Face masks required for all

March 16, 2020 - 08:53

The decision will be effective for 30 days, starting March 15, the foreign ministry said.


Foreign tourists wear face masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. Việt Nam requires all Vietnamese citizens and foreign people in Việt Nam to wear face masks in public places as from today. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt

HÀ NỘI —  As from March 16, 2020, Việt Nam requires all Vietnamese citizens as well as foreign citizens in Việt Nam to wear face masks in public places where there are many people, such as supermarkets, airports, bus terminals or public transport.

The Foreign Ministry issued a notice on Saturday asking people who come from or transit in areas hit by the COVID-19 epidemic to keep themselves updated on airline regulations and ensure they have all required documents in order to take flights (especially documents certificating health conditions if any).

All passengers on domestic and international flights to and from Việt Nam must wear face masks during the entire duration of their flights and when entering airports.

Việt Nam has informed diplomatic representative agencies, consular offices and representative missions of international organisations here about the new requirements.

By late Sunday, Việt Nam confirmed 57 cases of COVID-19 including 17 foreigners. VNS

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