Guidance of the Ministry of Transport on travel in the context of safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic

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Guidance of the Ministry of Transport on travel in the context of safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic

The Ministry of Transport has just issued Decision 10906/QD-BGTVT on temporary guidance on the organization of transport activities to ensure safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Accordingly, in general, passengers (except for air and railway transport) must meet the following requirements:

(1) Complying with the “5K principles”; medical declaration according to regulations of the Ministry of Health;

(2) Strictly implementing measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic under the guidance of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control and the Ministry of Health;

(3) Medical tests:

  • Conducting medical test with cases having one of the symptoms of fever, cough, fatigue, sore throat, loss of taste and smell, difficult breathing…;
  • For all epidemic levels, only conducting the medical tests in one of the following cases:

+ There is suspicion or indication for epidemiological investigation coming from the epidemic area at level 3;

+ Coming from an area with the epidemic area at level 4 or regional medical isolation (blockade); No testing is required while traveling within the area;

  • For people who have been fully vaccinated and who have recovered from the disease, only conducting the medical tests in one of the following cases:

+ When there is a request for epidemiological investigation;

+ Coming from an epidemic area at level 4 or regional medical isolation (blockade).

(4) Testing for SARS-CoV-2 is implemented by RT-PCR or rapid antigen test with 72 hours validity (from receipt of results).

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