COVID-19: Passengers from ASEAN countries subject to compulsory quarantine

Update: 09:29 | 18/03/2020
Citizens of ASEAN countries or those from other countries who have stayed or transited ASEAN member states within 14 days before the date of their entry into Vietnam will be subject to compulsory concentrated quarantine for 14 days since the date of arrival, starting from 0am on March 18.
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Travelers from ASEAN countries are now required to be quarantined in concentrated facilities; those who are not subject to concentrated quarantine must be self-quarantined & put under medical monitoring at their house, enterprises, accommodations or in groups. (Photo: Vietnam MOFA)

The new requirement is detailed in an urgent dispatch that the Transport Ministry sent to the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) on March 17.

The ministry asked the CAAV to direct all airlines to inform all passengers from ASEAN member states that they should make careful consideration when buying tickets to Vietnam.

The CAAV was also urged to direct all Vietnamese airlines to request passengers on domestic flights to fill in compulsory health declarations when doing check-in procedures and guide passengers in filling in declaration electronically.

The airlines must also check all passengers’ body temperatures before boarding.

The CAAV was also required to ask airports and its medical quarantine units to monitor the implementation of Vietnamese carriers.

By March 17, Vietnam recorded 66 COVID-19 cases.

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(Source: VNA)