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VIETJET - Update Regulations on Entry to Japan, India and Malaysia

Thu, 12 Mar 2020. Last updated Thu, 12 Mar 2020 22:22

Vietjet Air has announced the latest regulations on Entry to Japan, India and Malaysia. According to the new regulations, citizens of China, South Korea and Iran are limited.

According to the Immigration regulations at airports in Japan, India and Malaysia; also the latest situation of COVID-19 preventions to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2; in order to provide with passengers updated information to get on Vietjet flights to Japan, India and Malaysia smoothly, the airline has announced Regulations on Entry to Japan, India and Malaysia, applied to travellers who used to visit/transit to countries having Covid-19 outbreaks.

Following is information in details:

  1. Entry to Japan

Visitors from China 

 The regulation is effective from March 09, 2020 (Japan time zone):

  • Passengers coming from China (including Hongkong and Macau) will be kept in isolated areas for 14 days and are not allowed to use public transport in Japan.
  • Temporarily suspend the validity of single entry and multiple entry visas issued by the Japanese Embassy or the Japanese Consulate General in China. 
  • Temporarily suspend the free visa application for citizens of Hong Kong and Macau

Visitors from South Korea 

The regulation is effective from  March 07, 2020 (Japan time zone): Foreigners travelling to Gyeongsangbuk-do, Gyeongsang, Angong, Yeongcheon, Chilgok, Uiseong, Seongju and Gunwi in South Korea within 14 days before coming to Japan are not allowed to enter Japan.

The regulation is effective from March 09, 2020 (Japan time zone): 

  • Visitors from South Korea will be kept in isolated areas, and are not allowed to use public transportation in Japan.
  • Temporarily suspend the validity of single entry and multiple entry visas issued by the Japanese Embassy or the Japanese Consulate General in China
  • Temporarily suspend the free visa application for citizens of Hong Kong and Macau

Visitors from Iran

Foreigners travelling to the states of Ghom, Tehran and Gilan within 14 days before visiting Japan are not allowed to enter Japan.

Vietjet flights to India

2. Entry to India

Visitors from China

Temporarily suspend to issue normal visa/ e-visa for Chinese citizens before February 05, 2020:

The regulation is effective from 00:00 March 10, 2020: Passengers traveling from and visiting Italy or South Korea will have to show test papers of negative results with COVID-19 issued by hospitals designated by the competent health authority in that country. The regulation is effective from 00:00 March 10, 2020 until the decrease of COVID-19 outbreak.

3. Entry to Malaysia

The regulation is effective from March 07, 2020: All countries’ citizens (except citizens of Malaysia or permanent residence card) with history of traveling to below areas within 14 days are not allowed to enter or transit to Malaysia:

  • Italy: Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna
  • Japan: Hokkaido
  • Iran: Qom, Gilan and Tehran

To avoid being rejected when doing immigration procedure, passengers should contact airlines, agencies, embassies or consulate in general for details before booking tickets to Japan, India, and Malaysia.

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