Ten countries recognize Viet Nam’s vaccine passport
VGP - Vietnamese vaccine passport has been recognized by the U.S., Japan, the UK, Australia, India, Belarus, Cambodia, the Philippines, Palestine and Maldives, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang told reporters at a press briefing on Thursday.
Viet Nam had recognized vaccine passports from 79 countries and territories while negotiations are underway to accept other vaccine passports, especially those in digital format.
According to Ms. Le, thanks to vaccine passport recognition, citizens from these 79 countries who have been vaccinated with two doses will have their quarantine time reduced to three days.
On December 23, 2021, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health issued the Vietnamese vaccine passport template with 11 fields of information including name, date of birth, nationality, targeted disease, doses of vaccines received, date of vaccination, lot number of the vaccine batch, type of vaccine, vaccine product received, and the vaccine manufacture.
Previously, on early January, Viet Nam resumed regular flights to eight countries and territories including the U.S., Cambodia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, and Chinese Taipei after a long hiatus due to COVID-19.
Seven localities namely Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang,