An airline passenger is instructed to fill in the COVID-19 prevention and control commitment form. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Passengers using airlines or trains to travel within Việt Nam don’t have to submit paper-based COVID-19 prevention and control commitments from Monday (October 25), according to the Ministry of Transport.
The passengers are only required to submit their health declaration via mobile phone app PC-Covid and take preventive measures which the ministry included in its two decisions – No 1840/QĐ-BGTVT and No1839/QĐ-BGTVT, dated October 20, when it decided to reopen domestic air routes and railways.
Under the two decisions, before their air/railway trips, passengers have to fill in a paper-based form in which they provide basic personal information and commit to following COVID-19 preventive and control measures when they arrive at their destinations.
The implementation of the requirement in the last few days revealed shortcomings, for example, passengers gathered in crowds to fill in and submit the forms in the lounges of railway stations or airports or on planes and trains, possibly delaying departures to wait for passengers who did not submit the forms on time.
The Ministry of Transport on Monday also asked aviation and railway authorities to co-operate with IT agencies at relevant ministries in reviewing and integrating passengers’ COVID-19 prevention and control commitments into the PC-Covid app.
The integration would help make use of available information, save time for passengers and provide necessary information to authorities. — VNS