Proposing that people entering the country do not need a confirmation of vaccination or have recovered from COVID-19

The Ministry of Health has just issued a draft to collect opinions on the requirements for epidemic prevention and control for people on entry. Specifically, people entering Vietnam do not need to have a confirmation that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from COVID-19.

In the draft sent to the ministries, ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government; The People's Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities on the prevention and control of COVID-19 for people on entry, the Ministry of Health proposed that people entering Vietnam do not need to have a certificate of vaccination. prevent COVID-19 or have recovered from COVID-19, but it is necessary to take measures to prevent and control the epidemic.

The Ministry of Health has just issued a draft to collect opinions on the requirements for epidemic prevention and control for people on entry. Specifically, people entering Vietnam do not need to have a confirmation that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from COVID-19. Illustrations

Accordingly, for people entering by air:

+ Have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 (by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method) within 72 hours or within 24 hours (if rapid antigen test method for SARS-virus is used) CoV-2) (except for children under 2 years old) before leaving Vietnam and getting certified by the competent authority of the testing country (referred to as having negative test results for SARS). -CoV-2).

+ No need to test for SARS-CoV-02 after entry, but continue to take measures to prevent COVID-19 epidemic like people who have been/are staying in Vietnam.

For people entering by other routes

In case the person entering the country has tested negative for SARS-CoV-2  , they will take the same measures to prevent the epidemic as those entering by air.

In case there is no negative test result for SARS-CoV-2, test for SARS-CoV-2 within the first 24 hours  (by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or rapid antibody test). with SARS-CoV-2 virus) since entry.

If the test result is negative, they will continue to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 like those who have been/are currently residing in Vietnam. If the test result is positive, it must be reported immediately to the local health agency for instructions on timely handling according to regulations.

All arrivals must make a medical declaration before entering and use the medical declaration application (PC-COVID) during their stay in Vietnam .

At the border gate if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-02 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of smell; pain;) , headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection...) should immediately notify the health agency at the border gate to take medical measures as prescribed.

The 5K recommendation must be strictly followed during the journey from the immigration gate to the accommodation, very limited stopping and parking along the road.

In special/emergency cases that need to stop along the road, safety measures must be taken to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, limit close contact with people around, especially the elderly (over 65 years old). ), pregnant women, people with underlying diseases.

Continue to strictly implement other COVID-19 prevention and control measures in accordance with Vietnam's regulations.

In the draft, the Ministry of Health stated: Children under 2 years of age are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, have not been vaccinated or have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2, are allowed to participate in activities outside of places of residence. living with parents, relatives.

For people entering Vietnam at the invitation of senior leaders: follow the project of welcoming the delegation.

The basis for implementing the above recommendations according to the Ministry of Health is that Vietnam has implemented "Safe adaptation, flexibility, effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic".

Currently (as of March 3, 2022) the vaccination rate against COVID-19 in Vietnam has reached a high level (the percentage of people aged 18 years and over receiving one dose is 100% and receiving two full doses). 98.3% and 36.3% had a booster shot; children (12-17 years old) one dose was 98.8% and 93.5%) received two full injections. Vietnam has a plan to vaccinate young people in the age group of 5-11 years old.

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Source: Báo Sức khỏe và Đời sống

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