Quarantine exemption for short-term visits

Short-term international visitors who stay less than 14 days are required to have negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results before entering Vietnam. The country lift mandatory quarantine for short-term visits for businesspeople and officials but they have to comply with epidemic prevention regulations.

Visitors must have international insurance

On Friday, December 24, the Ministry of Health issued Official Dispatch 10943/BYT-MT (Dispatch 10943) sent to ministries, organizations and People’s Committees of provinces and cities guiding the prevention and control of Covid-19 for immigrants who are allowed to enter Vietnam for short-term business trip (under 14 days).

Người nhập cảnh Việt Nam dưới 14 ngày không phải cách ly y tế - ảnh 1

Leaders of the Ministry of Health inspect epidemic prevention work at the border gate

The guidance in Official Dispatch 10943 applies to those who are allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short time (people on entry) including: people who enter for diplomatic or official purposes; people entering for purposes other than official diplomatic missions (investors, experts, high-skilled workers, business managers, traders, market researchers, family accompany and subject under agreement with each country); and those who expose with short-term immigrants during their work in Vietnam.

Before entering Vietnam, the inviting unit or organization must make a list of people expected to enter Vietnam (full name, date of birth, passport number, nationality, number of Covid-19 vaccinations, who have recovered from Covid-19, address, phone number, email, purpose of entry, time of entry and place of stay); commits to take responsibility for ensuring safety and prevention of Covid-19 epidemic when inviting people to enter Vietnam and commits to pay for treatment costs in case of being infected with Covid-19; develop a plan, a working plan, a specific accommodation location, means of transportation, a plan to ensure safety for the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic during the working process. The plan must be submitted to the provincial People’s Committee for approval.

People entering the country must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test results before entering the country; A valid certificate of international health insurance, or a commitment to pay the treatment costs of the inviting unit or organization in case the visitor is infected with Covid-19.

If you have had a full dose of Covid-19 vaccine or have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, you need to have documents certifying as prescribed.

For immigrants who only participate in meetings, sign contracts, agreements and cooperation, priority shall be given to choosing places for meeting, signing, and staying in provinces and cities with or near border entries to limit people entering the mainland, travelling through many locations that cannot ensure measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic.

Preventing cross-contamination when working

According to the Ministry of Health, quarantine is not required for short-term entry, but must strictly and fully comply with regulations on Covid-19 prevention and control; no contact with the community to ensure the safety of short-term visitors and those in contact; not to cross-contamination during work and not to infect the community. Arrivals who plan to work and travel through many locations, need to have a clear plan and plan for moving and be approved by the relevant local authority.

Persons on entry and those who come into contact with short-term arrivals must fully comply with 5K regulations, self-monitor their health. When having one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, they must notify the local health and regulatory agencies for regulatory disposal.

For those entering the country who have had a full dose of Covid-19 vaccine or have recovered from Covid-19, if the working period ends three days before the date of entry, they must self-monitor their health at the place of residence until the end of the third day, not to be in contact with people around, not to leave the place of residence; implement SARS-CoV-2 test by RT-PCR method on the 3rd day from the date of entry.

For those entering the country who have not been vaccinated or injected with insufficient doses of Covid-19 vaccine, if the working period ends before 7 days from the date of entry, they must self-quarantine at the place of residence until the end of the 7th day; perform SARS-CoV-2 test by RT-PCR method on the 3rd and 7th day, counting from the date of entry. If the test result is negative, continue to monitor health until the end of 14 days, fully comply with 5K regulations. In case there are signs of cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, they must immediately report to the local health department for handling according to regulations.

Hà Nội xuất hiện tình trạng lây nhiễm chéo COVID-19: Lây nhiễm chéo là gì, nguy hiểm thế nào?

The epidemic situation in Hanoi is complicated

Cited in Official Dispatch 10943

Short-term entrants complete the electronic medical declaration upon entry and use the medical declaration application (PC-COVID) during their stay in Vietnam (except for those entering for the purpose of diplomacy, public service).

Fully comply with the instructions and regulations on prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic according to the regulations of the Government of Vietnam. Daily self-monitoring of health. When having one of the symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, it must immediately notify the inviting agency, organization and health agency; fully implement personal hygiene measures, 5K regulations when participating in activities; carry out the meeting schedule, sign, work, go to the field according to the approved plan.

Persons who are in close contact with short-term entry visitirs during their stay in Vietnam must declare to the health authorities to receive information. In the process of contacting and working with short-term immigrants, it is necessary to strictly comply with 5K regulations, self-monitor health.

After stop working with short-term visitors, those need to self-monitor their health within 14 days from the last contact. If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, you need to self-quaratine at your place of stay, notify the local health agency or the Ministry of Health for advice, examination and testing according to regulations of the Government, National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Health.

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