Mar 06, 2020 / 14:24

Vietnam imposes mandatory medical declaration on people from EU, Cambodia

The Hanoitimes - Medical quarantine staff will help people entering Vietnam from the EU and Cambodia in making health declarations.

Anyone entering Vietnam from the EU and Cambodia must declare health conditions upon arrival as of 0:00am on March 7 at all border gates, part of efforts to prevent Covid-19 spread, according to the Ministry of Health.

 Medical declaration area at Huu Nghi border gate, Vietnam’s northern province of Lang Son province. Photo: Giang Huy

The ministry said that declaration forms could be filled on paper or online. Medical quarantine staff will help passengers in making declarations.

Passenger detected with symptoms of Covid-19 infection will be isolated and sent to medical facilities.

English and Cambodian interpreters will be available for helping and checking medical declarations.

Currently, Vietnam has requested preventive medical declaration for people from China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.

All 16 Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have been cured and discharged from hospital. There have been no new cases recorded over the last 23 days. There are 68 suspected cases under surveillance and isolation, including 52 new cases recorded on March 5.