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No anti-Covid commitment required for air, rail passengers

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Air and rail passengers will not be required to fill in a form showing their commitment to complying with Covid-19 safety protocols from today, October 25, according to the Ministry of Transport.

The ministry has sent a dispatch to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam and the Vietnam Railway Authority asking them to stop asking passengers to make a written commitment to compliance with anti-Covid measures.

In line with the decision signed by Deputy Minister of Transport Le Anh Tuan, air and rail passengers will still have to file a health declaration using the PC-Covid mobile app and strictly follow Covid safety protocols.

Earlier on October 20, the ministry issued Decision 1840 on the resumption of domestic air routes and Decision 1839 on the arrangement of passenger trains.

Under the decisions, before boarding aircraft or a train, passengers are required to fill a form committing to complying with anti-pandemic measures. However, the requirement delayed the departure time of flights and trains and created mass gatherings, giving passengers a potential exposure to coronavirus.

The decision to remove the requirement was aimed at minimizing the Covid transmission risk, the local media reported.

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