The Ministry Health of Vietnam Abolished The Quarantine Regulations For Entering The Country

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The Ministry Health of Vietnam has just issued Document No. 1265/BYT-DP to ministries, ministerial-level agencies, and government-attached agencies; People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities on the prevention of COVID-19 epidemic for people on entry.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of new COVID-19 cases per day in our country is still high, the Omicron variant has been recorded in the community. However, the rate of vaccination against COVID-19 in our country has reached a high level (as one of the countries with a high rate of vaccine coverage in the world), the number of severe cases and deaths due to COVID-19 is still increasing but well controlled.

Continuing to implement Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP of the Government on temporary regulations “Safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic”, the Ministry of Health (Standing Body of the Steering Committee) National COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control) guides the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures for people entering Vietnam as follows:

Requirements on epidemic prevention and control for people on entry

1. For people entering by air: Must have a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 (except for children under 2 years old) before departure within 72 hours if using RT-PCR/RT method -LAMP or within 24 hours if the rapid antigen test method for SARS-CoV-2 virus is used and certified by the competent authority of the country performing the test.

2. For people entering by other routes (land, waterway, railway): There must be the same test as for entry by air.

In case there is no negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 as specified above, a SARS-CoV-2 test must be performed within the first 24 hours (by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method or by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method). rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 virus) since entry.

If the test results are negative, they are allowed to leave the accommodation and take preventive measures against the epidemic according to regulations.

If the test result is positive, it must be reported immediately to the local health authority for instructions on timely handling.

Children under 2 years old who are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2, have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, or have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 are allowed to enter and participate in activities outside their accommodation. with parents, relatives.

Make a medical declaration before entering the country

The Ministry of Health requires that people on entry must make a medical declaration before entering and use the medical declaration application (PC-COVID) during their stay in Vietnam according to regulations.

At the border gate if you have symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decrease or loss of taste; decrease or loss of sense of smell; pain);, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory infection…) immediately notify the health agency at the border gate to take medical measures as prescribed.

Within 10 days from the date of entry: self-monitor, if there are symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection (fever; cough; sore throat; runny nose, stuffy nose; body aches, fatigue, chills; decreased or lost taste; decreased or lost sense of smell; pain, headache; diarrhea; difficulty breathing; respiratory inflammation…) must immediately notify the nearest medical facility for directions. timely lead and management; take preventive measures: regularly wear a mask, disinfect hands with an antiseptic solution.

For those who have not tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 before leaving the country: during the process of moving from the entry border to the place of residence, stop and park along the way; Avoid close contact with people around.

This Official Dispatch replaces Official Letter No. 10688/BYT-MT dated December 16, 2021, of the Ministry of Health on the prevention and control of COVID-19 epidemic for people on entry; Official Dispatch 10943/BYT-MT dated December 24, 2021, of the Ministry of Health on providing medical guidance on COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control for people who are allowed to enter Vietnam for short-term work (under 14 days); Decision 2553/QD-BYT dated June 18, 2020, of the Ministry of Health promulgating “Temporary guidance on medical quarantine work to prevent COVID-19 infection for vehicles and drivers of cargo transport vehicles”. goods at border gates by road, railway, waterway and air”; Official Letter No. 429/BYT-MT dated January 26, 2022, on epidemic prevention and control for flight crews on international flights.

The Ministry of Health (the standing agency of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control) requests the People’s Committees of provinces, ministries, and branches to direct units under their management to organize implementation to ensure the reduction of the risk of infection for companions and the community.

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