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Interprovincial passenger transport services to be resumed from Wednesday

VGP – The Ministry of Transport has approved a pilot plan to resume interprovincial passenger transport from October 13- 20.

October 11, 2021 5:35 PM GMT+7

Under the plan, passengers who travel from “extremely high risk” or “high risk” areas to other localities with similar or lower risk shall be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the final dose taken at least two weeks before departure, or have recovered from the disease within the last six months.

In addition, they have to show proof of negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure and comply with the Ministry of Health’s 5K message.

Passengers traveling from low-risk or safe areas to localities with higher risk of COVID-19 transmission must follow COVID-19 safety protocols, make health declarations and show proof of negative COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure.

The similar requirements are also applicable to drivers and driving assistants.

During the pilot period, drivers must operate their vehicles on the pre-determined route and only stop for rest, or pick up and drop off passengers at locations as listed and announced by the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam.

In case of experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath, they must immediately inform local medical centers about their heal conditions.

Passenger transport firms shall operate at 5%-30% of their capacity./.

By Kim Loan