Hanoi halts checking on travel permits in COVID-19-free zones

22:11 16/09/2021

PSNews - Recently, the permanent deputy chairman of the Hanoi Municipal's People Committee Le Hong Son announced that, the authorities decided to halt checks of travel documents in 19 districts deemed to have no community COVID-19 cases.

As announced, the city authorities had decided to adjust management in “green zones”, which are COVID-19-free areas, so that it would be more convenient for residents. Residents travelling in 19 districts that are recognised as “green zones” will not have to show certificates or documents to the police and inspectors.

Residents in “red zones” – zones with COVID-19 cases, will still strictly follow regulations of social distancing based on Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s Direction 16. They are only allowed to travel in necessary cases and must show their papers to the inspectors.

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If residents travel from “green zones” to “red zones”, their papers will be checked. Depending on the specific circumstances, districts will issue detailed instructions to local residents.

Moreover, the city will remove checkpoints in green zones, and maintain checkpoints in border areas between districts. If any new COVID-19 cases are found, the checkpoints will be restored.  

Earlier, Hanoi allowed restaurants and food and drink establishments to reopen for delivery, starting noon Thursday, but only in districts that have recorded no community COVID-19 cases since September 6. The establishments are also required to close before 9pm every day.

Below list includes 19 districts and townships which are considered COVID-19-free zones: Ba Dinh, Ba Vi, Bac Tu Liem, Cau Giay, Dan Phuong, Gia Lam, Hoai Duc, Long Bien, Me Linh, My Duc, Nam Tu Liem, Phu Xuyen, Phuc Tho, Quoc Oai, Soc Son, Son Tay, Thanh Oai, Ung Hoa, Tay Ho. 

However, they still must fully implement pandemic prevention measures, including mandatory 5K (face mask, disinfection, distance, no gathering and health declaration).

By L.B