Vietnam has temporarily recognised vaccination certificates and vaccine passports by 72 countries and territories in line with the Government’s Resolution No.128/NQ-CP on safe and flexible adaptation to and effective control of COVID-19 pandemic, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.
During the ministry’s regular press conference that was held virtually on October 21, Hang said holders of these documents will have their concentrated quarantine period reduced to seven days in accordance with the Vietnamese Health Ministry’s guidelines on shortening quarantine time for fully vaccinated or recovered passengers.
She added that the Foreign Ministry also discussed with nearly 80 partners about mutual recognition of vaccination certificates or vaccine passports. To date, Vietnam’s vaccination certificate has been recognised by several nations.
According to the Prime Minister’s directions on creating favourable conditions for workers, experts, investors and others for development goals, the Foreign Ministry consulted ministries, agencies and localities regarding difficulties and suggested authorities adjust procedures for approving foreigners’ entry, including supplementing vaccination certificates or vaccine passports in visa application, cutting time for handling dossiers, and enhancing decentralisation for ministries and agencies.