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September 11, 2020, 14:33

COVID-19 in Vietnam: Travel Updates and Restrictions

It has been 2 months not reporting any new cases since the 2nd wave of Covid – 19 outbreak in Da Nang and also influence other big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam wins again.

This article will be updated as further developments in Vietnam become available. 

Latest update:

  • As of December 24, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 1,421 cases of COVID-19. However, 1,281 of the affected patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. Vietnam has also recorded 35 deaths due to the pandemic.
  • Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have allowed six additional hotels for quarantine for international arrivals in the districts of Tan Binh, Phu Nhuan, and District 7.
  • Human trials of Vietnam’s locally made COVID-19 vaccine began with 60 volunteers on December 17 in Hanoi.
  • Vietnam and the UK signed an agreement on December 11 concluding negotiations for a free trade agreement between the two countries.
  • Vietnam’s Immigration Department has announced another automatic stay extension for foreigners stranded in Vietnam due to the pandemic until December 31. The measure applies to those who entered since March 1 allowing them to leave the country without any penalty or official procedures. Those that have entered prior to March 1 are also eligible provided they show documents by their embassies or by Vietnamese authorities to confirm they were quarantined or treated for COVID-19.
  • Vietnam has agreed to allow South Korean business travelers to travel between both countries without completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine. The agreement is expected to take effect on January 1, 2021, though details are yet to be finalized. 

Source: vietnam-briefing.com

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