From 00h on May 15, 2022, visitors do not need to be tested when entering Vietnam

Date Submitted: 14/05/2022 - 00 - View

Vietnam temporarily suspends the requirement to be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus before entering Vietnam.

The cable stated: According to the announcement of the World Health Organization, now the COVID-19 epidemic has begun to tend to reduce both the number of cases and deaths on a global scale; Basic vaccines are still effective against variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Many countries and territories have gradually relaxed anti-epidemic measures, including the requirement for COVID-19 testing for entry.

From 00h on May 15, 2022, visitors do not need to be tested when entering Vietnam

In Vietnam, after a period of drastic and synchronous implementation of solutions for epidemic prevention, safe and flexible adaptation, and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic, epidemic prevention has brought positive results. pole. The number of new cases in the country has decreased continuously since March 15, 2022 until now, the number of severe disease transfers, the number of deaths related to COVID-19 has decreased, the rate of COVID-19 vaccine coverage is high. . In that context, the Ministry of Health has issued a document directing the cessation of medical declaration for people entering Vietnam from April 27, 2022.

In order to ensure the application of epidemic prevention and control measures, and at the same time create favorable conditions to promote socio-economic recovery and development activities in accordance with the spirit of the Government's Resolutions, the Prime Minister command:

1. Temporarily suspending the requirement to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus before entering Vietnam from 00:00 on May 15, 2022. The Ministry of Health closely monitors the epidemic situation and promptly guides measures appropriate epidemic prevention and control.

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall direct overseas Vietnamese agencies to notify persons wishing to enter Vietnam to comply with the requirements for epidemic prevention and control under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

3. The Ministry of Transport shall direct airlines to take measures to prevent and control the epidemic on means of transport under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.

4. Presidents of the People's Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities strictly implement measures on epidemic prevention and control in their localities according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health and relevant ministries and branches.

5. Request ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, agencies attached to the Government, chairpersons of People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities to continue focusing on directing the implementation of preventive measures, fight against COVID-19; regularly inspect and promptly handle arising problems according to their competence or report them to competent authorities as prescribed.

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