Temporarily Suspend Tourist Visa with Schengen & UK Citizens
This morning (March 13) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc presided over the Government's Permanent Meeting on Prevention of Covid-19. Foreigners infected with Covid-19 must pay for medical treatment when in Vietnam.
Foreign Tourist on Walking Tours in Hoi An Ancient Town
The Prime Minister proposed to suspend tourist visas with Shengen and UK citizens in the next 48 hours; stop issuing visa at the border gates with all visitors to Vietnam. The first priority is to protect people's health.
Foreigners will have to pay for treatment fees of COVID-19 in Vietnam:
At the meeting of the Prime Minister, using technology in disease prevention such as teaching, applying science and technology in finding sources of infection in Vietnam ... Focused on good doctors and adequate means to treatment for people positive for Covid-19, to minimize the risk of death may occur.
Foreign Tourists Infected with Covid-19 in Vietnam
Places crowded with people such as supermarkets, vehicles, public transport ... must wear a mask. The medical, industrial and commercial industries must supply masks. Airports provide free masks and require the use of masks when entering Vietnam for international visitors.
Temporarily suspend tourist visas with Schengen and UK citizens, advising students to stay in the host countries:
Regarding the entry into Vietnam, the Prime Minister proposed to suspend tourist visas with Shengen and UK citizens for the next 48 hours. With the US will consider applying depending on the disease situation for each state; Besides, it also stopped issuing visa at the border with all visitors to Vietnam. People returning from an epidemic area, including Vietnamese who are isolated, may be considered for home isolation.
Tourist Filling the Medical Report when Traveling to Vietnam
The Prime Minister also recommended that, in the current situation, students studying abroad in any country should try to stay, in case of returning home, they must be strictly quarantined according to regulations; Strictly manage the border, prevent visitors from the epidemic area from taking advantage of entry through a third country to Vietnam. The Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform countries about Vietnam's attitude, spirit and goodwill. Military and police forces continue to perform their duties well. Check border control very well.
Up to 7:00pm March 13: Vietnam has recorded 45 cases of Covid-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 (nCoV or New Coronavirus). In which, 16 previous positive cases were cured and discharged, 29 other cases are being isolated.
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