New instructions about medical quarantine for passengers entering Vietnam

The Ministry of Health issues the Official Dispatch No. 10688/BYT-MT regarding disease prevention and control measures to be applied to people entering Vietnam.

According to this document, passengers entering Vietnam who are fully vaccinated or recover from COVID-19 must:

– Within 03 first days of arrival:

Self-monitor health at their places of residence (including houses, guesthouses, resorts, offices of their representative agencies, …); avoid coming into contact with surrounding people, or leaving their accommodations.

– Do SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests on the 3rd day from the date of entry. If the test result is negative, they should continue to monitor their health until the end of the 14-day period from the date of entry. If the test results are positive, positive cases must be handled according to regulations.

Passengers entering Vietnam that are not vaccinated yet or do not receive full doses of COVID-19 vaccines must:

+ be in quarantine at their places of residence in the next 07 days after the date of their arrival; do SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests on the 3rd and 7th day.

+ Continue to monitor their health till the end of the 14-day period if they are tested negative. If they are tested positive, further actions prescribed in regulations should be taken.

Persons under 18 years of age, persons aged 65 years or older (the elderly), pregnant women, and people with underlying medical conditions (but not being required to receive medical services at medical facilities) may be quarantined with their parents/caregivers.

For more details, please read the Official Dispatch No. 10688/BYT-MT issued on December 16, 2021.

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