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Travel Advisory

I. ENTRY/EXIT

VIET NAMTAIWANJAPANKOREA

Updated on 04 Jan 2022

1. Scope of application:

– Vietnamese nationality passengers

– Foreign nationality passengers must have a valid visa/visa waiver and written consent entry of the Vietnam Immigration Department.

2. Application period: From 01/01/2022.

3. COVID-19 prevention requirements for passengers:

– Negative test for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR/RT-LAM method within 72 hours before entering Vietnam (except for children under 2 years old).

– Certificate of full vaccines (the last dose given within at least 14 days and not more than 12 months from the time of entry) and have a valid Certificate of Vaccination/Vaccine passport recognized by Vietnam government (or legalized/confirmed at competent authorities if such document has not been recognized for direct use in Vietnam). Or, have a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (The duration from the time of hospital discharge to the time of departure must not exceed 6 months, issued by the competent authority in the country/territory of treatment). 

– For passengers who have not had fully vaccinated or have not received a certificate of recovery: Must have a confirmation of hotel reservation according to the list of eligible quarantine (minimum 7 days) or Certificate of eligibility facilities and equipment to ensure medical isolation at home, certified by the Chairman of the People’s Committee of the ward/commune (specified in Document 5599/BYT-MT dated July 14, 2021 of the Ministry of Health).

– Passengers from countries with recorded Omicron variant entering Vietnam: must have negative rapid antigen test (quick test) for SARS-Cov-2 before boarding and after disembarking.

– Make medical declaration before entry Viet Nam via website http://tokhaiyte.vn  

– For international passengers: Install the IGOVN application before departure for immigration procedures and medical declarations (recommended for diplomatic passengers).

– For Vietnamese passengers:  Install the PC-Covid application for medical declarations

4. At foreign airports departing to Vietnam: in addition to preparing the RT-PCR test confirmation within 72 hours (up to the time of entry) according to current regulations, all passengers are requested to take a quick test and confirm on the commitment stated with tested negative result (according to the airline’s form HERE) and return it to the check-in staff before being issued a boarding pass.

5. At domestic airports:

– In Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City: Currently, quick test is implemented (Medlatec in Hanoi, District 1 Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City until January 10, 2022) at the international arrival terminal with the unit price stated in Circular 16/2021/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health (Bamboo Airways shall conduct a quick test with free of charge for passengers who buy the Bamboo Airways’ ticket).

– At other airports apart from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City: currently, the local airports’ authorities/ Centers for Disease Control have not yet deployed quick testing at the international arrival terminal, passengers still enter normally, no need to be tested. Bamboo Airways shall continuously update information about testing next time.

– Bamboo Airways shall collect testing fee via ticket fare (according to Official Letter No. 6220/CHK-VTHK of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam) with the above unit price for international flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. For international flights to other Vietnamese airports, the airline shall only collect testing fee via ticket fare when these airports carry out testing.

6. References:

– Document number 13846/BGTVT-CYT Request to strengthen epidemic prevention, control Omicron infection of the SARS-CoV-2.

– Document number 10688/BYT-MT dated 16/12/2021 of the Ministry of Health on COVID-19 prevention and control associated with entrants.

Document number 5599/BYT-MT dated July 14, 2021 of the Ministry of Health on reduction in quarantine period, pilot home quarantine for F1 individuals, management and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Official Dispatch No. 4697/UBND-KGVX dated December 28, 2021 of Hanoi People’s Committee on taking measures for COVID-19 prevention and control applicable to people on entry.

– Official Dispatch No. 9713/SYT-NVY in 2021 on implementing guidelines for COVID-19 prevention and control for people on entry issued by the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City.

– Passengers allowed to enter:

+ People with Taiwanese nationality.

+ Holders of a long-term residence card (Alien Resident Certificate).

+ Persons with “DC”, “ER”, “FC”, “FD”, “FO”, “FR”, “FS”, “OC”, “OS”, “TC” or “TS” stamps on the visa.

+ Persons who have an “X” on their visas from October 21, 2021.

+ Diplomatic staff (with MOFA ID – Ministry of Foreign Affairs ID)

+ Foreigners and transit passengers are NOT allowed to enter Taiwan.

– Passengers must have a Covid-19 negative certificate in the form of LAMP, NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-LAMP and RT-PCR, taken within 3 days before departure. For details, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/Category/MPage/XQ9r73gXAgEfJZV9zm6gaA

– For Taiwanese nationals with long-term residence card: if there is no confirmation of negative for Covid-19, it is necessary to prepare the following procedures:

+ Must complete an “ Entry Quarantine Affidavit” before departure at: https://www.cdc.gov.tw/File/Get/bkwclrVuZY_x9P5kYTRVmA

+ Self-paid testing upon arrival in Taiwan.

– All passengers must declare the Taiwan Immigration Quarantine system at the link: https://hdhq.mohw.gov.tw/Default1?openExternalBrowser=1

– All passengers must be quarantined for 14 days at isolation facilities or hotels, and must be certified by these facilities.

For more update details, please visit

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

Updated on October 01st, 2021

1. Japanese nationals, foreign nationals holding a valid VISA to enter Japan, spouses or children of permanent/resident aliens, and those who have or will acquire “diplomatic” or “official” status of residence.

2. Re-entry permit (including Special re-entry permit – please refer below*); for a period of five years (in maximum) or until the expiration date of the permit

* Special re-entry permit; within one year of departure from Japan or until the expiration date of stay

– Application for re-entry permission: https://www.isa.go.jp/en/applications/procedures/16-5.html

– Special re-entry permission: https://www.isa.go.jp/en/applications/guide/minashisainyukoku.html

3. In principle, those who have stayed in India, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan within 14 days prior to the date of application for landing will be denied landing for the time being, even in the case of re-entry (if the passport does not show a 14-day period of stay in another country, hotel receipts, etc. from other countries will be considered as evidence).

4. Restrictions on the issuance of visas are in place worldwide, and currently, visas are only issued in principle to those who have the same circumstances as “special circumstances” (approximately from the beginning of this year).

5. No restriction to exit Japan (depending on the restriction by the country of the destination)

※ If pax have any questions about immigration or restriction of entering to Japan, please contact the Japanese embassy, consulate-General of Japan or the below contact of immigration office in order to get updated information.

※ Please also see the following URL for the latest details of above entry restriction:

https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

https://www.isa.go.jp/vi/index.html

6. Isolation process:

The traveler from Vietnam needs self-isolation for 14 days, no use of public transportation. Please find more details HERE  (entrants from Vietnam apply to page 4)

Shortening of the waiting period with vaccination certificates:

  • If you have a valid vaccination certificate, and during the 14-day waiting period at home, etc., you voluntarily take a test(PCR Test or Quantitative Antigen Test) on or after the 10th day after entering Japan, and report a negative result to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare(Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants), the remaining waiting period will be shortened.
  • The vaccination certificate is valid only if it meets the following:
    • The certificate must be issued by a public institution in a country or region.
    • The following items must be listed in Japanese or English : Name, Date of birth,Vaccine name/manufacturer, Date of vaccination, Number of vaccines administered.
    • It must be possible to confirm that the name/manufacturer of vaccine administered is one of the following.
      – Comirnaty / Pfizer

      – Vaxzevria / AstraZeneca
      – COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna / Moderna
  • It must be possible to confirm that at least two doses of vaccine has been administered.
  • It must be possible to confirm that at the time of entry into Japan, at least 14 days have passed since the date of the second vaccination.

Please find the detail information HERE.

7. Other necessary instructions regarding to entry/exit:

7.1. PCR test should be conducted 72 hours prior to departure.

7.2. The traveler must submit negative certificate (by specified format, Vietnamese format available) at the time of entry to Japan.  

※ Please find the specified format HERE.

※ Also please find requirement of inspection certificate HERE .

7.3. The traveler will be tested for Covid 19 at the airport. If the result is negative, you have to remain at home and do not have to use public transportation for 14 days after entering Japan.

7.4. The traveler must install location app on the mobile phone. Please find more details HERE.

7.5. The traveler must submit a completed and signed copy of this “Written Pledge” to the airport quarantine station when entering Japan. Please find more details HERE

7.6. You need to answer questionnaire, so please access to the following QR code or URL before boarding and follow the instructions.

– QR code :

– URL: https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp

8. Please acknowledge that NRT immigration office accept any questions for entry by international phone call, however the final decision will be confirmed when entered by immigration with the original passport due to judge of fake or not.

NRT immigration office

TEL: +81-476-34-2211

Office hour: 08:30-17:15 @ JST (closed on SAT/SUN and national holidays)

Website: http://www.moj.go.jp/isa/other_languages.html

1. Entry Regulations

All passengers from countries with visa waiver agreements (total of 90 countries) visa-free entry restrictions

Single- or multiple-entry Korean visas for short-term stay issued on or before April 5, 2020 revoked

Visa exemption for Japanese nationals suspended

* Exemptions: Diplomatic/official passport holders, cabin crew, ABTC/APEC cardholders, long-term visa holders, C-4 short-term employment visa holders

Re-entry permit exemption for long-term foreign residents in Korea suspended

Obtainment of re-entry permit required before departure

* Exemptions: Holders of diplomat visa (A-1), government official visa (A-2), agreement visa (A-3), overseas Korean visa (F-4), refugee travel document, and travelers re-entering Korea following the departure on or before May 31

The implementation of the Korean Electronic Travel Authorization(K-ETA)[As of Sep 01,2021]: https://www.k-eta.go.kr/portal/apply/index.do?locale=EN

2. Quarantine Requirements

All Passengers (Including Re-entry foreign nationals) entering Korea must submit a Printed PCR test result (Inspection method must be written in Korean or English. If written in other languages, a certified translation must be submitted together) within 72 hours of departure (As of February 24)

Electronic certificates such as on mobile devices are not accepted.

* Valid PCR test scope : Tests based on gene amplification detection (NAATs, PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, etc.)

* Exception: Children under 6 years of age, Transit Passenger, persons subject to exemption from quarantine for humanitarian reasons and purpose of overseas business trips for official duties

– If you are issued a PCR quarantine document online, be sure to print it out and submit it

– All Passengers departing from the Philippines, Indonesia and Uzbekistan it is necessary to submit a PCR test result issued by an inspection agency designated by an overseas mission

– Penalties for passengers who are confirmed positive without submitting a PCR negative confirmation (As of May 10, 2021).

* Penalty: 2,000,000 KRW

* Subject to : Passengers who have been confirmed positive as a result of the COVID 19 test at the quarantine station among Koreans who have not submitted a PCR negative confirmation or submitted a substandard PCR negative confirmation

* Exception : Under the age of 14, etc.

For all Korean and foreign nationals entering Korea

– Short-term foreign residents: 14-day quarantine (expenses to be paid by passengers)

* Self-quarantine is possible if a family relationship with a long-term foreign residents/Korean is confirmed (within third cousin, direct descendant)

– Long-term foreigners/Korean nationals entering from Brazil, Africa, India, self-quarantine after PCR diagnostic test at a temporary living facility upon arrival

– 14-days Quarantine at a government-designated facility for long term stay foreign nationals /Korean nationals from Tanzania, South Africa (As of Apr22, 2021)

– Family members (lineal ascendants, blood relatives, etc.) of Korean nationals or long-term foreign residents registered in Korea are eligible for self-isolation

– Long-term foreigners/Korean nationals departing from Myanmar have a inspection and confirmation of results at temporary living facilities (takes 7 days), Self-isolation 7 days thereafter as of Aug 6, 2021.

– Koreans/foreigners staying for a long time from other countries, self-quarantine (14 days) after PCR diagnostic test at Public health center where you live

– Quarantine/isolation procedures when a Korean national who has been vaccinated in Korea enters Korea (if asymptomatic)

* Arrival in Korea → Submit vaccination certificate/PCR negative certificate to the quarantine officer → Pass the examination by the Ministry of Justice → Pick up baggage → Move to residence (no restrictions on using public transportation) → Standby until local health center is confirmed (takes 1 day) → Exemption from quarantine → Visit a public health center on the 6th or 7th day after entering the country and conduct additional diagnostic tests

– Quarantine exemption

* Passengers have completed vaccinations in Korea and re-entered after leaving the country (As of May 5, 2021)

* Passengers have completed vaccination abroad and have entered the country for the following purposes(Quarantine exemption form must be issued in advance/As of Jul1,2021)

[Visiting the immediate family/Important business/Academic public interest/Humanitarian purpose]

Applicable only to those who enter the country two weeks after receiving all the recommended doses for each vaccine in the same country

-.Only WHO-approved vaccines are allowed: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Kobishield, Sinopharm/Sinovac

-. If you are entering from a country with a mutated virus, such as South Africa or Brazil etc, you cannot be exempt from quarantine even if you have been vaccinated.

-. For the issuance of the quarantine exemption letter, the quarantine exemption application documents, pledge, and vaccination certificate must be submitted to the screening agency (embassy/consulate and relevant ministries)

3. Transfer Eligibility

Holders of confirmed connecting flight ticket and passengers transferring within 24 hours

* Thai nationals: Document issued by the Thai Embassy (Consulate-General) required upon return to Thailand

For those arriving from overseas, domestic flight can not be on board

-. Exemptions : Jeju-Island residents board a flight to Jeju-Island, Holders of Quarantine Waiver

For more information, please contact the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency Call Center(1339) or Incheon Airport Quarantine Station(032-740-2700) 

4. Note

– Government travel restrictions are subject to constant change and sometimes introduced without adequate notice.

– This information is only for reference and does not guarantee passenger entry or exit.

– For further details, please refer to the latest safety updates on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Safety website or the notices posted on the relevant diplomatic mission website.

– To prevent the spread of Covid-19, most countries have imposed travel restrictions on arrival or transit for various categories of passengers, as well as a number of medical and quarantine-related requirements. Before planning your trip, we suggest you to read the current requirements of the country of destination from our dedicated application.

II. TRANSIT

TRANSIT INFORMATION VIA SINGAPORE

Passengers may transfer via Singapore (SIN) under the routes as follows:

Origin Countries/Region Intermediate Points before SIN Operating carriers for Inbound Flight to SIN Destination Operating carrier for Outbound flights from SIN
Southeast Asia:

Vietnam

HAN/SGN QH
Singapore
QH
Northeast Asia: 

Korea, Japan, Taiwan

Passengers entering and transiting through Singapore must comply with Singapore’s public health and immigration requirements as specified by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority on its website at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg

For Changi Airport transit information, please refer to:

https://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-guide/Covid-19/transiting-through-airport.html

Notes:

– Government travel restrictions are subject to constant change and sometimes introduced without adequate notice.

– This information is only for reference and does not guarantee passenger entry or exit.

For the latest information, please check with the Embassy in your country.