[HO CHI MINH CITY] HO CHI MINH CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Updated: 2024/1/22

Notices

・When departing from Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport, please note that one gas lighter, oil lighter, or match per passenger can be carried on board as cabin items from May 2017.
As lighters have been designated hazardous items for air transport, they are prohibited in checked baggage.

Arrival

Arrival flow

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Immigration

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Baggage Claim

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Customs

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Arrival regulations

Immigration

Depending on your purpose of stay and nationality, a visa may be required, so please check in advance.

If you need to apply for a visa

  • It is possible to apply for a visa upon arrival, but only if you have obtained a visa acquisition approval beforehand. (However, it can be inconvenient to obtain a visa upon arrival, so we recommend obtaining one in advance.)
  • If you do not have a visa, you will be subjected to forced repatriation (deportation).

Vietnam visa exemption for Japanese passport holders

  • There are several conditions for travelling without visa, including being in possession of a passport valid at least 6 months.
    Please contact the Vietnamese embassy for further information.

Customs

After collecting your checked baggage, please proceed to the Customs counter. Passengers with items to declare must complete a customs declaration form and hand it to a customs official along with their passport. If there are any omissions on the form, you may be questioned by the official. Please be aware that checks on precious metals, cameras, and videos are particularly strict.  All baggage will be X-rayed. If you are making a foreign currency declaration, please accurately record the currency type and amount (only required if you have US$5,000 equivalent or more, including gold, silver, precious stones, etc.). Communications equipment cannot be brought in without obtaining prior permission from the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications .

Pets

Prior reservation is necessary if you wish to bring your pet, as the transportation environment within the aircraft needs to be prepared.

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Please also be sure to check with the embassy or quarantine station at your destination for animal quarantine information such as import restrictions and required documentation.

Departure

Departure flow

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Check-in

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Security check

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Immigration

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Customs

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Departure regulations

Check-in

Check-in counter opening  hours 

 JL750 : From 2 hours 50 minutes to 1 hour before departure time

 JL070 : From 3 hours to 1 hour before departure time

  • IMPORTANT
    • Please present your ticket and passport at the check-in counter to receive your boarding pass.
    • Checked baggage will be X-rayed after it has been checked in. If the X-ray reveals suspicious items (restricted items, etc.), the baggage will need to be opened for inspection.

Customs

After checking in, please go to the Immigration entrance and present your passport and boarding pass to an official.
Your carry-on baggage will then be X-rayed.

  • IMPORTANT
    • You may not carry illegal copies of video tapes, CDs, or DVDs. (No video tapes may be taken out of the country without a certificate to show they have already been checked.)
    • You may not take antiques out of the country.

Immigration

After checking in, please go to the Immigration entrance and present your passport and boarding pass to an official.
It is not a problem if the amount of foreign currency you are taking out of the country is within the declared amount.

  • IMPORTANT
    • Unless you make a customs declaration, you may not have more than US$5,000 in your possession.
    • If you have more than US$5,000, please be aware that it may be confiscated.
      ・ Please show your passport, boarding pass, and the immigration card returned to you upon arrival.

Carry-on baggage Security check

After Immigration, passengers are required to undergo security checks at the security checkpoint, where they must also present their carry-on luggage for X-ray.

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