The Ministry of Health in Vietnam has recently announced new guidelines for COVID-19 prevention and control measures for travelers entering the country. These guidelines aim to strike a balance between maintaining safety and providing convenience for travelers. Let’s take a closer look at the key updates.
Requirements for all travelers to enter Vietnam
All travelers boarding a flight to Vietnam are required to present a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, obtained within a specific timeframe. For travelers using the RT-PCR/RT-LAMP test, the test result should be obtained within 72 hours before travel. Alternatively, for those using the SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test, the test result should be obtained within 24 hours before travel. It is important to note that children under the age of 2 are exempt from this testing requirement.
The test results must be approved by the relevant authority in the country where the tests were performed. Travelers arriving in Vietnam via alternative modes of transportation, such as by land, sea, or rail, are subject to the same testing requirements as air travelers. If travelers do not have proof of a negative test result, they must take a SARS-CoV-2 test within 24 hours of arrival in Vietnam.
In the case of a negative test result, travelers are allowed to leave their places of accommodation and only need to adhere to applicable COVID prevention guidance. However, if the test results are positive, travelers must immediately report the results to local health authorities for further guidance.
Health declaration prior to arrival in Vietnam
Before entering Vietnam, all travelers must submit a health declaration. Moreover, throughout their stay, they are required to use the PC-COVID app to monitor their health status. This is an important step in ensuring the timely detection of any COVID-19 symptoms.
If travelers develop any COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, sore throat, or respiratory issues, they must immediately contact health authorities for further guidance.
Post-arrival monitoring and implementation of COVID prevention measures
After arriving in Vietnam, all travelers must closely monitor their health for the next 10 days. If any COVID-19 symptoms occur during this period, such as fever, cough, sore throat, or respiratory issues, they should contact the nearest health institution for immediate guidance.
In addition to health monitoring, travelers are required to comply with key prevention measures, including wearing masks frequently and regularly washing their hands with an antiseptic solution. Travelers who do not have negative test results prior to departure should limit their stopping or parking along the route from the point of entry to their place of accommodation and maintain a safe distance from others.
The Ministry of Health has emphasized that these new guidelines supersede previous dispatches and instructions. It is crucial for provincial People’s Committees, Ministries, and Agencies to ensure the proper implementation of these guidelines in order to minimize the risks of COVID-19 transmission.
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Remember, it is essential to stay informed about the latest updates and guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe journey when traveling to Vietnam. Let’s prioritize our health and contribute to the collective effort in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.