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What do Vietnamese people need to prepare when traveling to Thailand and Singapore?

At the beginning of April 2022, blogger Vinh Bear decided to book Singapore travel tickets when he heard that the country had reopened its borders. The young man booked a round-trip ticket about a week in advance for 6.5 million VND.

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Singapore has become an ideal post-Covid-19 exit point for Vietnamese tourists because of its simple and quick entry procedures (Photo: Vinh Bear).

Mr. Vinh said that the entry procedure to this country is quite simple and costs little, there is no need to isolate or test for Covid-19. When leaving Singapore, visitors only need to quickly test negative.

“Meanwhile, if coming to Thailand, tourists must stay at a hotel on a designated list, have to test for Covid-19 and isolate at a hotel when the results are available, all costs are quite expensive. In Europe , the visa application procedure is also complicated, so I think Singapore is a reasonable choice to “open the door” for the post-Covid international flight,” the male blogger shared.

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This is the 8th time male Singapore travel blogger (Photo: Vinh Bear).

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The young man bought an EZ Link card and a topup to use from entry to exit from Singapore at a cost of only about $35. With this card, visitors can comfortably travel by subway and bus (Photo: Vinh Bear).

To enter Singapore, visitors need to prepare: Passport (with minimum 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages); Certificate of vaccination (at least 2 doses) or certificate of having contracted Covid and recovered within 6 months; Certificate of Negative for Covid-19 rapid test within 48 hours before flight date (If you have not been vaccinated, you need a negative certificate for RT-PCR test and purchase travel insurance with minimum medical coverage of 30,000 USD ); Air tickets, hotel reservations; Confirm registration of SG Arrival Card within 3 days before flight date,…

“You need to download the Trace Together app and fill in your personal information. When you arrive at the airport, the staff will check documents such as round-trip airline tickets, negative certification for quick test, confirmation of having passed. get enough vaccines. Then, you go through immigration, through security, and wait at the airport,” the young man said.

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“Currently, Singapore still restricts the number of guests to eat and drink at the restaurant due to the impact of the epidemic. Some performances or amusement parks have not been opened yet, only about 70% of the experience games have been operated to serve the needs of customers. tourist service”, he further revealed (Photo: Vinh Bear).

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Singapore impresses visitors with its beautiful landscape and clean environment (Photo: Vinh Bear).

During a 5-day 4-night trip in Singapore, the Vietnamese guy rented a hotel room at a price of 1.7 – 2 million VND/night in Chinatown. He also spends time enjoying many delicious dishes and taking souvenir photos at many famous destinations in the lion island nation.

Bui Hoang (SN 1999, from Thai Binh) chose Thailand as one of the foreign tourist destinations that he discovered after Covid-19. This trip of the 23-year-old boy lasted 5 days and 4 nights with a cost of about 14 million VND. 9X also booked air tickets a few days in advance for 2.7 million VND/round-trip ticket.

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Air tickets to Thailand in April 2022 are quite cheap, but the entry procedures are still complicated, so Vietnamese tourists are wary when traveling to this country (Photo: Bui Hoang).

Hoang said that entry procedures to Thailand are quite strict. Visitors are required to declare a Thailand Pass, must have a valid passport and a certificate of full vaccination against Covid-19 and the last injection at least 14 days before the date of entry. In addition, guests need to provide documents including: confirmation of AQ standard room reservation (paid in full or in advance at least 15,000 THB/500 USD), including room charge; money for Covid-19 test twice within 7/10 days of isolation or 03 times within 14 days of isolation; coverage with a minimum payout of $20,000.

“Visitors entering Thailand must do a PCR test when they arrive at the hotel. If the results are negative, they can go out and explore freely. Currently, the Covid-19 epidemic in Thailand is still complicated, so entry requirements are still tight. When returning, visitors must test Covid-19 again,” Hoang said.

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Arriving in Thailand, visitors must stay at a hotel on the designated list, must be tested for Covid-19 and isolated at the hotel when the results are available (Photo: Bui Hoang).

Before coming to Thailand, 9X joined a number of groups to consult experiences and update tourist information related to the land of the Golden Temple. This guy also bought a sim card and exchanged money to make his trip abroad more convenient.

In Thailand, Hoang can experience interesting types of transport such as tuk tuk, BTS (skytrain), MRT (subway) and ArL (tram from the airport to the city), …

“The weather in Thailand is quite hot, but in return, the cuisine here is very diverse and rich. I enjoy a variety of fresh fruits, local specialties with affordable prices, no tight conditions. The people here are also friendly and enthusiastic”, 9X Thai Binh shared about the post-Covid trip abroad.

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Vietnamese tourists visit many famous destinations in Thailand (Photo: Bui Hoang).

The young man also regrets not being able to attend the water splashing activity during this year’s Songkran festival in Thailand due to the complicated disease situation. However, visitors can participate in the “Dry Songkran Ceremony”. Except for the activities of splashing water and lime in crowded places, traditional rituals are still allowed on a small scale, promoting a festive atmosphere among locals and international tourists.

During this trip, Hoang also had the opportunity to experience walking by boat on the legendary Chao Praya river (see the king’s dragon boat and the phenomenon of fish floating on the river); explore Pattaya; visit Nong Nooch tropical garden, Southeast Asia’s largest gem processing center World Gems Gallery, Golden Buddha temple,…

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Vietnamese tourists hope that Thailand will soon remove some regulations to make traveling to this country more convenient and easier (Photo: Bui Hoang).

After Thailand, the young man plans to continue to explore other Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines or “reward” himself a trip to Dubai (India),…

Instead of choosing nearby destinations, Mai Huong (Hai Phong) decided to “play big”, booking tickets to Australia at the end of April this year after more than 2 years of restricting movement because of Covid-19.

“Taking advantage of the extended holiday of April 30 – May 1 this year, I took a few more days of vacation to travel in Australia. I booked a one-way ticket and flew Bamboo Airways for more than 15 million VND. It’s a direct flight from Hanoi to Melbourne, so it’s more convenient to travel,” Huong said.

The female tourist also said that the entry regulations to Australia have also been relaxed, without many complicated procedures, so this is also a country chosen by many people as a destination to go abroad this year.

According to Ms. Huong, Australia accepts all types of entry visas, visitors with valid visas to Australia who have had enough vaccinations will be allowed to enter the country without applying for travel exemptions. In addition, visitors coming here must make a DPD declaration on the website or app (Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) 07 days before the flight.

However, after entry, depending on the destination visitors visit, there are different requirements. For example, visitors to New South Wales or Victoria who have had 2 shots are required to self-isolate until they have a negative PCR test or a negative antigen rapid test within 24 hours of arrival.

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