be operated daily with estimated flight duration of more than 5 hours. Departing from Ho Chi Minh at 13:40 and arriving to Osaka at 08:30, the flight route is expected to attract more passengers due to its schedule timing convenient. On the other hand, the returning flight from Osaka will take off at 09:30 and land in Ho Chi Minh at 13:30 (all in local times).