Vietnam is mulling to reduce the quarantine period for vaccinated foreign experts and Vietnamese people stranded overseas to seven days.
|Vietnam would shorten quarantine period for fully-vaccinated people to a single week |
At a meeting yesterday, the Standing National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has requested the Ministry of Health (MoH) to complete the process and technology system for immigration management.
Specifcailly, the MoH is urgently completing the process of receiving experts and Vietnamese people to Vietnam. The ministry is developing a closed management process from the time of immigration registration to concentrated quarantine and medical monitoring at home.
It is expected that people entering Vietnam will be classified into different groups. Vaccinated people are subject to various coronavirus tests to confirm the effectiveness of vaccination. The main reason is that at present vaccines are 70-90 per cent effective. If they test negative, the quarantine period will be shortened to seven days.
The committee expected that the COVID-19 pandemic will be contained by June but there are still some sporadic cases in the community. It will not be easy to achieve herd immunity soon given vaccination efforts in Vietnam and many countries around the world. Therefore, the forces should always be alert to prevent and fight the epidemic.
Relaxing quarantine rules for fully vaccinated business people and foreign experts will help ensure the investment and trade flow between Vietnam and the world.
According to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, there are nearly 8,500 highly-skilled foreign workers on a priority list to enter Vietnam. They involve some 2,000 employees of key national projects that use new technologies.