Professionals can enter Vietnam less than 14 days without concentrated quarantine requirement
On August 31st 2020, the Ministry of Health has issued the Official Dispatch No. 4674/ BYT-MT which allows professionals and passengers entering Vietnam for diplomatic to enter Vietnam for short business period (less than 14 days) and will not be subject to the 14-day concentrated quarantine requirement, but still have to comply with regulations on COVID epidemic prevention and control.
In order to enter Vietnam for diplomatic or official purposes, professionals and passengers must satisfy the following general requirements:
(i) Holding international health insurance policies or obtaining commitment from entities or organizations inviting professionals and passengers entering Vietnam for diplomatic or official purposes to paying medical costs in case of being infected with COVID-19.
(ii) Professionals are expected to enter Vietnam 1 day before to fulfill regulatory requirements concerning health monitoring
Any person in contact with the aforementioned professionals and passengers must keep track of their health condition and promptly inform local regulatory or medical authorities whenever showing such symptoms as cough, fever, sore throat or breathing trouble.
All the expenses for quarantine, means of transportation, testing of COVID-19 are covered by the specialist inviting unit/organization. People entering with diplomatic purposes will be free of charge (except for the cost of quarantine at hotel as desired).
After 14 days from the date of entry, if professionals and people enter with diplomatic or official purposes have a need to continue staying in Vietnam for work and the SARS-CoV-2 testing result is negative will be allowed to keep working in Vietnam and be free from concentrated quarantine requirement.
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