The proposed study “vaccine passport” Covid-19
On the afternoon of March 11, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, General Director of Tourism said that after the General Department worked with relevant ministries and agencies, he would advise the leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to report to the Government on the issue. passport (visa) vaccine Covid-19 in the tourism sector.
On the same day, Minister, Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said, at the present time, “The Government has not discussed the issue of loosening the application of disease prevention measures for those who already have Certificate of Vaccination Covid-19 “.
Due to the lack of new policies and regulations from the Government as well as the National Steering Committee on the Prevention and Control of Covid-19, “people enter the country. Vietnam Currently, it is still under quarantine for 14 days “, according to Deputy Health Minister Do Xuan Tuyen.
Currently, many countries have been implementing “vaccine passports”, a form of vaccination certification card or certification of immunity to Covid-19. This allows people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel freely to stimulate demand for tourism after the pandemic.
According to the Vietnam Tourism Association, in order to have solutions to help tourism businesses overcome the “disease crisis”, it is necessary to provide safety criteria for welcoming guests in accordance with international practices as well as regulations of Vietnam.
The world already has a vaccine and the US plans to end Covid-19 in June 2021 by vaccinating the people, and Europe is doing the same thing. Thailand has decided from July 1 to open the market to international visitors. In Singapore, travelers who have been vaccinated with a certificate, have a negative result, are allowed entry without quarantine. Therefore, this is the time to help Vietnamese tourism not miss opportunities and be able to compete with other countries in welcoming international visitors back.
According to information on the Ministry of Health, adding more about this issue, Mr. Hoang Nhan Chinh, Head of the Secretariat of the Tourism Advisory Council (TAB), said that many countries take measures to only welcome injected tourists. Covid-19 vaccination, which are holders of “vaccine passport” … with a full 28 days’ duration and require th, m within 3 days before a visitor leaves their home country, to have a rapid PCR test for a negative result. count.
To find the most effective solution, Vietnam must form a group or organization of many experts covering all disciplines, from health, diplomacy to police, defense, culture and tourism … to discuss and discuss. The criteria are open to international tourists.
It is known that the General Department of Tourism is also discussing opening up to international visitors with the construction of detailed plans, with clear criteria, not massively open. In particular, special attention is paid to opening the door to welcome international visitors, but still must take into account epidemic prevention solutions to ensure the safest control of diseases.
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), applying vaccination certification will be an important tool to respond to the pandemic, promoting a safe re-start of international tourism. Several countries around the world have issued Covid-19 vaccine passports, such as China. Thailand has also announced plans to issue vaccine passports and reduce the quarantine period for vaccinated people.
The vaccine passport is a digital document proving an individual has been vaccinated against the virus, in this case Covid-19 (also known as a digital health card). This document is stored on a phone or digital wallet, the data displayed in the form of a QR code, and can also provide information on whether a person has tested negative for the virus.
The above information Vnexpress, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls for caution with medical passports, asking travel authorities and operators not to consider proof of vaccination as a condition for national travel. practice.
On March 10, Mr. Calvin Q Trinh, an American overseas Vietnamese, over 40 years old, entered Tan Son Nhat, presented his passport with a certificate of having two shots of Covid-19 vaccine. He remained on quarantine for 14 days according to regulations.
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