Since September 7, visitors from Vietnam can travel again to Japan with group and individual tours when booked through a travel agency.
This was confirmed by the Japan National Tourism Organisation in Vietnam (JNTO). The government of this country has announced new regulations on entry, allowing visitors from Vietnam to travel in the form of a package tour or when travelling self-sufficient.
However, if travelling alone or without a tour, visitors still have to book services such as air tickets and hotels through a travel agency instead of contacting the reservation or through online sites. This regulation has removed the strict disease prevention requirements but helps the government control the journey of guests.
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Visitors do not need to be isolated and tested if they have all three doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. In case the injection is not enough, visitors need to do a test before flying and after entering the country.
If the test is positive, the traveller will have to go for treatment. If negative, the guest needs to isolate for three days and is required to take the test after the third day at the residence and notify the authorities.
JNTO has carried out the It's Time for Japan Okaeri campaign to update news and promote tourism while expressing the warm and sincere welcome of Japan to Vietnamese guests.
"Last time, we received a lot of questions, such as when Japan will be open to welcome Vietnamese guests. Sorry for keeping you waiting for so long. Now we are happy to welcome you back," said Yamada Takio, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam.
Nguyen Trung Khanh, general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that Japan is one of the ideal foreign tourist destinations for many Vietnamese, so surely many Vietnamese tourists are ready to book a trip to Japan.
“Currently, as tourism between Vietnam and Japan is no longer a barrier, I believe that activities of exchange and bilateral tourism promotion will recover strongly, soon achieving the expectation of two-way exchange," Khanh said.
On June 10, Japan opened its borders to international visitors. However, at that time, only visitors from the green zone (Vietnam is located in the yellow zone) with strict disease prevention conditions were allowed to enter.
On August 31, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio announced that the Japanese government would further loosen restrictions. Tourists around the world, including Vietnam, can now come to Japan like before the pandemic.