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Aviation agencies within Vietnam have proposed allowing vaccinated foreign visitors into the country without government quarantine from September.
The proposals from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) were sent to the Ministry of Transport today.
Under the proposals travellers would need to have a vaccination certificate proving they had received a Vietnam approved Covid-19 inoculation. At the present time the country has approved the AstraZeneca and Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines.
In addition, travellers will need proof that they have tested negative for the virus. They would then need to notify authorities of where they are staying and quarantine themselves for 7 to 14 days at that location.
Anyone who does not have both documents would have to attend a centralised quarantine facility for 14 days.
Although the proposal suggests a September start date it adds the caveat that it is dependent on the vaccination rollout within Vietnam. To date just 48,000 people have received their first Covid-19 inoculation.
Any form of quarantine has been a major deterrent to foreign travellers elsewhere and the numbers taking advantage of this scheme, if approved, are likely to be relatively small.
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