The Ministry of Health of Vietnam has just issued a document on the prevention of the COVID-19 epidemic for immigrants.
Notably, the content “For people entering Vietnam who has received a full dose of vaccine or has recovered from COVID-19 will only have to be isolated at their place of residence for 3 days”.
Currently (up to the end of December 15, 2021) Vietnam’s vaccination rate for the COVID-19 vaccine has reached a high level (the proportion of people aged 18 and over receiving one injection is 96.4% and receiving two full shots). is 76.5%).
According to the direction of the Prime Minister, by December 31, 2021, to basically complete 100% of the two vaccinations for people aged 18 years and over, and at the same time speed up the vaccination schedule for children.
Implement Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP dated October 11, 2021 of the Government of Vietnam on the provisional provision “Safely adapting, flexibly, effectively controlling the COVID-19 epidemic”;
Official Dispatch No. 7581/VPCP-KGVX dated October 19, 2021, of the Government Office informing the direction of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam;
Official Letter No. 7937/VPCP-QHQT dated October 29, 2021, of the Government Office on the application of the “vaccine passport” and measures to create favorable conditions for foreign experts to enter for the purpose of business development economic;
Notice No. 334/TB-VPCP dated December 10, 2021, of the Government Office announcing the conclusion of Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh on the plan to restore commercial and international flights;
The Ministry of Health (Standing Body of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control) guides the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures for people entering Vietnam (except for those entering Vietnam).
Short-term work and other entry cases as prescribed by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Health or with a bilateral cooperation agreement) as follows:
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General requirements for epidemic prevention and control for people on entry
– Having negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 before entry (except for children under 2 years old).
– Make medical declaration before entry; When entering Vietnam, you must install and use a medical declaration application (PC-COVID) to make medical declarations and monitor health according to Vietnam’s regulations (for guests entering for diplomatic purposes, public service is recommended to use).
(Having a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 (by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method) within 72 hours before entering Vietnam and being tested by the competent authority of the country Certification).
– In case the entry is a Vietnamese citizen, overseas Vietnamese, and relatives (including spouse, children) who have not been vaccinated or have not received enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered. -19 (free injection) during the quarantine period (if eligible).
– For delegations entering Vietnam at the invitation of senior leaders: follow the scheme to welcome the delegation.
– Paying for testing costs, medical isolation, medical examination and treatment, and other related expenses (if any) in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic according to the provisions of Resolution No. 16/NQ -CP dated February 8, 2021, of the Government on the cost of medical isolation, medical examination and treatment, and some specific regimes in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Requirements for epidemic prevention and control for specific cases
For those entering the country who have had a full dose of vaccine or have recovered from COVID-19 disease
– In the first 3 days from the date of entry: the person on an entry will self-monitor their health at the place of stay (including houses, hotels, motels, resorts, headquarters of representative missions, dormitories, etc.) guest houses of production and business establishments…); Not allowed to come into contact with people around, not to leave the accommodation.
– Test for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR method on the 3rd day from the date of entry. If the test results are negative for SARS-CoV-2, they will continue to monitor their health until the end of 14 days from the date of entry; In case the test result is positive, it will be handled according to regulations.
For those entering the country who have not been vaccinated or have not received enough doses of the COVID-19 vaccine
– Isolation at the place of residence for 07 days from the date of entry; Test for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR on the 3rd and 7th day. If the test result is negative for SARS-CoV-2, continue to monitor health until the end of 14 days; In case the test result is positive, it will be handled according to regulations.
– For people entering the country under 18 years of age (hereinafter referred to as children), persons aged 65 years or older (hereinafter referred to as the elderly), pregnant women, people with underlying medical conditions (but not monitoring and treatment at medical facilities): isolated with parents/carers (hereinafter referred to as caregivers).
Caregivers must have had a full dose of COVID-19 vaccine or recovered from COVID-19 and must sign a commitment to voluntarily self-isolate after being explained about the risks of COVID-19 infection; must strictly comply with the requirements on testing and regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control like those on entry.
Other epidemic prevention and control requirements
a) Requirements on transporting people on entry from the border gate of entry to their place of residence
– For people on entry: During the process of moving from the border gate of entry to the place of residence, 5K regulations must be strictly observed.
– For drivers of vehicles transporting people on entry: limit stopping and parking along roads; In special/emergency cases where parking must be stopped along the road, safety measures must be taken to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic.
b) Requirements on isolation at accommodation mentioned in Section 2.2 of this Official Letter: comply with Official Letter No. 5599/BYT-MT dated July 14, 2021, of the Ministry of Health on reducing isolation time, pilot F1 medical isolation at home, treatment management of COVID-19 patients;
In case the accommodation does not meet the conditions for home isolation, the quarantined person must conduct concentrated isolation at a hotel or other concentrated isolation facility (according to local regulations) according to the isolation period. corresponding to each subject mentioned in this Official Dispatch.
c) Requirements during health monitoring: always fully comply with 5K regulations (wearing masks, making medical declarations, disinfecting hands regularly, not going to crowded places, not gathering);
In case there are signs of cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, etc., immediately report to local health care for handling according to regulations.
d) In addition to complying with the requirements stated in this Official Letter, must comply with the regulations on prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic stated in other relevant documents.
dd) Encourage rapid self-test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen on the 1st day from the date of entry; If there is a positive test result, immediately report it to the local health department for handling according to regulations.
Checking and certifying Certificate of Immunization, Certificate of having recovered from COVID-19
– Regarding the inspection and recognition of the Certificate of COVID-19 Immunization, the Certificate of having recovered from COVID-19 abroad (or the vaccine passport) shall comply with the guidance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
– Regarding the recognition and examination of the Certificate of COVID-19 Immunization, the Certificate of COVID-19 Cure in Vietnam shall comply with the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
To request provincial-level People’s Committees, ministries, and branches to direct the implementation of the contents mentioned in this Official Dispatch; ensure that the management and supervision of medical isolation are strictly implemented, so as not to cross-infect and spread the disease to the community.
This Official Dispatch replaces Official Letter No. 6288/BYT-MT dated August 4, 2021, of the Ministry of Health on reducing the time of concentrated medical isolation for people entering the country who have received full doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Official Letter No. 5446/BYT-MT dated July 8, 2021, Official Letter No. 6670/BYT-MT dated August 16, 2021, of the Ministry of Health on medical isolation of diplomatic missions,
Official Letter No. 7020/BYT-MT dated 25/ 8/2021 of the Ministry of Health on isolation and prevention of COVID-19 for children.
Depending on the epidemic situation, the time and form of isolation will be adjusted accordingly.
This Official Letter does not apply to those who have entered the country and are in isolation and medical monitoring as prescribed before the date of issuance of this Official Letter.
Time to apply measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic for people on entry according to this Official Letter from January 1, 2022.
To shorten the concentrated quarantine period for fully vaccinated entrants to Vietnam https://admin.quangngai.gov.vn/web/site-qni-english/xem-chi-tiet/-/asset_publisher//Content/to- shorten-concentrated-quarantine-period-for-fully-vaccinated-entrants-to-vietnam?11840792
Conditions for persons entering Vietnam for 7-day concentrated quarantine https://www.vietnamconsulate-ny.org/announcement/11/conditions-for-persons-entering-viet-nam-for-7-day-concentrated-quarantine. html