After the pilot implementation of the seven-day central quarantine starting on 1st July 2021 in Quảng Ninh province, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced today the new instruction relating to the centralized quarantine duration (document 6288/BYT-MT). Accordingly, the central quarantine is reduced to 7 days, instead of 21 days previously, for the following arrivals: fully vaccinated passengers to Vietnam or those who have been infected by Covid-19 and recovered. In both cases, they have to provide negative Covid-19 RT-PCR tests. After that, arrivals have to follow another 7 days of medical observation at chosen locations, e.g., residences, hotels, accommodation, using contact tracing app of Bluezone and obeying 5K rules (face masks, disinfection, distancing, no gatherings, and health declarations).
Sources & further information: “Việt Nam cuts quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals to 7 days: Health ministry” at https://vietnamnews.vn, “Giảm ngày cách ly tập trung với người nhập cảnh tiêm đủ liều vắc-xin Covid-19” at https://nld.com.vn, and “Cách ly 7 ngày với những người nhập cảnh đã tiêm đủ 2 liều vaccine” at https://www.vietnamplus.vn, accessed on 4 August 2021.