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Residents traveling from/to BR-VT not required to have negative Covid test certificates

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has allowed residents to travel from/to the province without requiring them to show a negative Covid-19 test certificate.

The provincial government on October 15 issued a document on measures to adapt safely and flexibly to the Covid-19 pandemic and control it effectively. Accordingly, checkpoints at the gateways to the province will be kept in place to instruct residents to make health declarations, the local media reported.

Additionally, the province called on residents to go out only if necessary.

Residents were allowed to travel within the province, except for those coming to/from high-risk and extremely-high-risk areas. The province will remove checkpoints in communes and districts and set up patrol teams to conduct random checks.

As for transport activities, drivers and driving assistants must get at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose and undergo Covid-19 tests every week, except for those who have been fully vaccinated.

People coming from high-risk and extremely-high-risk areas will monitor their health at home for seven days and undergo Covid-19 test on the first quarantine day of their arrival if they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 within the past six months.

Those who have got one Covid-19 vaccine dose will self-isolate themselves for seven days at home, monitor their health for another week and undergo Covid-19 tests on the first and seventh days after their arrival.

Unvaccinated people will be sent to centralized quarantine facilities for 14 days and undergo Covid-19 tests in line with the regulations.

Meanwhile, people returning from moderate-risk will monitor their health for 14 days if they have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 within the past six months. Those who have got one vaccine dose or have not been vaccinated will self-isolate themselves for seven days at home and monitor their health for 14 more days.

The elderly, those suffering from underlying illnesses, pregnant women and those aged below 18 will be isolated at home.

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