Singapore and Vietnam planning to Ease Covid-19 travel rules


Today the Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan announced that Singapore and Vietnam are planning to relax covid 19 travel rules for business and travel trips (only for selected tourist sites) in the next few months.
But this decision will be taken based on how fast Vietnam is going to vaccinate its population. While speaking on Zoom during the conclusion of a four-day visit to Hanoi, foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan, the capital of Vietnam, said that both the nations have a similar strategy of containing the pandemic like intensive testing quarantine, mass vaccination, etc.
During the pandemic, Vietnam had imposed strict measures like shutting down all non-essential business and restricted the gathering to tackle the worst outbreak. Right now, only 2 percent of the entire population of Vietnam has been vaccinated.
Dr. Balakrishnan stated that both the countries are engaged in staff-level decisions over mutual recognition of the vaccine certificates, testing results, etc. Therefore, they can have confidence over reopening the border.
As per the new rules that have been announced today, travelers coming to Singapore from Vietnam will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at the designated facility and will have to undergo a mandatory antigen rapid test on this eleventh and seventh day after the arrival.


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