The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) has worked with ambassadors from the European Union on providing additional Covid-19 vaccine supplies for Vietnam. An overview of the press conference. Photo by Hanoitimes The information was shared by EuroCham Chairman Alain Cany at a press conference held on September 9 shortly after the meeting between the European business community in Vietnam with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. "The EU has so far donated 10 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for Vietnam through the COVAX dose-sharing mechanism," Cany said. "Germany announced it would donate five million doses to Vietnam," he added. "France would donate 700,000 doses and some other countries are going to send some 3-4 million more doses to support Vietnam." At the meeting with EU ambassadors, EuroCham had put Vietnam on the priority list of developing nations to receive vaccine donations. Speaking at the press conference, French Ambassador … [Read more...] about EuroCham helps bring more Covid-19 vaccines to Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City authorities have announced the trial of travel passes based on people’s vaccination progress in its plan to recover the economy in three phases after a long period of strict social distancing. The municipal People’s Committee on Friday afternoon held a conference fielding suggestions from enterprises for the city’s draft plan on COVID-19 control and economic recovery after September 15. Speaking at the meeting, chairman Phan Van Mai said the city is striving to basically control the epidemic by September 15 in order to relax social distancing measures, restore the economy, and bring the city to a ‘new normal’ state. “The economic recovery plan will be carried out under the principle of safety and flexibility according to the results of epidemic prevention,” Mai said. As per the draft, resdients' safety will be assessed and classified into green and yellow cards based on their vaccination status. People fully vaccinated for at least 14 days or … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City plans to pilot vaccine travel passes in three stages of economic reopening
Binh Duong has become the first Vietnamese locality to announce a list of demographics that are allowed to use vaccination proof as travel passes as the southern province prepares to resume economic activities in a ‘new normal’ period. Functional forces on duty and people injected with one dose of vaccine for at least 14 days or fully vaccinated are allowed to travel outdoors in districts, cities, and towns that are classified as infection-free and have eased social distancing measures, according to the announcement of the provincial People’s Committee on September 9. Traveling by people in infection-free areas will be gradually resumed in three phases -- within one ward or commune from September 10 to 15, within one district after September 15, and across the province after September 20. Workers of factories and enterprises must have proof of their employment, in addition to a certificate of vaccination for 14 days, to move from their place of residence to the workplace and … [Read more...] about Who can go outside as Vietnam’s Binh Duong pioneers vaccine travel pass usage?
In addition to previous plans to open Phu Quoc Island to international tourists, Ha Long, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat will also welcome tourists this year, under a plan developed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. A resort on Phu Quoc island. The MoCST has issued a plan to stimulate travel demand, restore the tourism industry, and resume travel activities in late 2021 and early 2022 while ensuring the dual goals of disease prevention and control and socio-economic development. It will create favourable conditions for domestic and international tourists who have valid vaccination travel certificates. Phú Quốc in Kiên Giang Province will be the first locality to welcome international visitors in October, followed by Hạ Long in Quảng Ninh Province, Hội An in Quảng Nam Province, Nha Trang in Khánh Hoà Province and Đà Lạt in Lâm Đồng Province. In addition to safety measures such as 5K rules and improving medical capacity to prevent the outbreak … [Read more...] about Vietnam prepares to welcome international visitors at selected destinations
From the Hon Thom cable car, visitors can see the beauty of the entire island. (Photo: SGGP) The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has urgently build a careful pilot plan on welcoming foreign visitors to Phu Quoc with stricter Covid-19 prevention and control measures, said Minister Nguyen Van Hung. The program will be only applied for international tourists who take a package tour provided by travel agents. Accordingly, travelers are required to be inoculated with two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, provide vaccination certificate or certificate showing Covid-19 recovery. The RT-PCR test (by RT-PCR/RT-LAMP method) must be performed no earlier than 72 hours before departure, recognized and certified in English by the national authority. Tourists must get travel health insurance before visiting. Children under 12 years of age are permitted to be accompanied by parents or a protector who have been fully vaccinated. Travel businesses have to meet criteria of receiving … [Read more...] about Ministry plans to reopen destinations to vaccinated visitors
Results of a survey released by leading online accommodation reservations provider Agoda found four out of 10 Vietnamese respondents willing to travel again within four months after social distancing measures are removed. The survey was carried out by Singapore-based market research company YouGov Singapore Pte. Ltd among a sample of 1,103 Vietnamese adults last July. Just 5 percent said they would travel immediately after restrictions are lifted, while 14 percent said they would do so within the first month. Twenty-five percent of surveyed respondents said they would wait until the pandemic situation gets better and 16 percent said they would only travel again after 80 percent of Vietnamese population are fully vaccinated or Vietnam achieves herd immunity. One-third of respondents said they look forward to spending time by beach or exploring nature on their first trip after the pandemic. Vietnam has closed its borders since last March and most tourism spots at home are also … [Read more...] about Vietnamese citizens cautiously ready to travel after lockdown