All arrivals must have a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 issued by competent authorities in the country where the person was vaccinated, the Ministry of Health also said in its August 4 telegram sent to cities and provinces.
According to the new regulations, the second vaccine dose should be given at least 14 days prior to arrival, and no more than 12 months from the time of entry.
All arrivals must record negative test results against the SARS-CoV-2 virus through RT-PCR/RT-LAMP tests within 72 hours before leaving their country of origin, with tests carried out by competent authorities in their respective nations.
People who have been infected with COVID-19 must also have a certificate of recovery issued by competent authorities in the country where they received treatment.
While moving from the concentrated isolation venue to their place of residence, people who complete the seven-day period must follow the Health Ministry’s 5K protocol, including wearing a face masks and maintaining a safe distance away from each other. In addition, they must always keep the Bluezone app turned on.
The Ministry of Health has suggested that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs guide relevant agencies to inspect and recognise certificates of COVID-19 vaccination, certificates of recovery from the pandemic, or other equivalent documents for foreigners.
Local authorities have been asked to create favourable conditions for passengers to enter the country and isolate at hotels, if necessary. Entrants of course will pay for transportation fees, medical costs, and other expenses.