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From February 15, Vietnam will resume all international flights

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From February 15, Vietnam will lift restrictions on international flights in connection with COVID-19. State media reports that the flights «will return to the level before the pandemic“. The country imposed incredibly tight border restrictions at the start of a pandemic that destroyed its tourism industry.

Vietnamese Airlines

Vietnam has previously resumed regular flights to the US, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Russia, the UK, France and Germany, but the number of flights has been limited as required by the National Committee on COVID-19.

Hanoi Airport

Here are some flights from the US and Canada to Vietnam that are now available:

  • New York – Ho Chi Minh City by Turkish Airlines – $ 846 round trip
  • San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh City on United / ANA – $ 1,009 round trip tickets
  • Los Angeles – Ho Chi Minh City on ANA – $ 714 round trip
  • Chicago to Ho Chi Minh City on United / ANA – $ 720 round trip
  • Toronto to Ho Chi Minh City on the Cathay Pacific – $ 848 round trip
  • Vancouver – Ho Chi Minh City on Cathay Pacific – $ 694 round trip
Exterior of Hanoi airport

All these flights include one transfer. There are currently no direct flights between the US and Vietnam, but we can expect this to change as the country opens. Starting this year, Bamboo Airways and Vietnam Airlines plan to offer continuous service from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco.
Although this increase in flights is a step away from the limitations of the pandemic era, travelers will need to keep in mind the entry requirements for Vietnam.

Masked passengers

Currently, Americans can only enter Vietnam with a valid Vietnamese resident card, visa, or visa waiver certificate. Airline passengers over the age of 2 arriving in Vietnam from abroad must provide a negative real-time PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 taken within 72 hours of entering the country. According to the website of the US Embassy.

A traveler who holds a rapid antigen test

Plans to open Vietnam to international tourism in April are coming to an end after two years of closure

The country’s tourism sector, like much of Asia, has been hit hard by COVID travel restrictions. Much of the region has not been open to tourism since the beginning of the pandemic, and tourism in Southeast Asia is estimated to have lost a total of 1.6 million jobs in the hospitality sector.

Vietnamese road mask covid

Vietnam will not be the first Asian country to reopen its borders to tourism.

Thailand plans to return tourism in full swing this spring, and the Philippines has fully opened its borders to tourism after two years of closure.

With that in mind, Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said: “If the country opens slowly, it will lose the opportunity to attract foreign tourists as many countries in the region have already resumed their international tourism.”

rice fields Vietnam

Entry requirements for Vietnam’s recovery plan:

Show proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days before entry)

OR

Evidence of recovery from Covid-19 over the previous 6 months

Negative PCR result for 72 hours of travel

Health insurance for travel with coverage of at least $ 50,000

Landing of Vietnamese Airlines

In Vietnam, there is now a surge in COVID cases

most likely due to the Omicron option. A mask mandate is currently in effect, with a $ 13 default penalty. The restaurants are open but may be closed in a short time due to congestion. Schools are expected to reopen this month and most people will return to their jobs.

As of February 14, 2022, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health had confirmed 2,510,860 cases of COVID-19. However, 2,226,754 of the victims were cured and discharged from hospitals. Vietnam also recorded 38,946 deaths due to the pandemic. About 95% of the country is fully vaccinated.
If you are looking for something to do and see in Vietnam, be sure to read: Top 5 amazing destinations to visit Vietnam in 2022

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