Official Dispatch 10943/BYT-MT 2021 medical guidance for people allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short term (under 14 days)
People allowed to enter Vietnam for short-term working are not subject to medical quarantine
The Official Dispatch No. 10943/BYT-MT providing the medical guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for people who are allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short term (under 14 days) is issued on December 24, 2021 by the Ministry of Finance.
Accordingly, people allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short period (under 14 days) shall not be subject to medical quarantine but must strictly and fully comply with the regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control and the approved schemes and plans, must not contact with the community.
Besides, before entering Vietnam, they must have the following papers:
- Negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 before entry;
- A valid certificate of international health insurance or commitment to pay the treatment expenses made by the unit or organization inviting him/her if he/she is infected with COVID-19.
If the visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or had been infected with SARS-CoV-2, a certificate of vaccination/vaccine passport, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 is required.
Also in accordance with this of this Official Dispatch, fully vaccinated visitors or persons recovered from COVID-19 who wish to continue their working stay in Vietnam must self-monitor their health at the places of accommodation until the end of the 3rd day without contacting surrounding people nor leaving their places of accommodation; and must be tested for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR method on the 3rd day from the date of entry, in case the working period lasts for less than 3 days starting from their entry, etc.
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translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, December 24, 2021
- Ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Government-attached agencies;
- People's Committees of provinces/centrally-run cities.
In the implementation of the Government’s Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP dated October 11, 2021 promulgating the Interim Regulation on “safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control over the COVID-19 pandemic”, in order to facilitate and support people who are allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short term (under 14 days) but still ensure strict implementation of pandemic prevention and control under the direction of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health (as the standing body of the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control) has reviewed and worked out the medical guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for people who are allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short term (under 14 days) (attached hereto).
The Ministry of Health hereby requests other ministries, ministerial-level agencies, Government-attached agencies, and People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to implement the following contents:
1. To organize contents prescribed in the Medical guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for people who are allowed to enter Vietnam to work for a short term (under 14 days), ensuring safety, prevention and control of COVID19 pandemic.
2. To organize the inspection, supervision and evaluation of the implementation of COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control while the people allowed to enter Vietnam stay in the country.
This Official Dispatch takes effect from the date of signing for promulgation and replaces Official Dispatch No. 4674/BYT-MT dated August 31, 2020 of the Ministry of Health on providing the medical guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for foreigners entering Vietnam to work for a short term (under 14 days).
FOR THE MINISTER
Nguyen Truong Son
ON COVID-19 PREVENTION AND CONTROL FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER VIETNAM TO WORK FOR A SHORT TERM (UNDER 14 DAYS)
(Attached to Official Dispatch No. 10943/BYT-MT dated December 24, 2021)
To actively prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic while the people allowed to enter Vietnam work in the country for a short period of less than 14 days (hereinafter collectively referred to as short-term visitors).