Vietnam, Japan to lift mandatory quarantine for short-term entrants next month

Update: 17:15 | 23/10/2020
Viet Nam and Japan have agreed to implement an expedited arrival procedure for short-term entrants from November 1, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Vietnamese citizens at the Japanese airport. (Source: VOV)

The move aims to realize the high-level agreement reached during Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s official visit to Viet Nam last week.

Accordingly, both countries will lift mandatory quarantine requirement for people from either country who are going on trips shorter than 14 days for the purposes of investment, trade, diplomacy, official businesses or highly skilled workers.

Prior to arrival, an entrant shall have to obtain proof of negative tests for COVID-19 and undergo body temperature screening.

The entrants shall will be tested for the virus and placed under frequent medical surveillance, and they could only engage in activities according to his/her registered working plan.

Authorities of Viet Nam and Japan will provide detailed instructions on how to implement this procedure.

Last month, the Ministry of Health released guidelines for temporary medical surveillance of incoming travellers entering Viet Nam for more than 14 days.

The arrivals include diplomatic and official passport holders, investors, high-tech workers, business managers, international students, and family members of Vietnamese citizens.

Prior to their entry, inbound travellers shall have to register if they wish to stay at hotels or other accommodations selected by provincial/municipal People’s Committees.

Inbound travellers shall be required to have certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued within three to five days prior to their entry.

Upon arrival, inbound travellers are requested to show the certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, shall receive temperature screening and undergo quick COVID-19 test at port of entry (if any). Inbound travellers will then be taken to quarantine facility as they have registered before departure.

During their stay at quarantine facility, inbound travellers shall undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Those who are tested positive for the virus shall be taken to medical establishment for concentrated quarantine and treatment.

All inbound travellers shall receive the second test on the sixth day since the date of entry or immediately after displaying any suspected signs.

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(Source: VGP)