Planning a visit to Vietnam from Singapore via the Hanoi VTL beginning 16 March? Whether you prefer hanging around town or spending your time in the hills of Sa Pa — here’s all you need to know.
With rolling misty hills, UNESCO-protected waters populated with limestone caves, and an average yearly temperature of 25 degrees celsius, Hanoi has been at the top of my travel bucket list for a while now. While many assumed Ho Chi Minh City to be the capital of Vietnam because of its vibrant cosmopolitan presence, Hanoi is the actual heart of the nation. After 40 years of being tucked away from the world’s economy, the city has been busy playing catch up after its reopening in the 1990s. It’s been 31 years since, and Hanoi has more than made up for the time lost. Think skyscrapers and four-wheeled vehicles — all the while retaining its battle scars like tattoos stamped on the layers of French and Chinese architecture all around the city. If you, too, are planning to embark on an adventure via the Hanoi VTL that will be launched on 16 March, here’s all you need to know.
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– Ultimate Guide to VTL Travel From Singapore
– Singapore Vaccinated Travel Lane Updates: What You Need to Know
🇻🇳 Hanoi VTL: Entry Requirements
|🇻🇳 Entering Vietnam||🇸🇬 Returning to Singapore|
|Entry Requirements||✅ Complete health declaration form|
✅ Self-monitor health for up to 10 days upon arrival.
|✅ Fill up your SG Arrival Card (online)|
🇻🇳 Hanoi VTL: Travel Insurance
To help gauge an average cost, we used a one-week travel span across six travel insurance options (from 16 to 23 March) when calculating the costs of the plans. We are also choosing the basic option of each plan so you get a gauge of the minimum amount you’ll be paying for insurance, amongst the other real costs of travelling via Vaccinated Travel Lanes.
|Cost of COVID-19 Travel Insurance to Hanoi|
🗻 Estimated Cost Guide To: Sa Pa
No visit to Hanoi is complete without a trip to Sa Pa. To help you along in your planning, here’s the cost estimate of a week in Sa Pa, including flight ticket to Hanoi, train tickets to Sa Pa, and travel insurance costs. To estimate costs, we’ll be using Singapore Airlines as our airline of choice (at this moment, it is the only airline operating flights to Vietnam from Singapore) and AXA as our travel insurance provider — with the dates of March 16 to 23.
|Cost Per Pax With YouTrip|
|Flight (return)||From S$322.20|
👉🏻 9 hours
👉🏻 6 hours
From 528,000 ₫ (~S$31.60)
|Accommodation (7 nights)|
👉🏻 Budget: Eco Hills Homestay
👉🏻 Luxury: Chau Long Sapa 2 Hotel
|Travel Insurance||From S$32.70|
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Now that you have a better idea of how to best tackle the holiday, don’t forget to bring your YouTrip card along to enjoy Wholesale Exchange Rates with zero bank fees overseas. No queueing at money changers, just pay anywhere in 150+ currencies with no fees. We’re staying cautiously optimistic about the VTL reopening as VTL flights resume. However, let’s do our part to help curb the spread of the virus by masking up and adhering to safety practices while we await the resumption of travel.
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*All currency conversion rates are accurate to nearest 10 cents on 10 March 2022 SGT 10 AM. Bank card prices are calculated based on 3.25% foreign currency transaction fee.