November 7, 2020
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Announcement of Scheduled Self-pay Quarantine Flights From Japan to Vietnam in November 

Vietnam has long-standing economic ties with Japan. In recent years, Vietnam has become a preferred destination for Foreign Direct Investments from Japan. Now that Vietnam is slowly opening its borders after closing it due to Covid-19, it makes sense why the Japanese are among the first foreign nationalities that they will allow into the country.

Recently, Vietnam and Japan came up with an agreement that will allow Japanese visitors to enter Vietnam as a priority. This agreement will allow the entry of Japanese nationals for essential purposes, such as business managers, investors, public servants, experts, and diplomats, including their family members.

For the month of November, there are three scheduled flights coming from Japan to Vietnam. These are “self-pay quarantine” flights, which means that the visitor or its sponsor company will have to shoulder the cost of quarantine. Vietnamese nationals who are currently in Japan and wanted to go home to their home country can also join these flights. Eligible passengers must first register and meet certain requirements. Take note that visitors can only register in one of the following three forms. Multiple registrations will immediately be denied.

👉 Kagoshima to Thanh Hoa Flight

The flight from Kagoshima – Thanh Hoa will take place from November 8 to November 14. This flight is intended to support the citizens of Central and Southern of Vietnam that live around Japan’s Kagoshima area and wanted to return to Vietnam on a self-quarantine basis. The Vietnamese embassy has arranged this flight, which can accommodate up to 280 passengers. Take note that passengers who wish to take this flight must shoulder the cost of the air tickets, which they can buy directly from ticketing agents.

Since this is a “self-pay quarantine” flight, passengers must also bear the cost of their quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam. To avail of this flight, applicants must register before 12 noon on November 6 (Japan time). The quarantine location will be the Vinpearl Thanh Hoa hotel.

👉 Kagoshima to Van Don Flight

The flight from Kagoshima to Van Don is on November 9, 2020. This flight is intended for citizens of northern Vietnam living around the Kagoshima area and wanted to return back to their home in Vietnam. It is a flight arranged by the Vietnam embassy and has a maximum of 215 seats. The flight will leave Kagoshima on November 9 and arrive in Van Don on the same day. Accordingly, passengers must bear the cost of the ticket to be purchased directly from a ticketing agent.

As for quarantine, there are different hotels to choose from. The cost will vary depending on the type of accommodation and must be shouldered by the passenger. The deadline for application in order to avail of this flight is at 12 noon on November 6, 2020.

👉 Narita to Thanh Hoa Flight

Although there’s no date set yet, the flight is expected to take place somewhere in November. This flight is intended to support the residents of Ninh Binh to Nghe An area who wish to return to Vietnam in Thanh Hoa.

This flight is expected to leave Narita in Tokyo and anyone who wanted to avail of this flight must buy their air tickets & hotel booking directly from agents. In order to be reserved a seat for this flight, passengers must send their application before 12 noon on November 6, Japan time.

Procedures to Follow Upon Arrival in Vietnam

Upon arrival in Vietnam, here are the procedures that all passengers must follow:

  1. First, show the certificate that proves you are negative of Covid-19.
  2. Next, answer the electronic medical declaration form then present yourself for a temperature check. Any passenger who is showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be isolated immediately.
  3. Install the tracking device app on your mobile device.
  4. Then wait for the private transportation that will take you to your hotel for isolation.

Procedures to Follow While In Isolation

When you arrive at the hotel for isolation, this is the procedure:

  1. The medical staff will take a Real-time PCR sampling in order to test you for Covid-19. Anyone who will turn out positive will be taken to a health establishment for treatment.
  2. You will receive regular check-ups from local health authorities while in isolation at your hotel.

After 14 days of quarantine, you will be tested for Covid-19 again. If the result is negative, you can end your quarantine and go home to your province. But if your result is positive, you will be taken to the hospital for treatment and will only be released if your result is negative,

TAGS reopen

Based on reciprocity, authorities of both Vietnam and Japan have agreed to allow short-term travel between the two countries. Also known as the Priority Travel Regulation, this process applies to short-term visitors from Japan who will be visiting Vietnam for less than 14 days for essential purposes.

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