blue-check It is exempt from Health Department’s approval of quarantine location for foreign experts entering Ho Chi Minh city

Notice No. 5351/TB-SYT dated September 14th, 2020 of the Health Department of Ho Chi Minh city regarding exemption from application for approval of quarantine plan for experts, investors, high-skilled workers, business managers when they enter Ho Chi Minh city for work.
Posted: 15/9/2020 10:44:31 AM | Latest updated: 22/9/2020 1:43:39 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5044 | Vietlaw: 476

According to this Notice, when companies, enterprises in Ho Chi Minh city invite foreign experts (including investors, experts, high-skilled workers, business managers) to work amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they will not have to apply for approval of quarantine plan to the Health Department.

Instead, they will only follow these procedure steps for foreign experts’ entry:

- Step 1: Companies, enterprises send the dossiers of invitation of experts (clearing stating hotels they registered for quarantine) to Ho Chi Minh city’s Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in order for this Department to coordinate with the Health Department in submitting to Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee for approval to allow foreign experts to enter Ho Chi Minh city for work.

- Step 2: Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee sends documents to Vietnam Immigration Department - the Ministry of Public Security for consideration to settle procedures for foreign experts’ entry.

- Step 3: After obtaining Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee’s approval and permission for foreign experts’ entry, enterprises shall send the dossiers to the International Health Quarantine Centre of Ho Chi Minh city; Ho Chi Minh city Center for Disease Control; Medical Centers of districts, rural districts where the hotels they registered are located in order to coordinate in organizing the quarantine.

A dossier comprises:

+ The List of experts which has been approved by Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee

+ The written approval of Vietnam Immigration Department – the Ministry of Public Security;

+ Information of hotels which have been registered for quarantine.

Ms Phuong Thao (
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