Jun 12, 2020 / 10:34

No changes to quarantine rules as Vietnam mulls reopening int'l flights

The Hanoitimes - The government’s main priority is to protect the well-being of Vietnamese people and foreigners living in the country, said a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

There are no changes to current 14-day mandatory quarantine rules for those entering Vietnam at the moment, Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has stated.

 There are no changes to current quarantine rules for those entering Vietnam at the moment.

“The government’s main priority is to protect the well-being of Vietnamese people and foreigners living in the country,” Hang said at a regular press conference on June 11.

Hang also briefed the press on the situation of 22 Vietnamese currently stranded in Nepal due to the Covid-19 crisis.

According to the Spokesperson, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Kathmandu is in frequent contact with these citizens to provide timely support if needed.

“Vietnam’s diplomatic missions are cooperating with local authorities to repatriate Vietnamese in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh in a near future,” Hang added. 

On June 10, the Government Office released a directive of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc regarding the possibility of resuming international flights to certain countries and territories, including China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Laos, among others.

The directive requests these flights to fully comply with Covid-19 prevention and control protocol, avoiding risks of public transmission.

Meanwhile, the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is tasked with announcing regions and countries that are deemed safe, which are based on the condition of having no new Covid-19 cases in the last 30 days.