International health insurance required for experts entering Vietnam from August 5, 2020

28/07/2020 11:00 AM

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and control has just issued Official Letter 3949/CV-BCD on strengthening the assurance of COVID-19 epidemic prevention for experts entering Vietnam.

Accordingly, the ministries, branches and provincial and municipal People's Committees must notify the units that invite experts for business to ensure that they participate in international health insurance or agencies or organizations must make a commitment to pay their treatment expenses in case of the experts being infected with COVID-19.

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They will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 by Real time-PCR technique from 03 to 07 days prior to the date of entry into Vietnam. Tests for SARS-CoV-2 must be done in a laboratory approved by the Government or part of the laboratory system of the World Health Organization.

The units will be responsible for ensuring the safety of COVID-19 epidemic prevention when inviting experts for business.

This Official Letter does not apply to experts who have already purchased tickets and plan to enter Vietnam before August 5, 2020./.