Vietnam confirmed three more imported Covid-19 cases Tuesday, a Hanoi man returning from France and two Indian experts, taking its active tally to 72.
Viet Nam and Japan have agreed to implement an expedited arrival procedure for short-term entrants from November 1, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
They are required to arrive one day before the start of their work - only experts and other indispensable personnel working for foreign agencies and family members of Vietnamese citizens are currently issued visas - and are only allowed to work if they test negative, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The Ministry of Health has approved the list of 24 central and key hospitals eligible to join the national network for remote medical examination and treatment.
Da Nang allowed the reopening of bars, karaoke parlors and dance clubs from September 25, two months after their closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Upon arrival, inbound travellers are requested to show the certificate of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test, shall receive temperature screening and undergo quick COVID-19 test at port of entry (if any). Inbound travellers will then be taken to quarantine facility as they have registered before departure.
People who enter Viet Nam and are subject to concentrated quarantine shall have to pay VND120 (US$5.2) per day, according to a proposal on quarantine fees approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Seventeen more hotels in HCMC have been designated as paid quarantine facilities, taking the total number to 25 and doubling the number of rooms available to over 2,300.