The directive, issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Saturday night, comes as Covid-19 infections continue to rise in the country, with most new patients having come in from foreign countries.
Even upon entry, they must declare their health and comply with 14-day quarantine procedures, he said.
Foreign experts, business managers, skilled workers carrying an official certificate confirming that they are not infected with the new coronavirus issued by the competent authority of the host country and approved by the Vietnamese government will allowed to enter but must be isolated. at their accommodation.
The Ministry of Public Security will decide whether to grant or extend visas for these cases.
The representative offices of these people in Vietnam will be responsible for their medical monitoring.
Earlier, on Friday, the Prime Minister ordered the suspension of all international flights to Vietnam without giving a specific timeframe.
In Saturday's directive, he asked the Ministry of Transport to limit flights from abroad into Vietnam to avoid overcrowding in the isolation area, creating favorable conditions for flights carrying foreigners out. out of Vietnam.
Overseas Vietnamese are required to limit their return to the country at the moment.
Previously, officials said they expected to welcome 10,000 Vietnamese from abroad in the next week, with the corresponding figure in Ho Chi Minh City at 17,000.
As of Saturday evening, Vietnam had recorded 94 Covid-19 infections with 17 discharged.Most of the active cases, currently hospitalized in 11 cities and provinces, are people returning from Europe and the UNS.NS.and those in close contact with them.
The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to 186 countries and territories, claiming the lives of nearly 12,000 people so far.
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