HCMC – The government of Vinh City in Nghe An Province has demanded that all passengers arriving at Vinh airport from July 1 must show a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test result or undergo a rapid Covid-19 test at the airport with a negative result, as part of the city’s efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The authorities made this decision as the pandemic is raging in many parts nationwide and Vinh City is implementing social distancing in line with the prime minister’s Directive 16, reported VietnamPlus.
According to the authorities’ requirements, air passengers’ negative Covid-19 test certificates must be done within three days ahead of their arrival at the airport. Meanwhile, those who have not undergone a Covid-19 test before have to take an on-site rapid test at the airport and cover the testing fees in line with the prevailing regulations.
Earlier, on June 13, the city reported its first locally-infected case during the current fourth coronavirus wave in the country. The city began social distancing starting from June 19.
As the Vinh International Airport is located in the city, the local competent forces received many questions from local residents and those of other localities about the travel to and from the airport.
The city’s government then proposed the provincial government and Department of Health set up an anti-Covid-19 taskforce at the airport.