November 5, 2020
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Guide to Detailed Medical Declaration at Vietnamese Airports

The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly changed the way people travel these days. When you need to travel these days, it’s important that you do your research and find out what the requirements are. If you are going to Vietnam, you will be required to present a medical declaration stating that you are free of Covid-19. This is a very important requirement. Without this, you won’t be allowed to enter the country.

Why Do I Need to Present a Medical Report?

The medical report will certify that you are not carrying the Covid-19 disease. This is Vietnam’s way of protecting its citizens and to ensure that the disease will not spread. Of course, this is also for your own safety as a visitor in the country.

Before you fly to Vietnam, you are required to submit a mandatory electronic medical declaration online. You will find this form on the website of Vietnam’s Ministry of Health. It’s also possible to use the Health Declaration Mobile app, which you can download on your phone. Simply search for “Vietnam Health Declaration” in the app store or in Google Play.

How to Submit The Vietnam Health Declaration

It’s easy to fill out the Vietnam Health Declaration form online. Simply provide all the details that the website will ask from you. You don’t need to enter anything on the seat number. That way, you can fill out the form while you’re still at home or before you board your flight. This is also to avoid congestion at the check-in counter.

It’s very important that you truthfully report your travel itinerary and most especially your current health conditions. That way, the authorities will be able to easily track and contact you in case someone got infected on your flight.

Is the Medical Declaration Report Necessary?

The medical declaration report is necessary now that we are in the middle of a pandemic. It’s even necessary if you came from epidemic zones such as Korea, China, and some countries in Europe. These areas have thousands of infections and death due to Covid-19.

But if you came from areas where there’s a low infection rate, will a medical report be necessary? Yes, it is! That’s because even though you came from an area with no epidemic, there’s a chance that you will get into contact with people coming from several other places during your trip.

The Covid-19 disease is highly contagious. It is for this reason why government authorities around the world are very careful when it comes to allowing people into their country. Even if you came from countries with low infection rates, you could get the virus while you’re on your way to Vietnam. And since some people who get infected with Covid-19 won’t show any symptoms, you cannot be sure if the person sitting next to you on the plane has been infected or not. So to ensure the safety of everyone, please be truthful when you fill out the medical declaration form online.

Medical Declaration at the Airport

Here are the steps for the medical health declaration at the airport:

  1. You will be handed a medical cover declaration upon embarking on the plane. Fill in the information. If you’re not sure about the process or you have any questions, feel free to ask the flight attendant on board.
  2. When you arrive in Vietnam, submit this form to the medical quarantine department. If some information is missing, make sure you add it now.
  3. Next, you will be asked to go through the automatic temperature check door. This is to check your temperature and ensure that you don’t have any symptoms.
  4. Declare information at the counter. For those who came from countries with high infection rates, you may be asked to go on quarantine.
  5. Passengers will then be directed to an isolation area while waiting.
  6. Any passenger who has a positive test result will immediately be treated. Those who are showing symptoms, including those who came from countries with high infection rates, will be asked to go on mandatory quarantine.

Electronic Medical Declaration

Below are the steps to follow when it comes to making an electronic medical declaration, in accordance with the guidelines provided by Vietnam’s Preventive Medicine of the Ministry of Health:

👉 1. Fill in personal information

First, provide your complete name, date of birth, nationality, gender, citizenship, ID number, passport number, etc.

👉 2. Declare the travel route

Next, provide details about your trip such as your port of embarkation, destination, departure date, etc.

👉 3. Enter your address in Vietnam

Provide the address where you plan on staying in Vietnam.

👉 4. Report your health status and history

Provide details about your health and if you have been exposed to any infected person in the past 14 days. If you have any symptoms, make sure you declare it.

👉 5. Choose quarantine facility & upload negative confirmation for COVID 19

State where would you like to stay during your quarantine : dorms provide by the government (general isolation base set) with cheap price or hotels pointed by the authority (self-selected quarantine facility) with higher price.

Note : Don’t forget to upload a copy for negative nCovi-19 confirmation.

👉 6. Fill in the security code and submit the form

Finally, type the security code in and submit the medical declaration form.

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