JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

No proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery required for entry into Vietnam: ministry proposal

No proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery required for entry into Vietnam: ministry proposal

Friday, March 11, 2022, 15:00 GMT+7
No proof of COVID-19 vaccination, recovery required for entry into Vietnam: ministry proposal
People enter Vietnam at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has proposed that people be allowed to enter Vietnam without showing certificates of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery, provided they comply with local epidemic prevention measures.

In a proposal sent to ministries and other agencies for feedback, the health ministry suggested that people coming to Vietnam no longer need to present such certifications, but it has yet to set a specific time frame for applying this new rule, if approved by the government, the Vietnam News Agency reported.

However, entrants would have to make health declarations prior to their entry and use the health declaration app PC-COVID throughout their stay in the country.

Travelers who arrive in Vietnam by air must provide a certified negative RT-PCR/RT-LAMP test result taken within 72 hours of their departure, or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of their departure.

The proposal also suggests that arrivals not take post-entry coronavirus testing, but instead must follow COVID-19 prevention and control measures as applied to those who have been staying in Vietnam.

For entrants arriving via other means of transport, they must present a negative coronavirus test and follow epidemic safety measures.

Those who are unable to provide such tests would be required to undergo either RT-PCR/RT-LAMP or rapid antigen tests within 24 hours of their entry.

They would then have to continue following COVID-19 prevention measures if they receive a negative test result, but must report to local health authorities for instructions if they are found positive, the proposal said.

Any entrants with COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, running nose, body pain, tiredness, cold, loss of taste or smell, headache, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, and respiratory inflammation upon their entry would have to immediately report their health conditions to local health authorities for instructions on how to proceed.

They would be required to wear face masks, disinfect, keep a safe distance from other people, make health declarations, and avoid gathering when moving from entry gates to accommodations, with stops along the way being minimized.

Children under two years old are exempted from coronavirus tests upon their entry and those who have yet to be vaccinated or infected with COVID-19 can join their parents and relatives in activities outside their accommodations.

For people entering Vietnam at the invitation of the country’s senior leaders, the steps included in the reception plan still apply.

Since the pandemic hit Vietnam in early 2020, the Southeast Asian nation has documented 5,260,495 COVID-19 infections, with 2,908,365 recoveries and 41,157 fatalities, the health ministry reported.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Vinh Tho / Tuoi Tre News

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Latest news