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Ho Chi Minh City issues quarantine procedure for arrivals in face of Omicron

HO CHI MINH CITY (VIETNAM NEWS/ANN) – Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee issued urgent guidelines for a five-step quarantine procedure for arriving passengers amid the emergence of the Omicron variant in Vietnam.

According to the document, the self-quarantine area (including homes, hotels, offices, dormitories, guest houses) must meet the standards required by the Ministry of Health. If the accommodation fails to meet these criteria, incoming passengers will have to go into centralised quarantine facilities.

The document also states that passengers arriving in Vietnam at Tân Son Nhat International Airport must comply with a five-step procedure.

VIetnam so far has reported 20 Omicron infections, which were immediately quarantined upon arrival. Six of them have been given the all-clear after testing negative for coronavirus.

Visitors arrive at the Tân Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam. PHOTO: VIETNAM NEWS/ANN