THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Regarding the suspension of COVID-19 health declaration at border gates.
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, April 26, 2022
To: People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities.
Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to almost all countries of the world, and specific vaccines for currently circulating SARS-CoV-2 virus strains have worked out effectively. In recent times, the pandemic has tended to reduce both in terms of the declared cases and related deaths on a global scale. And the COVID-19 pandemic has been put under control in Vietnam with a high rate of COVID-19 vaccination coverage.
On the basis of the COVID-19 development and pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 89/2018/ND-CP dated June 25, 2018, guiding the implementation of the Law on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control regarding border health quarantine, the Minister of Health hereby requests People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to direct relevant agencies to:
1. Suspend the application of COVID-19 health declaration at all border gates of Vietnam for people on entry from 00:00 on April 27, 2022.
2. Continue monitoring people on entry at border gates in accordance with the Government’s Decree 89/2018/ND-CP dated June 25, 2018, guiding the implementation of the Law on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control regarding border health quarantine.
3. Actively update communications materials and recommendations on COVID-19 prevention and control according to the situation and timely provide information.
The Ministry of Health shall continue updating and providing information about the pandemic developments in the world and the country for appropriate pandemic prevention measures.
FOR THE MINISTER
THE DEPUTY MINISTER
Nguyen Truong Son
(Attached to the Official Dispatch No. 2118/BYT-DP dated April 26, 2022)
People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities that conduct health quarantine: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Quang Ninh, Quang Tri, Da Nang, Kon Tum, Khanh Hoa, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, An Giang, Tay Ninh, Binh Thuan, Thua Thien Hue, Dien Bien, Tien Giang, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Can Tho, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Long An, Dak Nong, Lam Dong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Phu Yen, Kien Giang, Lai Chau, Nghe An, Dong Thap, Nam Dinh, Binh Phuoc, Son La, Ca Mau, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Ha Tinh, Gia Lai, Daklak, Binh Duong, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long.