Headlines 18/03/2022 08:50 SA

Newest guidance for testing entrants

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This content is mentioned by the Ministry of Health in Official Dispatch No. 1265/BYT-DP dated March 15, 2022 on COVID-19 prevention and control for entrants.

According to the Official Dispatch, entrants entering Vietnam by air must have negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 before exit and the test results must be certified by competent authorities of the country in which the test is done.

- Within 72 hours if it was a RT-PCR/RT-LAMP test;

- Within 24 hours if it was an antigen rapid test;

Entrants entering Vietnam by land, by sea or by rail must also have negative test results as above mentioned. In case a person does not have test result:

- He/she must do a test for SARS-CoV-2 within the first 24 hours of entry with RT-PCR/RT-LAMP or antigen rapid test.

- If the test result is negative, he/she is allowed to leave his/her accommodation. If the test result is positive, he/she must immediately notify local health authorities for prompt guidance.

Children aged under 02 are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 and those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have never been infected with SARS-CoV-2 are allowed to enter Vietnam and participate in activities outside of their accommodation with their parents and relatives.

See Official Dispatch No. 1265/BYT-DP dated March 15, 2022 for more information.



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