Vietnam flexible on entry and exit policy in line with real COVID-19 situation

VOV.VN - The country will consider a range of issues such as vaccination, length of stay, purpose of entry, and both domestic and global disease developments in order to apply the most appropriate isolation measures with regard to efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, made the statement during the course of a regular Foreign Ministry briefing held on May 27 when asked about the possibility that the nation could relax its policy of putting vaccinated people into quarantine upon arrival.

Amid complicated global developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, a range of policies and measures aimed at monitoring the medical isolation period for people entering the country have always been flexibly adjusted by the Vietnamese Government. This has been done with the goal of preventing the spread of the disease and protecting the health of the wider community, whilst simultaneously serving the goal of restoring production, business, and economic development, Hang said.

Following the direction issued by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is co-ordinating alongside a number of relevant agencies, including the Ministry of Health, to study and produce guidelines on medical isolation for immigrants.

With regard to progress in terms of COVID-19 vaccine purchase negotiations, Hang said that the country has successfully negotiated with a number of partners such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and COVAX Facility who have agreed to supply vaccines to the nation. Currently, the country is continuing to ramp up efforts to discuss with other nations and partners to diversify vaccine supply sources and may soon be able to expand maximum coverage of vaccinated people.