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Vietnam scraps health declarations for international arrivals

Vietnam scraps health declarations for international arrivals

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 18:38 GMT+7
Vietnam scraps health declarations for international arrivals
People file health declarations at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Travelers are no longer required to file health declarations upon entering Vietnam starting Wednesday, according to a recent decision by the Ministry of Health.

In a document sent to authorities in every province and city on Tuesday, the ministry stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has been recorded in most countries around the world, and that vaccines are effective against the current virus strains.

The numbers of both COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths have been shrinking on a global scale.

In Vietnam, the epidemic has been put under control nationwide thanks to high vaccine coverage.

The health ministry thus requested authorities in all provinces and cities to suspend the health declaration requirement for all international arrivals from April 27.

Relevant agencies will still maintain the supervision over the arrivals according to the law on the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

The health ministry will continue to stay updated on the pandemic situation in the world to decide on suitable prevention and control measures.

At a conference on Tuesday, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long announced that health declarations for domestic travelers would be scraped in the coming time.

The ministry tasked the General Department of Preventive Medicine with issuing detailed guidance regarding this matter.

Vietnam has documented 10,620,203 COVID-19 cases and 43,029 pathogen-related mortalities since the pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

The country has recorded the average daily count of about 10,200 cases over the past week.

Above 194.8 million doses have been administered to the adult demographic of the country’s 98 million people, including 71.5 million first shots, 68.6 million second doses, 1.5 million third doses, 15.2 million additional primary jabs, and 38 million boosters.    

About 17.3 million shots have been injected into children aged 12-17, and nearly 880,000 doses have been given to children aged 5-11.

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Travelers are no longer required to file health declarations upon entering Vietnam starting Wednesday, according to a recent decision by the Ministry of Health.

In a document sent to authorities in every province and city on Tuesday, the ministry stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has been recorded in most countries around the world, and that vaccines are effective against the current virus strains.

The numbers of both COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths have been shrinking on a global scale.

In Vietnam, the epidemic has been put under control nationwide thanks to high vaccine coverage.

The health ministry thus requested authorities in all provinces and cities to suspend the health declaration requirement for all international arrivals from April 27.

Relevant agencies will still maintain the supervision over the arrivals according to the law on the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

The health ministry will continue to stay updated on the pandemic situation in the world to decide on suitable prevention and control measures.

At a conference on Tuesday, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long announced that health declarations for domestic travelers would be scraped in the coming time.

The ministry tasked the General Department of Preventive Medicine with issuing detailed guidance regarding this matter.

Vietnam has documented 10,620,203 COVID-19 cases and 43,029 pathogen-related mortalities since the pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

The country has recorded the average daily count of about 10,200 cases over the past week.

Above 194.8 million doses have been administered to the adult demographic of the country’s 98 million people, including 71.5 million first shots, 68.6 million second doses, 1.5 million third doses, 15.2 million additional primary jabs, and 38 million boosters.    

About 17.3 million shots have been injected into children aged 12-17, and nearly 880,000 doses have been given to children aged 5-11.

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Duy Khang - Duong Lieu / Tuoi Tre News

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