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Transport ministry urged to submit plan on resumption of int'l flights next week

VGP – Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has urged the Ministry of Health to make available Viet Nam vaccine passport prior to November 5.

October 29, 2021 10:37 PM GMT+7

He tasked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promptly work with partners to speed up mutual recognition of proof of vaccination and recovery from COVID-19 in a bid to facilitate entry of foreign experts into Viet Nam.

Viet Nam has temporarily recognized COVID-19 vaccination certificates or vaccine passports from 72 countries and territories, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters at a press conference on October 21.

Regarding medical surveillance of entrants, Pham asked the Ministry of Health to collaborate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, relevant agencies, and localities to renew medical surveillance protocols for entrants with vaccine passport.

The Ministry of Health is responsible for coordinating with relevant agencies to issue instructions for arranging repatriation flights for Vietnamese living and working abroad.

Pham also tasked the Ministry of Transport to submit a plan on resumption of international flights before November 5./.

By Huong Giang