HCM City, neighbouring provinces allow inter-provincial travel of workers, experts
HCM City and its neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai and Long An have reached an agreement on the travelling of workers and experts between the five localities.
|A checkpoint bordering HCM City at Long An Province’s Ben Luc District. — VNA/VNS Photo|
Vo Van Minh, chairman of Binh Duong Province’s People’s Committee, said on Wednesday that it agreed with a proposal from the HCM City’s People’s Committee, allowing enterprises to transport workers and experts by company cars between HCM City and four localities.
Eligible commuters are people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID-19 and have a negative Covid-19 test certificate within the previous 72 hours.
Only workers from Thuan An and Di An towns in Binh Duong Province are allowed to commute to HCM City’s Thu Duc City and vice versa by motorbikes.
Dong Nai and Tay Ninh provinces backed the HCM City’s proposal. Workers and experts travelling by personal vehicles are currently restricted from entering these two provinces.
Enterprises must transport their labourers to prevent COVID-19 from spreading to industrial parks, according to Tay Ninh Province authorities.
Nguyen Tan Tai, director of the province’s Department of Transport, said drivers and commuters must be vaccinated or recover from COVID-19 within the last six months, and have a negative Covid-19 test certificate within 72 hours.
Meanwhile, Long An Province allow experts and labourers to use their personal vehicles to travel from HCM City and other provinces to Long An.
The provincial People’s Committee said the Departments of Transport of HCM City and four neighbouring provinces should reduce procedures needed to issue certificates to vehicles transporting workers and experts between these localities.
Source: Vietnam News
On the first day of easing social distancing measures, HCM City streets were crowded as people flocked to the road to do daily activities that had been suspended for nearly four months.
As some provinces have gained initial achievements in controlling Covid-19, they now are allowing people with negative rapid testing results to enter the provinces.