Infection with Covid-19 when traveling abroad

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Many tourists traveling to Singapore and Thailand suddenly received positive test results for nCoV and had to cancel their isolation and treatment plans.

After a multi-day trip to Singapore, Khieu Phuong Dung showed symptoms of coughing, but then received a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2. She has never contracted Covid-19 in Vietnam, so it’s not surprising that she accidentally contracted the disease. However, Dung couldn’t help but be sad because the happy journey had to be cut short. She has been in complete isolation with a friend for almost a week. If there are no severe symptoms, she and her friend are told to self-medicate at home. “I flew from Hanoi to Singapore on March 25th. On March 31st I took a test and found that I had become F0. A few days earlier, my friend in the same house was also infected, everyone wanted, but had to accept. “Dung shared. Quarantine in Singapore Previously, Dung studied in Singapore. After the Lunar New Year, the epidemic has cooled down and international commercial flights have resumed, she plans to return to this country. Travel, spend about two weeks, have fun and meet old people Friends Previously, Dung was studying in Singapore After the Lunar New Year, the epidemic cooling down and international commercial flights resuming, she planned to return to this country to travel, have fun for about two weeks and meet old friends.

Phuong Dung contracted Covid-19 after traveling to Singapore for about a week. In Dung’s memory, the Noi Bai – Changi flight route was very convenient and easy. She just needs to bring her flight ticket and passport and arrive at the airport about 1 hour earlier as with any domestic flight. But at the end of March, immigration regulations became much stricter. Fearing missing documents, she had to constantly monitor Singapore’s new travel policies and airlines, while paying attention to the time to prepare thoughtful procedures. “I heard Singapore relaxed many disease prevention regulations for international guests after April 1st. But when I flew on March 25, politics was still quite difficult. First I had to declare VTL (Vaccinated. Travel Lane) according to the regulations, got a negative result for nCoV within 48 hours, then I had to buy Covid-19 insurance for 1.1 million VND to prevent contagion abroad , this type of insurance is the cheapest, only 300,000 VND, but I choose the more expensive package for more protection, I must also have a certificate of Covid-19 vaccination in English and the Singapore Immigration Card (Import Declaration Form. Landscape format ) Declare and register 3 days in advance. Finally, to be able to travel in Singapore , I also need to download and register Trace Together – an application with the function of explaining the health and Covid-19 status in the host country,” said he Dung said.

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Dung regrets having to postpone fun schedule in Lion Island nation. When she found out she had Covid-19, Ms Dung wasn’t too worried because she had enough vaccines. She treats the symptoms according to instructions, and the purchase of groceries and medicines is done entirely via the delivery app. Meanwhile, her friend, who was registered as a permanent resident in Singapore, made a medical declaration to the local government and was supported with medication. “When I was sick I wasn’t very tired so I didn’t have to use the insurance I bought. I was just quite sorry because I had to put my trips on hold. My family in Vietnam also knew about it, they encouraged me to eat a lot to be healthy,” Dung said. Currently, Ms. Dung has recovered from most of her symptoms but has to stay at home for another 7 days after the negative test. It is expected to fly back to Vietnam on April 11. “For those of you planning to travel abroad at this time, I recommend that you purchase Covid-19 insurance, even if the host country does not “In a remote place, treating Covid-19 is not as easy as in Vietnam. Even if you don’t have Covid-19, you should probably go abroad because the risk of spreading the virus is high,” she added Positive for nCoV in Thailand On March 8, Le Anh Tuan (Hanoi) also decided to travel abroad and Thailand was his destination.23 days have passed since his recovery from Covid-19 In Vietnam, Tuan set out with confidence his health on de n way.But in Thailand, after returning to his registered hotel, he was surprised to receive a positive result for nCoV with a CT-Covid-19 index of 38.5 according to the Test & Go program. So he was asked to isolate himself at the hotel until he tested again and returned negative results. Suspected it could be a false positive because he had heard many cases, Mr Tuan said. He emailed the local health authority to review his situation.

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Tuan traveled to Thailand as part of the Test & Go program. “When I heard the results I wasn’t overly concerned but quite confused as I would have to be isolated at the hotel for a long time which is affecting my schedule. I want to return for a test because I’m sure I’ve recovered from the disease,” Tuan shared. Chandelier. On the morning of March 9, local health officials accepted Mr. Tuan’s request and were present at the hotel to conduct tests for him. In the evening of the same day, he breathed a sigh of relief because the result was negative and was duly checked out of the hotel. “After receiving a negative paper, I quickly checked out and moved to Hua Hin,” said Mr. Tuan. In fact, not everyone is lucky enough to have a second negative test result like Tuan. The regulations for preventing and controlling epidemics are different in each country. Many people who have recovered from Covid-19 in Vietnam but have a CT index below 40 are still forced to isolate themselves in a hotel in Thailand for several days at great expense. If they have travel insurance, they also need to complete some formalities to receive the assistance amount. “If you have ever contracted Covid-19 in Vietnam, I believe you must have a certificate of recovery and completion of local isolation with bilingual translation. This is proof that you can convince the hospital in Thailand. If the same problem occurs in Thailand, travel insurance should also be considered, as far as I know, Thai insurance will always support payment in the host country, while Vietnamese insurance This is not the first time Tuan travels to Thailand In the past, the Land of the Golden Pagodas does not currently have many tourists, although most services are open. Mr. Tuan said that at the time of entry, Thailand requires guests in Vietnam to have a negative PCR test result, book a hotel room in isolation on the first day of consumption as indicated, and book a shuttle, Covid-19 test at the hotel, and health insurance with them a minimum value of USD 20,000 The amount Mr. Tuan pays to purchase insurance is VND 1.6 million. G.

Requirements when entering Singapore for travel from April 1st: Hold a certificate of full vaccination against Covid-19. There is no need to apply for an entry permit or drive with designated VTL vehicles. Do the Covid-19 test within 2 days before the departure date. No isolation or rapid testing is required upon arrival in Singapore. Travelers who have not been fully vaccinated are responsible for paying treatment costs if they contract Covid-19, per Singapore guidelines. However, Singapore authorities warned that if the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic changes suddenly, they could quickly reintroduce public health procedures. Regulations when entering Thailand for travel from April 1st: A negative test certificate for Covid-19 does not have to be presented upon entry, but the test must still be carried out afterwards. Test & Go travelers must reserve a hotel for their first night in Thailand. Here they stay while waiting for the test results. On the 5th day, customers only have to do a quick test and declare the result themselves. Travelers who have not been fully vaccinated will be required to isolate at a designated hotel or resort for the first 5 days. If they test negative on day 5, they are allowed to travel across the country. Before entering the country, visitors must apply for a QR code Thailand Pass (passenger card). The Thai government is gradually relaxing entry requirements for visitors. If infections do not increase after Songkran (April 13-15), Thailand is expected to declare Covid-19 an endemic disease instead of the current epidemic from July 1.

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