Latest Update on Vietnam Immigration Policy During COVID-19
Since the beginning of the pandemic outbreak, Vietnam is one of the countries that has remained the best coped with the Coronavirus. The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases keep remains low after two pandemic waves. The current new Covid cases are mainly people from abroad. You can see the updated number of Covid cases in Vietnam here.
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|Stage||No. of cases||Description|
(23 January – 25 February 2020)
|16||Cases reported are usually people who have had travel history to China.|
(6 – 19 March 2020)
|69||The virus has spread globally, many cases reported are from other countries but it is still easy to trace spread and quarantine.|
(20 March – 21 April 2020)
|183||Infections in community, many cluster begin to appear in high-density areas. The source of the infection is untraceable.|
(22 April 2020 – 24 July 2020)
|145||No cases of local transmission reported, all of the cases are imported and quarantined after arrival.|
(25 July 2020 – 6 September 2020)
|636||New community transmission cases appeared again after more than three months. Officials re-implemented social distancing.|
(7 September 2020 – 27 January 2021)
|502||The number of cases in community decreased, authorities begins to ease restrictions in the affected areas.|
(28 January 2021 )
|841||New community transmission appeared in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh|
(28 January – 17 February)
|1537||There are no infections in the community. The epidemic is gradually under control.|
(17 February – 25 March)
|2576||Recording the 3rd way from a female worker entering Japan. The wave outbreaks mainly in Hai Duong (accounting for nearly 80% of the total number of cases). It lasted for 57 days and spread to 13 provinces and cities across the country, reaching the peak of the epidemic on 31 February. Deploying vaccination against COVID-19 on 8 March.|
|(27 April – now)||11380||For the first time, Vietnam recorded the SARS-CoV-2 virus variant with the strongest infection rate in the world from India. The number of infections is increasing rapidly and the situation is complicated in industrial zones. In recent days, the number of cases is increasing at an alarming rate. Vietnam is facing more than 50,000 high-risk positive test samples.|
On 24 Feb 2021, the first batch of 117,600 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine arrived in HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport.
In January 2021, in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Hai Duong, two field hospitals with a combined capacity of 600 beds have been set up in northern Hai Duong province within 24 hours. The first one was built at the medical centre of Chi Linh city, and staffed by 45 doctors and about 70 nurses who can provide treatment for 200 patients. The second one converted from the Hai Duong Medical Technical University with 210 beds.
The third wave of infections began on 28 January 2021, when Vietnam recorded an additional 84 community transmission cases within a single day in Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces. Most of these are related to a single Hai Duong migrant worker, who was diagnosed with the UK coronavirus variant by Japanese authorities after arriving in Osaka on 17 January. Initially, the government only quarantine the areas directly related to the infected people to limit the economic impact. But after half a month the number of cases still showed no signs of stopping, so on 15 February, entire province of Hai Duong was locked down for 15 days while Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City stopped all entertainment activities.
This information will be updated with further notice from Vietnam Immigration Department.