The State Department said agencies are working to soon implement the application of “vaccine passports”.
Information on the application of “vaccine passports”, Deputy Foreign Ministry spokesman Doan Khac Viet said that on August 4, the Ministry of Health had issued instructions on medical isolation for people entering Vietnam who had already entered Vietnam. Complete two doses of Covid-19 vaccine or have recovered from Covid-19.
“In order to ensure the implementation of the dual goals of fighting the epidemic and developing the economy, Vietnamese authorities are promoting the early deployment of vaccine passports, and adjusting immigration regulations. , creating more favorable conditions for experts, workers, and foreign investors in Vietnam,” Mr. Viet replied to Zing in an online press conference on the afternoon of September 9.
The deputy spokesperson added that agencies are researching and implementing a closed tourism pilot program for international tourists who have had enough vaccines to enter Vietnam.
On the afternoon of September 4, flight VN5311 carrying 297 Vietnamese citizens from Japan landed at Van Don airport, Van Don district, Quang Ninh province. This is the first international flight to pilot the “vaccine passport” of the Ministry of Health.
Passengers on the flight must meet the conditions for vaccination against Covid-19, in which the last dose is given within at least 14 days and not more than 12 months from the time of entry.
In addition, passengers on the flight must have a certificate confirming the negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 by rRT-PCR method, valid within 72 hours before departure and approved by the competent authority of Vietnam. certified by the host country.
After completing entry procedures, all passengers were taken to a 7-day medical isolation at an isolation facility in Quang Ninh province.
Previously, at a regular press conference on the afternoon of August 19, deputy spokesman Pham Thu Hang said that Vietnam recognized the certificate of vaccination and the certificate of recovery from Covid-19 that had been officially introduced via foreign routes. of 44 countries and territories.