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CONSULATE OF THE

SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM

IN NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

On 17th March 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam made the following announcement

03/17/2020, 05:26 PM

To strengthen measures in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the Vietnamese Government has decided as follows.

1. Entry visas shall be suspended for foreign visitors for 30 days, starting from 00:00 18 March 2020.

2. From 00:00 18 March 2020, entrants who are exempt from entry visas, holders of visa-exempt certificates (people of Vietnamese origin and their family members) or other special cases (experts, corporate managers, skilled labor) must present Covid-19 negative certificate issued by competent authorities of their country of residence at their arrival in Viet Nam. The certificate must be approved in advance by the Vietnamese competent authorities prior to their arrival.

These measures shall not be applicable to entrants for diplomatic or official purposes.

3. Entrants into Viet Nam shall be subject to medical screening and other preventive measures or quarantine in accordance with the regulations.

4. Mass quarantine at designated facilities shall be expanded to include all entrants from the US, European and ASEAN countries. Home quarantine and further medical monitoring at place of work and residence, and monitoring by groups shall be applicable to those not subject to mass quarantine.