Vietnam stops COVID-19 testing for international arrivals from May 15

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed a document on the suspension of COVID-19 testing for international travellers before entering Vietnam.

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The document stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to see reductions in both the number of cases and deaths on a global scale while COVID-19 vaccines are still effective against current variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In addition, many other countries and territories have been gradually easing anti-pandemic measures, including the requirement for COVID-19 testing for entry.

In Vietnam, the pandemic prevention and control has seen positive results while the number of new cases in the country has decreased continuously since March 15. The number of serious cases and deaths related to COVID-19 has also declined while the coverage of COVID-19 vaccines is high.

Previously, the Ministry of Health decided to stop the requirement for medical declaration for people entering Vietnam from April 27 and for domestic travel from April 30.

Vietnam has so far injected more than 216.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with nearly 68.7 million people administered with at least two doses.