Viet Nam and Japan have agreed to implement an expedited arrival procedure for short-term entrants from November 1, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The move aims to realize the high-level agreement reached during Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s official visit to Viet Nam last week.
Accordingly, both countries will lift mandatory quarantine requirement for people from either country who are going on trips shorter than 14 days for the purposes of investment, trade, diplomacy, official businesses or highly skilled workers.
Prior to arrival, an entrant shall have to obtain proof of negative tests for COVID-19 and undergo body temperature screening.
The entrant shall will be tested for the virus and placed under frequent medical surveillance, and they could only engage in activities according to his/her registered working plan.
Authorities of Viet Nam and Japan will provide detailed instructions on how to implement this procedure.
As of 6:05 pm on Thursday, Viet Nam confirmed 1,148 COVID-19 infection cases, including 1,049 recoveries and 35 fatalities.
Of the patient tally, 691 are locally-transmitted cases.
The Southeast Asian country has gone 50 days without a single community infection case of COVID-19./.
This article was originally published in Dtinews