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Malaysia Removes All Covid Entry Requirements For Travelers

Malaysia Removes All Covid Entry Requirements For Travelers

This Southeast Asian country finally has removed its COVID-era entry requirements. Specifically, Malaysia allows vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers alike the chance to explore its beauty unimpeded. It’s one of the few Asian countries to completely drop its regulations surrounding the infection.Although vaccinated travelers were already able to enter the country without testing or quarantine, unvaccinated travelers were required to have a PCR test up to two days before arrival. For unvaccinated travelers, they have a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival and then quarantine for another five days. Vaccinated travelers have to download the MySejahtera app by uploading verification proof of their health status.Much of the initial announcement revolved around the removal of Travel Forms on the MySejahtera app, with no explicit statement that all requirements had been removed. But many embassies have now updated their Malaysia pages to match the new updates. Sherpa and Smartvel, both travel tools for Air Canada and United respectively, have updated entry requirements to show no testing required for the unvaccinated.Malaysia finally has removed its COVID-era entry requirementsAccording to the British Embassy website:“As of 1 August 2022 all entry requirements related to COVID-19 travel to Malaysia have now been removed, regardless of vaccination status. However, you may still be requested to download the MySejahtera app but are no longer required to fill in the travel pass to verify your vaccine status.”Under the section titled “If you are not fully immunized,” it reads:“Entry requirements for Malaysia are the same for all travelers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.”Therefore, visitors should download the app to save any hassle at the airport. Visitors can expect not to wear masks outdoors, but they should be worn indoors and on public transport. When sitting at a restaurant, they are not required, but visitors should take their duties seriously. Malaysian police have been known to enforce duties with on-the-spot fines for improper mask usage or no mask wearing at all.Americans, British, and Canadians can all enter Malaysia visa-free for ninety days before having to be extended in some manner.Malaysia is one of the most underrated countries in Southeast Asia. While those on the backpacker trail frequently head to Thailand and Vietnam, Malaysia is often overlooked or utilized as a long layover. But those willing to venture to its shores will find beaches to rival the best in Thailand with a fraction of travelers. Islands like Langkawi and Tioman offer world-class resorts, including some recently ranked among the best on the planet.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Vietravel Joins Asean's Biggest Online Travel Shopping Day - ASEAN ONLINE SALE DAY 2022

Vietravel Joins Asean's Biggest Online Travel Shopping Day - ASEAN ONLINE SALE DAY 2022

In response to this great tourism event, Vietravel participates with the goal of contributing to domestic e-commerce and cross-border e-commerce with great incentives of up to 50%.The annual ASEAN event, which is jointly organized by ASEAN nations and aims to boost regional e-commerce with a focus on commercial transactions, took place on August 8. This annual event aims to provide consumers and companies in ASEAN nations with a secure and beneficial environment for online shopping with high-quality items. On the 55th anniversary of ASEAN's founding, ASEAN's largest online shopping day - ASEAN Online Sale Day 2022 will take place from August 8 to August 10, 2022.Cambodia - ASEAN Chair 2022 will co-chair and coordinate this year's program alongside Singapore and Vietnam.The two main groups of activities of the ASEAN Online Sales Day 2022 are domestic and international e-commerce shopping activities. Within the framework of the program, consumers in Vietnam or other ASEAN countries can purchase goods with special offers for the ASEAN Online Sales Day 2022 on digital business platforms.Starting in 2020, ASEAN Online Shopping Day has attracted great attention from businesses and consumers in many countries not only in ASEAN. The ASEAN Online Sales Day has significantly contributed to the growth of e-commerce in particular as well as the digital transformation of the region in general through efforts to connect and organize member countries.ASEAN Online Sale Day VietravelAs an Asia Leading Tour Operator, Vietravel is proud to participate in this event to increase the connection and contribute to the success of the ASEAN economic development.At the ASEAN Online Sales Day 2022, Vietravel will offer attractive promotions for ASEAN travelers. Specifically, buyers will get discounts of up to 50%. Check our promotion here.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Vietnam Continuously Ranks Among The Top Fastest-Growing Destinations In The World

Vietnam Continuously Ranks Among The Top Fastest-Growing Destinations In The World

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Vietnam is still among the top fastest-growing destinations in the world, expanding 50 – 70% monthly, since the beginning of 2022.Vietnam welcomed 954,000 international visitors in the first seven months of 2022, a nine-fold increase from the same period last year. The growth rate of foreign arrivals averaged 62% per month in the January-July period, VNAT said.Most of the foreign visitors came from Asia-Pacific, including Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. South Korea was Vietnam's largest source of travelers during this period, followed by the US.Although visitors from Europe are not many, the number is increasing with relatively high growth, especially visitors from the UK, France, and Germany.VNAT said that the recovery prospects of tourism businesses are becoming clearer as the number of businesses reopening is increasing, providing more jobs. In the first half of the year, VNAT licensed 312 new international tour operators, an increase of 286 companies compared to 2021.By the end of June, Vietnam had had 2,415 international travel companies and those operating domestically had reached 1,060.Vietnam continuously ranks in the world’s top fastest-growing destinationsSearch volume for accommodation in Vietnam last month reached 100 points, 5.9 times higher than early March (17 points). The majority of traffic was from the US, Australia, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, UK, Malaysia, Germany, and Thailand.Meanwhile, the number of Vietnamese travelers searching for foreign destinations in July increased by 780% over year-on-year due to the return of international travel. The most searched destinations include six countries in Southeast Asia, namely Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.VNAT further noted that Vietnam will attend the JATA Tourism Expo in Japan from September 22 – 25 and the World Travel Market (WTM) in the UK from November 7 – 9 to attract more foreign travelers.The country will also host the International Travel Expo, one of the two largest international travel expos in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City from September 8 – 10.A tourism promotion event will take place in Hoi An ancient city in the south-central province of Quang Nam from October 9 – 14 as part of the Mekong Tourism Forum 2022.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Ninh Binh Reached The Top 12 Coolest Asian Filming Locations: US Travel Magazine

Ninh Binh Reached The Top 12 Coolest Asian Filming Locations: US Travel Magazine

According to the U.S. magazine Travel+Leisure, Ninh Binh Province where the Hollywood movie 'Kong: Skull Island' was filmed in 2016 is one of the 12 "coolest filming locations" in Asia.The US$190-million film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts was shot in the Trang An limestone complex, Van Long Lagoon, and Tam Coc, where gorgeous limestone karst mountains scenery.Ninh Binh is among the 12 coolest Asian filming locations"The Ninh Binh area is known as the inland cousin of Ha Long Bay. Scenically similar, though significantly smaller, it has far fewer visitors.", Travel+Leisure said.Located about a two-hour drive from Hanoi, Ninh Binh was home to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu during the Dinh Dynasty (968-980) and went unnoticed by foreign tourists for many years until "Kong: Skull Island" " was filmed there, giving it a global reputation.Other Asian filming locations worth visiting according to the magazine are Cambodia's Siem Reap, South Korea's Busan, India's Khempur, Thailand's Krabi province, Singapore, Indonesia's Bali, the Maldives, and Japan's Tokyo.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Vietravel Airlines Leads In On-time Take-off Rate Of Vietnam's Aviation Industry In July 2022

Vietravel Airlines Leads In On-time Take-off Rate Of Vietnam's Aviation Industry In July 2022

According to statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam in July 2022, Vietravel Airlines is the airline with the highest take-off rate on time in the industry, reaching 97.5%.Although the number of on-time flights decreased by 8.1% year-on-year and by 5.4% month-on-month, Vietravel Airlines still lead in on-time flight rates across the aviation industry in July 2022.According to the statistics report of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam, the whole aviation industry in Vietnam achieved an average take-off rate on the time of 81.8 percent. Following Vietravel Airlines are Bamboo Airways with 91.7%, Pacific Airlines with 90.1%, VASCO with 84.8%, Vietjet Air with 81.0%, and Vietnam Airlines with 76.3%.Besides the rate of flights taking off on time, Vietravel Airlines is also the airline that does not cancel flights and has the lowest delay rate.Vietravel Airlines with the highest take-off rate on time in July 2022The current positive results as a stepping stone for the airline to plan to expand domestic and international routes as well as increase the number of aircraft shortly.According to the near plan, Vietravel Airlines will continue to maintain and improve OTP indicators in August. At the same time, the airline will also ensure 100% safe aircraft operation indicators and provide the best experience for customers.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2022: A Travel Event Not To Be Missed

International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2022: A Travel Event Not To Be Missed

The 16th Ho Chi Minh City International Tourism Expo (ITE HCMC 2022) will take place from September 8 to 10, 2022 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ITE HCMC 2022 returns with the theme of "Growing Forward Together" with the hope of giving Vietnamese and international tourism businesses the opportunity to reconnect, network, and exchange experiences. It is also expected to introduce the incredible images of Vietnam to international tourist markets.The return of the prestigious International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh CityThis is the largest and oldest annual international travel trade event in Vietnam to enhance exchanges, tourism promotion, and business opportunities for domestic and foreign travel companies. The 16th ITE HCMC 2022 will be held with the theme of "Growing Forward Together", approved by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.ITE HCMC 2022 is expected to be the largest travel event ever attracting more than 300 exhibitors and 150 high-level customers from more than 50 countries and regions, and more than 20,000 visitors, all gathered in one place, for three days. In addition, ITE HCMC 2022 will combine physical events and online events such as 2D Online Booths, 3D Virtual Reality Expo, and Online Appointments between People International Buyers and Sellers.Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said that in the context of reopening tourism after COVID-19, ITE HCMC 2022 is one of the important activities to promote international communication and marketing tourism abroad.According to Mr. Lee Jae Hoon, Chief of the Representative Office of the Korea Tourism Administration, ITE HCMC is an opportunity to connect trade between Korean tourism businesses and large tourism enterprises in Vietnam, creating favorable conditions for the reconnection of tourism activities between the two countries, as well as the localities of Korea to introduce their unique destinations and culture to Vietnamese tourists.Mr. Derek Chou, Director of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Ho Chi Minh City Office, expressed his pleasure to know that the International Tourism Fair ITE HCMC 2022 will be held after a 2-year pause due to the epidemic. Taiwan is expected to nominate a delegation to Vietnam to join the event.WHAT TO EXPECT AT ITE HCMC 2022?Exhibition date:09h00 - 16h00, September 8-9, 2022: Exclusively for commercial customers16h00 - 19h00, September 8-9, 2022: For commercial guests and the public09h00 - 19h00, September 10, 2022: for public guestsThe last day is open to the public and is called Tourism Consumption Day, with a series of attractive travel packages, promotional airfares, art shows, and exciting minigames for visitors.Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC): 799 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.Notable events:Vietnam Night "The Essence of Vietnamese Rice"Korean NightVietnam MICE Tourism Forum – in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham).Seminar to introduce tourism markets.Workshop on enhancing digital transformation and communication on digital platformsITE HCMC Tourism Award 2022Award for journalism writing about Ho Chi Minh City's tourismTourism consumption day for the publicWithin 3 days of the event, there are many highlight activities that you should not miss. Therefore, register now to participate in this charming event.Limited booth space available: BOOK A STAND at the linkIf you are a travel buyer: REGISTER AS A HOSTED BUYER at the link.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
An Official Guide To E-Visas For Vietnam

An Official Guide To E-Visas For Vietnam

Do you want to travel to Vietnam but you lack information about Vietnam's visas? Don't worry about it because this news will guide entire information about e-visas which is a simple online visa approval process. E-visas allow you to arrive in Vietnam conveniently and easily. Therefore, you should not miss this post.Travel Vietnam more easily with e-visas1. Vietnam Visa Types1.1. Visa-Free: You can arrive in Vietnam which does not require you to obtain a visa with your passport. This means that you don't need to go to the consulate, gather together your documents or pay any fee to get into Vietnam.Visitors from the following countries may enter visa-free, and stay for the indicated number of days. The full list of countries with visa exemptions is below. The full list of countries with visa exemptions1.2. Visa on Arrival: To get a Vietnam Visa on Arrival at the airport, travelers will need to obtain an Approval Letter beforehand, then get on the flight to Vietnam and get a visa stamped upon landing at a Vietnam airport ($25 Stamped fee). If you book tours with Vietravel, we will support you get this Approval Letter with a service fee. In case your application is denied by Vietnam Immigration Department, we will refund this service fee. Processing time: 7 working days or more depending on your nationality.Countries eligible for Vietnam Visa on Arrival: Albania, Falkland, Macedonia, Romania, AmericanSamoa, Faroe, Madagascar, Russia, Argentina, Finland, Malaysia, Saint Helena, Austria, France, Maldives, Saint Kitts, Australia, Georgia, Mali, Saint Lucia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Malta, Saint Pierre, Barbados, Gibraltar, Mariana, Saint Vincent, Belarus, Great Britain, Marshall, Saint Marino, Belgium, Greece, Martinique, Scotland, Belize, Greenland, Mauritania, Serbia, Bermuda, Grenada, Mauritius, Singapore, Bolivia, Guadeloupe, Mayotte, Slovakia, Bosnia&Herzegonia, Guam, Mexico, Slovenia, Bouvet, Guatemala, Micronesia, Solomon, Brazil, Guernsey, Moldova, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Guiana, Monaco, South Georgia, Bulgaria, Guyana, Mongolia, Spain, Cambodia, Montenegro, Suriname, Canada, Heard, Montserrat, Svalbard, Cape Verde, Honduras, Mozambique, Swaziland, Cayman Islands, Hongkong, Myanmar, Taiwan, Chile, Hungary, Nauru, Tanzania, Colombia, Iceland, Netherlands, Thailand, Comoros, India, Neutral Zone, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Turkmenistan, Costa Rica, Ireland, New Zealand, Turksand Caicos, Croatia, Isle of Man, Nicaragua, Tuvalu, Cuba, Israel, Niue, Ukraine, Cyprus, Italy, Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Czech, Jamaica, Norway, Uzbekistan, CzechSlovakia, Japan, Palau, Vanuatu, Denmark, Jersey, Panama, Vatican, Djibouti, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Venezuela, Dominica, North Korea, Peru, Virgin, East Timor, Kyrgystan, Philippines, Wales, Ecuador, Laos, Pitcairn, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Latvia, Poland, El Salvador, Liechtenstein, Polynesia, England,Lithuania, Portugal, Equatorial Guinea, Luxembourg, Puerto Rico, Estonia, Macau, Reunion.1.3. E-Visas: In addition to visas on arrival and Visa-Free, Vietnam's e-Visa is also one of the visa types offered by the Vietnam Immigration Department to foreigners entering the country.The e-Visa is valid for 30 days and single entry only. The e-Visa costs 25 USD for card payments. This process takes three full working days.As of July 2020, Vietnam's e-Visa is available to nationals of 80 following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders, not applicable to Chinese e-passport holders), Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Salomons Islands, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor Leste, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, and Western Samoa. If your nation is one of the nations listed above, you need to continue reading the e-Visas instruction below.1.4. Visa at the Embassy of VietnamIf your country is not in the above cases then you are in this category.A visa application submitted to the Vietnamese Mission abroad shall include the following documents:01 Application form (in provided format) with an attached photo. Original Passport or passport substitute;Visa approval document issued by the Immigration Department. If you book tours with Vietravel, we will support you get this Approval Letter with a service fee. In case your application is denied by Vietnam Immigration Department, we will refund this service fee. Processing time: 7 working days or more depending on your nationality. Within 03 working days from the day Viet Nam’s mission abroad receives valid and completed visa applications, and visa approval is granted by the Immigration Department, you can get your visa at Vietnam Embassy. Visa fees will depend on the type of visa for which you are applying.Please note: The Embassy reserves the right to request further information and documentation from applicants and to deny approval for any visa application without necessarily providing an explanation for visa denial.2. Vietnam e-Visa RequirementsA passport with six (6) months of validityA photo in .jpg format of your full passport data pageA passport photo in .jpg format (4x6, white background, without glasses)A valid international credit or debit cardAn email address for support purposesA temporary address within VietnamYour entry and exit dates and entry and exit points/airports3. A step-by-step guide to applying for Vietnam’s e-VisaStep 1: Visit the official websiteStep 1: Visit the official websiteYou can apply for an e-visa here. It is available both in English and Vietnamese so before moving on, choose the English language in the top right corner. After that, choose the “For Foreigners" section to go to the next page.Step 2: Fill out the informationOn this page, you can see a description of all the steps to apply for an e-visa in Vietnam. At the bottom of the page, check the box "Confirmation of reading carefully instructions and having completed application" and click Next to continue the process.Fill out the required information in the Personal Information sectionIn the first section Foreigner’s images, you are required to upload a portrait and passport data page image as shown in the example. Next, fill out the required information in the Personal Information section which includes:Full name (Use international character as in ICAO line)SexDate of birthReligionEmailRe-enter email Passport numberType Expiry dateIntended date of entryIntended length of stay in Vietnam (number of days)Purpose of entryIntended temporary residential address in VietnamCity/Province (that you visit/stay)If you have a hosting organization, click on the plus sign next to the "the Inviting/guarentering agency/organization" section and fill out its name and address. In case you travel with under 14-year-old children, click on the plus sign next to the "Under 14 years old accompanying child(ren) included in your passport" section. After that, you can write their names, gender, and date of birth as well as upload their portrait photos. Otherwise, you are allowed to skip these two sections.Moving to the last section - Requested Information, you can see that the start and end date for your visa issued has been filled in automatically. After that, you have to choose your entry and exit checkpoint. And finally, you write the Captcha code and check the box to confirm you have truthfully declared all relevant details.Step 3: Verify information and make paymentAfter verifying your information, you will receive a verification code. Remember to write it down as you will need it in the future. The e-visa fee is $25 and you can pay through online options.Step 4: Print your e-visa letterStep 4: Print your e-visa letterAs stated in the initial instruction, your application will be processed in three working days. Specifically, after applying for the e-Visa online, you will need to wait three working days for your visa to be issued. After three days, you can search for your visa at this link. Enter your registration code, email, and date of birth to gain access to your visa. Download the .pdf file and print your e-Visa in two copies for safety when traveling. If three working days have passed and your visa is still unavailable, email Vietnam's e-Visa Support at this page. Finally, upon arrival in Vietnam, please present the letter at the point of entry.* Note that if you apply during peak tourist season, it might take longer to process. Therefore, if possible, complete your e-visa application one week in advance.More information: Your e-Visa is valid for entry at any of 28 international checkpoints within the country, including eight international airports. For the full list of airports, seaports, and border crossings where the e-Visa is accepted, please click here.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Hoi An Voted 20th Best City In The World By US Magazine

Hoi An Voted 20th Best City In The World By US Magazine

Overcoming countless other cities, Hoi An ancient town is ranked in the top 20 best cities in the world, voted by Travel + Leisure newspaper of the US.Hoi An among the 25 best cities in the world in 2022The magazine is based on certain factors and norms to evaluate and give results such as the quality of hotels and restaurants, cultural heritage, attractions, cuisine, and COVID-19 protocols.Although this US Magazine has strict voting standards, this ancient town even used to be included in Travel + Leisure's list of best cities in 2019.Hoi An also is a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO because of its historical value. This ancient town used to be a busy international commercial port attracting many merchant ships from China and Japan from the 16th to 19th centuries.It is surprised when Dubai-based Time Out magazine also listed Hoi An among "the very best places" to travel to in July with warm weather."As the monsoon rains fall in Hanoi and HCM City, savvy travelers in Vietnam head to the central coast where the weather is dry and warm," the magazine said.In addition to Hoi An, Vietnam is proud of Phu Quoc listed among the 25 most beautiful islands in the world this year. This island in the southern province of Kien Giang is ranked in 14th place.Phu Quoc among the 25 most beautiful islands of the world in 2022“Readers' enthusiasm for Vietnam’s Phu Quoc has earned it a place on this list thanks to its white-sand beaches and delectable food. The island is renowned for its production of fish sauce and peppercorns, as well as its coral reefs and dense tropical forest,” wrote Travel+Leisure.Among the voted lists of Travel+Leisure’s World's Best Awards of 2022, Vietnam has two accommodation facilities honored. That includes Six Senses Con Dao in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau which is placed 51st and Capella Hanoi hotel in the top 15 best city hotels in Asia.Impressive tourism growth of VietnamVietnam has attracted a large number of international tourists since the country fully reopened its borders to tourists on March 15.According to data from the General Statistics Office, the number of international visitors to Vietnam in the first six months of 2022 reached 602,000 arrivals, an increase of 582.2 percent over the same period in 2021. The above statistics have shown the rapid recovery of Vietnamese tourism in the first six months of 2022.After Vietnam reopened for international tourism, the search volume for international accommodation and airlines to Vietnam has also grown significantly. Specifically, in the peak period at the end of June, the number of accommodation searches reached 100 points, up 456 percent over the same period last year and four times higher than at the beginning of the year. Also in this period,  the number of searches for the international airline to Vietnam also reached the highest level.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. Within 27+ years of development, we always provide the best travel services at the best prices for you to discover the beauty of not just Vietnam but entire Southeast Asia.Please contact us for more informationVietravel - Asia Leading Tour OperatorHotline: (84) 35 235 61 61Email: [email protected]: www.vietravelasia.com#VietravelAsia #Vietravel #Vietnam #SoutheastAsia #VietnamTour #VietnamTravel
Southeast Asia Travel Restrictions and Updates 2022

Southeast Asia Travel Restrictions and Updates 2022

A hugely popular part of the world for both backpackers and luxury holidaymakers alike, Southeast Asia has struggled over the past couple of years as its once-strict entry requirements decimated the levels of tourism that the region had grown accustomed to.Today, however, the situation is markedly different from how it was at the start of the pandemic, with various entry restrictions being lifted across Southeast Asia on an almost weekly basis. Now, travel to Southeast Asia is now more accessible than it has been at any other point over the last two years, for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers alike, with many of these changes just happening in July.Here’s a look at the most recent changes to the entry requirements of various Southeast Asian nations, plus an overview of the current entry restrictions and requirements that travelers should know for other countries in the region. Malaysia travel requirements 20221. Malaysia1.1. Entry conditionsNon-Malaysians may enter Malaysia without prior approval from the Malaysian authorities.Note:- Passengers who transit in Malaysia and make flights to China will not be allowed to enter.- Passengers are not required to buy health insurance for Covid-19 as of May 1st, 2022.1.2. Testing and vaccination requirementsNot required to take test both before and after entryPassengers must download the MySejahtera app but are no longer required to register for an electronic vaccination certificate at the “Traveller” section of the MySejahtera app 05 days before departure to Malaysia.1.3. Quarantine regulationsQuarantine requirements have now been removed.1.4. Health declarationAll passengers are required to install the MySejahtera app, make a medical declaration, and complete the Pre-departure Form in the "Travel" section of the MySejahtera app before entering Malaysia. For more information, please refer to the instructions here.1.5. Transit information- Passengers connecting flights need to meet the following conditions:Passengers with onward tickets (separate tickets or on the same ticket).The connecting time is less than 24 hours.- Passenger's baggage for connecting flights:If passengers' ticket has been checked through, the baggage will be checked through.Otherwise, passengers must notify check-in staff at connecting counter so that the ground service company of the connecting airline can receive and transfer the baggage.Thailand travel requirements 20222. Thailand2.1. Entry requirementsAll passengers are allowed to enter Thailand.2.2. Request for Covid-19 testing and vaccinationsBoth Thais and foreigners are no longer required to register for Thailand Pass effective from July 1, 2022.Passengers still need to show proof of either a vaccine certificate or COVID-Free test results.2.3. Transit informationTo transit through Thailand, passengers need to:Meet the entry requirements of Thailand.All flights are booked on one ticket and the luggage has been checked to get through to the final destination.Singapore travel requirements 20223. Singapore3.1. Entry regulationsAll passengers including Singapore citizens and permanent residents are allowed to enter Singapore if they meet the following requirements:Children from 12 years of age and below (according to the year of birth) are allowed to enter Singapore whether they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 or not.Children from 13 years of age and above (by year of birth) and adults who have had the full dose of the World Health Organization EUL vaccine. Please read more details about the full dose of vaccine requirements here.Passengers who have been to countries/regions at risk of yellow fever transmission in Africa and Latin America need a certificate of vaccination against the yellow fever virus.To be prepared for entering, passengers note the following requirements:All passengers need to complete SG Arrival Card to submit the health declaration and travel record within 3 days prior to arrival in Singapore here.Upload the electronic vaccination certificate (This is only applicable to passengers vaccinated in a country other than Singapore). Please upload the certificate here. If the electronic vaccination certificate cannot be uploaded, passengers may bring a copy of the vaccination certificate with the full name and date of birth or passport number, place and date of vaccination injection, and type of vaccine.Passengers not mentioned above are allowed to enter if they meet some specific requirements. For more information, please click here.3.2. Testing and vaccination requirementsFully-vaccinated passengers do not need to apply for a Vaccination Travel Pass (VTP), and do not need to be tested before and after entering Singapore (including children under 2 years old).Fully-vaccinated passengersTo be considered fully vaccinated, passengers need to meet certain immunization requirements of the Singapore government.Meet the requirements in terms of the vaccine type and the corresponding number of doses.Have received the last dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before the arrival in Singapore.Hold a vaccination certificate in English which features full name, date of birth or passport number, issued by competent authorities.If passengers are fully vaccinated and are infected with Covid-19 within 7-90 days before entry, they still need to present English proof of a negative Covid-19 test or documentation of recovery from Covid-19. The documents need to feature passengers' personal information such as full name, date of birth or passport number, and date of Covid-19 infection.For more information about Maintenance of Vaccination Status, please click here.Non-fully vaccinated passengersAccording to regulations, passengers who have not fully vaccinated need to meet the following requirements:Obtain a Covid-19 insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD 30,000.Have negative RT-PCR or RT-LAMP or negative rapid antigen test results (RAT) issued by competent authorities. The documents need to be valid at least within 48 hours before passengers board the flight to Singapore. Exceptionally, children 12 years and below are not required to present a negative Covid-19 test result.For more detailed regulations for non-fully vaccinated passengers, please click here.3.3. Quarantine requirementsThe 7-day quarantine at the residence only applies to passengers who have not met the Singapore government's vaccination requirements. Fore more information, please click here.3.4. Health DeclarationClick here to download the TraceTogether App for health declaration. Passengers under the age of 6 or those who do not have a mobile device need to obtain a TraceTogether Token before entry.3.5. Notice on Transit/Transfer Via SingaporeJourneys are allowed for transit in Singapore if meeting the following requirements.- Flights initially depart from the following countries:America: USA;Europe: Schengen Area, Russian Federation, United Kingdom;Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam;Southwest Pacific: Australia;Northeast Asia: Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Mainland China.- Layovers: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City- Airlines on the first sector: Vietnam Airlines (VN)- Airlines on the next sector approved by the Singapore government are listed below:Air New ZealandFinnairGaruda IndonesiaQantas AirwaysQatar AirwaysVietnam Airlines- The final destinations are located in the country/city where the airlines offer flights to.We recommend that passengers should book one ticket for the entire journey. Separate tickets for each route are also accepted if the above-mentioned airlines have confirmed the booking for the passenger. Transit passengers need to hold one of the following documents:Have negative RT-PCR test resultsHave negative rapid antigen test results (RAT) issued by competent authorities within 2 days upon transit in SingaporeClick here to contact Vietnam Airlines' Branch Offices for further information.3.6. Other informationPlease visit here for more details about Singapore entry regulations.Cambodia travel requirements 20224. Cambodia- Fully vaccinated passengers are not required to take a rapid test or present a negative RT-PCR test result before entering Cambodia.- Passengers who have not been vaccinated or fully vaccinated are required to take Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test. They will be charged 5 USD per person.If the test result is negative, passengers are exempt from quarantine.If the test result is positive, passengers are required to be treated for Covid-19 and bear the related expenses.To learn more about testing and quarantine regulations, please refer here.Indonesia travel requirements 20225. Indonesia5.1. Entry requirementsPassengers who are fully vaccinated or not vaccinated are allowed to enter Indonesia.Passengers note:All kinds of vaccinations are accepted by Indonesian government;Passengers are required to have the last dose at least 14 days before the flight departure date;Passengers who receive at least 2 doses of vaccination are considered to be fully vaccinated.5.2. Testing requirementsFor passengers entering Indonesia:Passengers who are fully vaccinated:No need to present Covid-19 test certificate;Upon entry, if the body temperature is over 37.5 degrees Celsius, passengers will be tested for Covid-19 by RT-PCR (the testing charge will be counted for passengers). If the result is negative, passengers will be able to travel normally.Passengers who are not fully vaccinated:Will be vaccinated at the airport and required to isolate;Upon entry, if the body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius, passengers will be tested for Covid-19 by RT-PCR (the testing charge will be counted for passengers);For passengers traveling within Indonesia:Passenger groups:- Already vaccinated the third dose (booster).- Already vaccinated the second dose.- Already vaccinated the first dose.- Not yet vaccinated due to special health conditions/comorbid diseases.- Age under 6 years (not vaccinated).Requirements:- A third dose vaccine certificate.- A second dose vaccine certificate and a negative test result for Covid-19 by one of the two methods below: Rapid antigen test within 24 hours before departure; orRT-PCR within 72 hours before departure.- A first dose vaccine certificate and a negative test result for Covid-19 by RT-PCR method within 72 hours before departure.- A negative test result for Covid-19 by RT-PCR within 72 hours before departure and a doctor's statement from a Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not/or is unable to take part in the COVID-19 vaccination.- Mandatory with travel companions and strictly enforce health protocols (excluded from vaccine travel requirements and PCR/antigen test results).5.3. Quarantine regulationsFully vaccinated passengers are not required to isolate.Not fully vaccinated passengers are required to meet the isolation regulations for a period of 5 days (120 hours).5.4. Health declarationAll passengers entering the country are required to:Declare information through the application “Peduli Lindungi”; andDeclare customs here.5.5. Other informationPlease learn more about Circular No. 19 2022 on Covid-19 control in Indonesia.Vietnam travel requirements 20226. Vietnam6.1 Entry conditionsVietnam has re-opened its border to foreigners and overseas Vietnamese who hold valid permanent residence cards, temporary residence cards, visas, and visa exemption certificates in compliance with the Law on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through, and residence in Vietnam.The following categories of people qualify for the visa waiver policy:- Passengers who are allowed entry into Vietnam have a stay duration of 15 days from the entry date (including the entry date and the next 14 days of stay) and are nationals of the following countries:Republic of BelarusFederal Republic of GermanyItalian RepublicFrench RepublicKingdom of DenmarkRepublic of KoreaRussian FederationUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandKingdom of NorwayJapanFinlandSwedenKingdom of SpainThe visa waiver policy applies to this category of passengers from March 15, 2022, to March 14, 2025.- Foreign passengers who are exempt from visas in accordance with international treaties which Vietnam signed or on the basis of visa reciprocity.6.2. Testing requirementsPassengers are not required to take the Covid-19 test before entering Vietnam as of May 15th, 2022.6.3. Quarantine regulationsWithin 10 days upon entry, passengers need to adhere to the following recommendations:Self-monitor their health;If passengers exhibit symptoms of Covid-19, please immediately notify the nearest hospitals or clinics for further instructions;Take preventive action such as wearing a mask, or cleaning their hands with disinfectant solutions.6.4. Health declarationPassengers entering Vietnam are not required to make a medical declaration as of April 27th, 2022.Philippines travel requirements 20227. Philippines7.1. Testing requirementsFormer Filipinos and foreign nationals (spouse and/or children of a Filipino or a former Filipino national traveling with them) with Balikbayan privilege are eligible to enter PH without a visa under Republic Act No. 9174:- Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. - The pre-departure COVID-19 test will not be applicable to the following:Filipino and foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot administered at any time prior to departure.Filipino and foreign nationals aged 12 to 17 who are “fully vaccinated”.Filipino and foreign nationals aged below 12, regardless of their vaccination status, who are accompanied by their parents or guardians who fall under item (1) above.Children below 3 years old.Foreign nationals are eligible to enter PH without a visa, under Executive Order No. 408 s. 1960:- Negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to departure from the country of origin.  - The pre-departure COVID-19 test will not be applicable to the following:Foreign nationals aged 18 and above who have received primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and at least one (1) COVID-19 booster shot administered at any time prior to departure.Foreign nationals aged 12 to 17 who are “fully vaccinated”.Foreign nationals aged below 12, regardless of their vaccination status, who are accompanied by their parents or guardians who fall under item (1) above.Children below 3 years old.7.2. Other RequirementsFormer Filipinos and foreign nationals (spouse and/or children of a Filipino or a former Filipino national traveling with them) with Balikbayan privilege are eligible to enter PH without a visa under Republic Act No. 9174:Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrivalYour passport should be valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines.Visa-free for 1 year and shall present documentary proof of relationship to the principal Philippine national.Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not Allowed to travel to the Philippines.Foreign nationals are eligible to enter PH without a visa, under Executive Order No. 408 s. 1960:Shall self-monitor for any sign or symptom until the 7th day from arrivalYour passport should be valid for a period of at least six (6) months at the time of their arrival to the Philippines.Valid return tickets to the original port of origin or next port of destination for not more than 30 days from the date of arrival in the Philippines.Citizens of Brazil and Israel are allowed to stay for a period not exceeding 59 days.Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and those whose vaccination status cannot be verified are not Allowed to travel to the Philippines.As the largest tourism cooperation in Vietnam, Vietravel is proud to be trusted by more than 800,000 tourists to Vietnam every year. 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