The cable stated that, 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.
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.
From May 15, people entering Vietnam are not required to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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 only Directive: 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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs directs Vietnamese agencies abroad to notify people wishing to enter Vietnam to comply with requirements on epidemic prevention and control under the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Transport directs airlines to implement epidemic prevention and control measures on means of transport according to the guidance of the Ministry of Health.
Chairmen of People’s Committees of 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. Request ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, chairmen of People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities to continue focusing on directing the implementation of epidemic prevention and control measures. COVID-19; regularly inspect and promptly handle arising problems according to their competence or report them to competent authorities as prescribed.