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Vietnam entry and quarantine procedure in COVID

Last update: Aug 05, 2021

At the moment, all experts entering Vietnam under the expert entry program approved by the Vietnam Government are required to follow this Vietnam entry and quarantine procedure.

Experts entering Vietnam in COVID - Entry and quarantine procedure
Experts entering Vietnam in COVID – Entry and quarantine procedure

This procedure is divided into 3 phases, before – upon – and after arrival. Its details are as follows.

Before Entering Vietnam in COVID

Before entering the country, the entrants shall:

  • Get Vietnam entry permit;
  • Register a concentrated facility for quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam together with a specific work schedule in Vietnam;
  • Get a Medical certificate confirming negative SARS-CoV-2 result (in English) tested by the viral RNA (RT-PCR/RT-LAMP, etc.) detection from a competent healthcare agency within 72 hours before departure for Vietnam.

Upon entry into Vietnam

The authorities shall

  • Check your entry permit and give you a visa stamp on your passport;
  • check your Medical certificate confirming negative SARS-CoV-2 result provided by the entrants, take body temperature, and medical examination to detect suspected cases, and take the measures as prescribed.
  • collect information about the concentrated quarantine facility, inform the authorities of related localities for further monitoring and supervision.
  • guide the entrants to carry out electronic medical declaration, install and use tracking applications.
  • take samples for testing at the checkpoint (if any), arrange separate sampling areas, ensure epidemic prevention, and divide flows of movement to the sampling area, take samples, carry out rapid tests using viral RNA or antigen detection.
    • If the test result is positive, the medical isolation at the medical facility shall be applied immediately, the entrants shall be taken samples for testing, treated in accordance with current regulations for cases with COVID 19.
    • If it is negative or not clear, the entrants are taken to their registered quarantine facility by a dedicated vehicle arranged by the local authorities or People’s Committee in compliance with the safety regulations during movement as instructed by the Steering Committee for Covid 19 Prevention and Control.

Then, the entrants shall be grouped based on their rapid test results for leaving the entry area.

In case a rapid test has not been taken at the checkpoint, the entrants shall be taken to their registered quarantine facility in compliance with the safety regulations by the Ministry of Health.

At the Vietnam quarantine facility

You can see the illustration for your place of concentrated quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam.

Regulations on Vietnam quarantine upon arrival
Regulations on Vietnam quarantine upon arrival

Depending on the quarantine period, the Vietnam entrants are now divided into 02 groups as follows:

  • fully vaccinated entrants, and
  • unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated persons.

Those groups of entrants are subject to different period of quarantine as follows.

 

For fully vaccinated entrants

For unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated persons

 Quarantine period

Vietnam quarantine period for fully vaccinated entrants

7 days at concentrated quarantine facility + 7 days at home

Vietnam quarantine period for un- or not-fully vaccinated entrants

14 days at concentrated quarantine facility + 14 days at home

Conditions of eligibility

  • having proof of negative RT-PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 72 hours prior to departure for Vietnam,
  • having been fully vaccinated with the last dose at least 14 days but no more than 12 months before the entry time (with vaccination certificates); OR infected with coronavirus (with documents proving the positive status using RT-PCR method no more than 06 months prior to the entry date), and proof showing they have recovered from the disease or hospital discharge or equivalent documents issued by competent authorities in the country where they have been treated.

None

At the concentrated quarantine facility

At the concentrated quarantine facility, the following procedure will be applied:

In the Covid test for the entrants has not been taken at the checkpoint or it has been taken but its result is unclear, the test sample shall be taken as soon as the entrants arrive at the concentrated quarantine facility.

  • If the test result is a positive, immediate isolation at a medical facility shall be applied; the entrants shall be treated in accordance with current regulations for cases with COVID 19.
  • If it is negative, quarantine, monitoring and medical supervision will be maintained until the second test sample is taken

For 7-day concentrated quarantine, the entrants are sampled for at least 01 more RT PCR single-sample test on the 7th day of their quarantine or as soon as they have suspected symptoms of the disease.

  • If the test result is positive, immediate isolation at a medical facility shall be applied; the entrants shall be taken samples for testing, treated in accordance with current regulations for cases with COVID 19.
  • If it is negative, they are allowed to move to their accommodation for a home-based 14-day follow-up monitoring.

For 14-day concentrated quarantine, all entrants are sampled for at least 01 more RT PCR single-sample test on the 13th day of their quarantine or as soon as they have suspected symptoms of the disease.

  • If the test result is positive, immediate isolation at a medical facility shall be applied; the entrants shall be taken samples for testing, treated in accordance with current regulations for cases with COVID 19.
  • If it is negative, they are allowed to move to their accommodation for a home-based 7-day follow-up monitoring.

At home/ place of residence

Travel from the quarantine facility to the accommodation must be carried out by private vehicles according to regulations of the Ministry of Health.

At the accommodation, the entrants shall:

  • Notify the local health station in the residence immediately upon arrival from the concentrated quarantine facility
  • Apply Covid prevention and fighting measures and self-monitor health daily at home.
  • Install IT Apps to track Covid prevention and fighting status.
  • Make daily health declaration: Immediately visit the nearest health establishment for prompt instruction and management in case of fever, cough, pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, loss of taste.
  • Do not leave home: In case it’s required to leave home,
    • Notify the local public security, the health establishment
    • Strictly comply with 5K rules – Mask – Distance – Health declaration – Disinfection – No Gathering
    • Do not gather in large groups or join the crowds.
Requirements after concentrated quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam
Requirements after concentrated quarantine upon arrival in Vietnam

Important note: Beginning September 1, 2020, all travelers entering Vietnam need to pay for all testing and quarantine costs.  For further information, please see the Vietnamese government’s website here

Should you need any information about getting into Vietnam these days, feel free to let us know via +84.946.583.583 (WhatsApp, Viber, Zalo available), or leave us your message here.

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Fri Mar 05 2021, 10:18:06 (GMT+7)