Rise in COVID-19 cases in RoK prompts travel advisory

The Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised Vietnamese citizens against travelling to areas with COVID-19 outbreaks or vulnerable to the epidemic as warned by foreign countries.
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Passengers at Cam Ranh Airport receive leaflets guiding COVID-19 prevention. (Photo: VNA)

As for overseas Vietnamese, the department asked them to follow recommendations and guidelines on COVID-19 prevention and control set by local competent agencies, and avoid unnecessary trips.

Those who return from epidemic-affected areas or have had contact with infected people will be subject to medical screenings and a 14-day quarantine period.

The department also asked Vietnamese citizens to swiftly inform Vietnam’s competent and representative agencies in foreign countries and territories, and their relatives in case of emergency.

In case of emergency, it is recommended to contact citizen protection hotlines posted on websites of Vietnamese representative offices abroad or the department’s citizen protection hotline: 84 981 84 84 84.

Meanwhile, Hanoi will impose quarantine measures on people arriving from or going through Daegu and North Gyeongsang, areas with COVID-19 outbreaks in the Republic of Korea.

On February 25, the municipal People’s Committee required the Health Department to coordinate with the capital city’s Military Command and police to carry out the quarantine work.

Accordingly, Vietnamese citizens will be kept in quarantine for 14 days since arrival at the military school under the municipal Military Command in Son Tay, while foreign nationals will be staying at the Municipal Police Hospital in Ha Dong district.

The municipal Health Department instructed tightening international medical quarantine at the Noi Bai international airport, including requiring all passengers coming from or transiting the RoK to fill in medical declaration forms. All those who are found to have symptoms such as fever, coughing and shortness of breath must be put under quarantine at medical facilities and tested for coronavirus./.

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