A team of the Ministry of Health on July 1 inspected international quarantine work and the implementation of health declaration for arrivals at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

As a practical measure to prevent the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome caused by Corona virus (MERS-CoV), as from July 1, all people flying to Vietnam from the Middle East are required to fill out health declaration forms before entering the country following the health ministry’s request.

The regulations are implemented at three international airports: Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai in Hanoi and Da Nang in central Da Nang city. Passengers on flights from nine countries in the Middle East - Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan and Iran – are obliged to complete the declaration forms.

Deputy minister Nguyen Thanh Long, head of the team, asked Noi Bai airport authorities to give a clear explanation on the new form to passengers and create favourable conditions for them to avoid congestion while continuing closely overseeing arrivals from the nine Middle East countries.

On the first day of the implementation of the medical procedure, the airport welcomed and guided over 200 passengers on a Qatar airlines flight to fill out the health declaration form.

The Hanoi International Quarantine Centre at Noi Bai airport said it has two desks with body temperature takers. Any passenger with cough, fever and respiratory failure syndromes will be isolated for medical checks.-VNA