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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

HCMC completes draft on laborers’ travel to and from four neighboring localities 

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC Department of Transport has formulated a plan on the travel of laborers between HCMC and four neighboring provinces—Long An, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong and Dong Nai.

The plan has been sent to the municipal government for consideration by the department 10 days after gathering feedback from the four localities, the local media reported.

Under the plan, workers in Long An Province traveling to HCMC by their personal motorbikes or cars should have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot at least 14 days earlier or should have recovered from the disease in the past six months. Besides, they must have a valid negative Covid-19 test certificate.

Workers who travel from HCMC to Binh Duong Province in their personal cars must show a travel pass for the pre-determined route, apart from meeting the requirements mentioned above.

As for those riding motorbikes, they are only allowed to commute between Thu Duc City in HCMC and Thuan An and Di An cities in Binh Duong Province. These employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have recovered from the disease within the last six months and must undergo Covid-19 tests every seven days.

Meanwhile, workers who travel from HCMC to Tay Ninh Province on their individual vehicles must have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot 21 days earlier or should have recovered from the disease within the last six months. They must undergo Covid-19 tests every three days, instead of seven days.

Meanwhile, Dong Nai Province has yet to allow workers to use their personal vehicles to travel to/from HCMC.

Commuters must use the VNEID and Y Te HCM mobile apps to make health declarations before the PC-Covid app is put to use.

Enterprises using their vehicles to transport workers and experts between HCMC and the four provinces must map out a plan in terms of vehicles, routes and the time and submit it to the Department of Transport of the localities where their headquarters are located for an identification certificate.

Drivers, driving assistants and employees on board these vehicles must have received at least one Covid vaccine shot for 14 or 21 days depending on the provinces’ requirements or have recovered from the disease, and undergo Covid-19 tests every seven or three days.

Earlier on October 1, HCMC sent the four provinces a plan on the travel of laborers between the city and the provinces.

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