Covid-19 Situation in Vietnam: Travel Updates & Reopening Status

Vietnam plans on gradually reopening its border to welcome back workers and travelers. To help you get a clear vision, we provide you with frequent updates on this information.


  • Being the 6th nation in the world in Covid-19 vaccination rate, it’s the foundation for The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), the Private Sector Development Committee (Committee IV), and the Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Alliance to propose to the Vietnamese Government to remove all the restrictions on domestic and international tourism from May 1, 2022The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will hold a conference on January 24 with the participation of representatives of six ministries and 20 localities as well as major travel firms to discuss the complete opening of the tourism market on April 30-May 1 holiday in a safe manner.
  • On January 21, Vietnam Airlines announced its plan to resume daily flights between Vietnam and Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
    • January 24, 2022: It will operate the first flight from Hanoi to London, which will transit through Paris.
    • January 27, 2022: Vietnam airlines will resume the first regular flight between Hanoi and Frankfurt.
    • January 29, 2022: Vietnam airlines will resume the first regular flight between Hanoi and Moscow.
    • February 08, 2022:
      • Hanoi to Moscow flight will depart every Friday and the other way will be on Saturday.
      • It will operate the first flight from Hanoi to London, which will transit through Frankfurt and back to Hanoi. This flight will be operated every Tuesday.
      • It will operate the first flight from Hanoi to Paris, which will transit through Frankfurt and back to Hanoi. This flight will be operated every Thursday


Phu Quoc has successfully welcomed over 1000 international visitors over nearly two months of reopening the pilot with the vaccine passport program. This number is pretty lower than expected. However, in the second phase which will start next month, the island will allow eight more hotels, lodging facilities, and resorts to participate. We hope that this action will have positive effects on attracting more travelers.


After successfully resuming international flights between Vietnam and 7 other countries including The US, Japan, ROK, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, and Taiwan, Vietnam Airlines has tapped Australia, making it the eighth market.

The number of flights is not so frequent with one flight linking Hanoi and Sydney weekly, and two of them between HCM city and Sydney, Melbourne.

Furthermore, Vietnam Airlines is working closely with authorities and countries to soon restore regular international flights to Europe and China.


After the first week of resuming regular international flights on the pilot plan starting from January 1, 2022, a total of 16 flights carrying around 1,000 passengers to Vietnam has been successfully conducted by Vietnam airlines. Most of the passengers come from Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan, and the US.


  • Travelers from countries where the Omicron variant has been found will be subjected to a rapid COVID-19 test before boarding and when they arrive in Vietnam at their own expense. Furthermore, self-quarantine venues like houses and hotels must meet Ministry of Health criteria; otherwise, they will be quarantined in centralized facilities.


  • The Hanoi-based 108 Hospital announced on January 2 2022 that Vietnam’s first confirmed Omicron case (a man who arrived in Vietnam from the United Kingdom on December 19 and received a positive result for a rapid antigen test conducted) was discharged from the hospital the same day after testing negative for coronavirus the day before.
  • To date, 20 Omicron cases have been confirmed in Vietnam (all imported), all of which have been described as asymptomatic or mild. The most recent five found in HCM City tested negative five days or a week after testing positive for the new variant.


  • On the evening of January 1, a flight carrying 121 passengers from Cambodia’s Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, making it the first regular international flight operated by Vietnam Airlines after a nearly two-year hiatus following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Vietjet Air – the new generation airline in Vietnam conducted the first commercial international in 2022 connecting Tokyo and Vietnam. The flight arrived at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on January 1, 2022, carrying 143 passengers on board the flight. This airline will resume the Hanoi-Tokyo route from January 1 with one flight per week.


  • In nearly two years, Khanh Hoa welcomed the first group of Russian tourists. On Sunday, a charter airplane carried 226 Russian visitors to the central coastal Khanh Hoa Province as part of a vaccination passport experimental program.


  • The Vietnamese government has approved the restoration of regular international commercial flights to a number of Asian and American countries commencing January 1, 2022. Initially, flights will be operated between Vietnam and Beijing/Guangzhou (China), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Seoul (South Korea), Taipei – Taiwan (China), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Vientiane (Laos), and San Francisco/Los Angeles (USA). Visitors who are fully vaccinated only need to stay in quarantine for three days at their house or place of residence.

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