Health

People entering the country for less than 14 days are not required to undergo medical isolation


On December 24, the Ministry of Health allowed short-term entry people without medical isolation, but must strictly and fully comply with regulations on epidemic prevention and control.

This decision is stated in the Ministry of Health Medical guidance for the prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic for people who are allowed to enter Vietnam for short-term work (under 14 days), issued on 24/12. HOn December 22, the embassies of a number of countries asked Vietnam to exempt from quarantine those who have had enough vaccine doses or have recovered from the disease with a negative PCR test.

In this new guide, people who are allowed to enter Vietnam for short-term work include: 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, traders, market researchers, relatives and subjects under the agreement) agreement with each country); people who come into contact with short-term immigrants during their work in Vietnam.

Accordingly, they not medical isolation but must strictly and fully comply with regulations on prevention and control of Covid-19 epidemic, no contact with the community. Units and localities must ensure safety for short-term entry and those in contact, not to cross-infection during work and not to infect the community. In case an immigrant is expected to work and operate in many localities, it is necessary to have a plan, a clear plan of movement and be approved by the relevant locality.

Short-term entry people and people in contact with short-term entry people must fully comply with 5K regulations and self-monitor their health. When you have one of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing, notify the local health and management agency.

Short-term visitors must have international health insurance or an inviting agency or organization to commit to paying for treatment costs in case of being infected with Covid-19.

In the case that after a short working period, the person entering the country continues to have a need to stay If Vietnam works, it must comply with current regulations on entry, exit and epidemic prevention and control.

For people who have received the full dose of vaccine or recovered from Covid: At the end of the working period 3 days before the date of entry, they must self-monitor their health at the place of residence until the end of the 3rd day. Test for nCoV by RT-PCR method on the 3rd day from the date of entry. If the test result is negative, the treatment will continue to monitor health until the end of 14 days, fully comply with 5K regulations. In case there are signs of cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc., it must be reported immediately to the local health care provider.

In case the working time ends after 3 days and the RT-PCR test result is negative on the 3rd day, continue to monitor health until the end of 14 days, perform 5K. If you have signs of cough, fever, difficulty breathing, sore throat, you must immediately notify your local health care provider.

For people who have not been vaccinated or have not received enough doses: End of working time 7 days before entry, must self-isolate at the place of residence until the end of day 7. Test for nCoV by RT-PCR on the 3rd and 7th day from the date of entry. If the test result is negative, the treatment is similar to the negative case with the person who injected the full dose above.

On December 16, the Ministry of Health also issued new guidelines on the prevention of Covid-19 epidemic for immigrants. Accordingly, those entering the country who have received a full dose of vaccine or recovered from the disease will be isolated at home for 3 days, not allowed to leave the place of residence and contact people around during this time. Persons entering the country who have not been vaccinated or injected with insufficient doses of vaccine shall be isolated at their place of residence for 7 days; PCR test twice on day 3 and 7.

In August, the Ministry of Health stipulates that people entering Vietnam who have received a full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and have a negative PCR test are still required to be isolated for 7 days; health monitoring for the next 7 days.

Thus, according to the new regulations, all cases entering Vietnam are not subject to concentrated isolation.

Le Nga