HCMC – Regular commercial flights between Vietnam and Japan will be reopened from January 1, 2022 with a frequency of eight return flights per week.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has sent a document on the reopening of flights between the two countries to the relevant agencies and local airlines, the local media reported.
Vietnam Airlines will operate three round-trip flights between Hanoi/HCMC and Tokyo per week, while Vietjet Air will run one return flight per week on the routes.
Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways of Japan will fly from Tokyo to Hanoi/HCMC and vice versa with a frequency of no more than four return flights per week.
CAAV asked airlines to check if their passengers meet the requirements before boarding aircraft. Specifically, passengers must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test and Covid-19 vaccination status, vaccine passport or certificate of recovery from Covid-19.
As for passengers who have not been fully vaccinated or certified to have recovered from Covid-19, they must have certificates proving that their homes are eligible for home isolation or the confirmation of a hotel booking for a stay of at least seven days.
Vietnamese airlines have got prepared for the reopening of 15 international air routes in January next year. Besides the air route to Japan, the Ministry of Transport is awaiting responses from other countries, such as South Korea, Singapore and Thailand to reopen air routes to these markets.