MoFA's spokeswoman clarifies information on vaccine passport

16:46 08/10/2021

Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang shared information about issues of public concern during its regular press conference via teleconference on October 7.

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Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang. 

During the briefing, spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said, one of the important contents in the set of criteria is the types of vaccines. Accordingly, Viet Nam accepts vaccines licensed by the World Health Organisation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or the European Medicines Agency as well as those approved by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health for emergency use.

Amid complicated and long-term developments of the COVID-19 pandemic which cannot be absolutely controlled, the Vietnamese Government agreed to change from the policy of zero COVID-19 to safely and flexibly adapting to and effectively controlling the pandemic, she said.

The spokeswoman said that in the process of effectively fighting the pandemic and restoring socio-economic development, vaccine passports, health green cards, or digital health certificates are considered feasible solutions to gradually reopening the economy, especially services and tourism.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is working closely with relevant agencies to study and build a pilot plan to welcome back vaccinated tourists to Viet Nam, firstly in the southern island city of Phu Quoc in the near future, she added.

By L.B