Vietnam - Japan regular international flights set to reopen in early 2022

VOV.VN - Regular international flights carrying passengers in both directions between the nation and Japan will be operated by Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Japan Airlines, and All Nippon Airways as of January 1, 2022.

Dinh Viet Thang, director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), has recently sent a document detailing the reopening to relevant units.

According to the plan, the CAAV has requested that airlines, in addition to the currently licensed flights, submit an application to the CAAV for consideration of a flight license in line with content that has been agreed upon between aviation authorities of both nations.

Specifically, Vietnam Airlines will operate a flight route between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo, with a frequency of three one-way flights per week, while Vietjet Air will fly on the Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City-Tokyo route one one-way flight per week.

Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways of Japan will also fly the Tokyo-Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City route, with a frequency not exceeding four one-way flights per week for both airlines.

The CAAV has therefore requested that airlines conduct inspections aimed at ensuring that passengers have fulfilled the requirements for pandemic prevention and control before boarding aircraft entering Vietnam.

In line with this, passengers must have a certificate showing negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 before entering the country, a certificate of vaccination, a vaccine passport, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

For passengers who have yet to be fully vaccinated or who have not been certified for complete recovery, they will have to present a certificate of eligibility for facilities and equipment. This is in order to ensure home isolation or a confirmation of hotel reservation within at least seven days according to the locally announced list of eligibility for isolation.

Furthermore, the CAAV requests that the airport authorities of the North and the South fully notify state management agencies at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports.

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) is responsible for arranging adequate premises, equipment, and resources to ensure the smooth operation of two-way regular flights.