Those entering Vietnam charged for concentrated quarantine from Sept 1 hinh anh 1Transporting people entering Vietnam to concentrated quarantine facilities (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Those entering Vietnam from September 1 have to pay costs of their quarantine at concentrated facilities, as Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently agreed with the Finance Ministry’s proposal related to this issue.

Accordingly, the quarantine stay at military bases or other facilities designated by authorised State agencies will cost 120,000 VND (5.2 USD) per day, including 80,000 VND for food and 40,000 VND for daily necessities.

Those who want to stay in hotels and resorts will pay the fees decided by the lodging facilities.

All of them have to take tests for the coronavirus and pay testing fees themselves, the PM ordered.

Vietnamese COVID-19 patients will continue to receive free check-ups and treatment. For foreigners, the PM has assigned the Ministry of Health to make a report to the Government that will be submitted to the National Assembly’s Standing Committee for consideration.

Bills for other diseases during the quarantine period will be borne by health insurance. Those without health insurance will cover the bills themselves.

The rules are applied for those who have come to Vietnam and undergone concentrated quarantine as from September 1.

On September 16, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh approved a proposal on resuming regular international passenger flights between Vietnam and some partners submitted by the Transport Ministry.

Accordingly, Vietnam will resume four air routes to Guangzhou (China), Taiwan (China), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), and Tokyo (Japan) from September 15, and to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Vientiane (Laos) from September 22.

The maximum number of flights will not exceed two per week on each route and may be further increased depending on the situation./.