Under the Decision issued on October 10th, the provisional regulations piloting on passenger road transport activities must ensure safe adaptation, flexibility, and effective control of the Covid-19 epidemic, serving travel demand of passengers along the inter-provincial routes by appropriate cars. Moreover, it creates conditions for transporting passengers to serve the travel needs, ensuring safety and consistency among provinces and centrally-run cities, and effectively connecting between modes of passenger transport.
Relavant tpovinces and cities participating the pilot must assign tasks and responsibilities of agencies, organizations, individuals involved in passenger transport activities to ensure safe, flexible adaptation and effective control of the Covid-19 epidemic. They have to ensure no congestion at the Covid-19 epidemic checkpoints.
Such provisional regulations are applied to passenger transport activities along inter-provincial fixed routes by cars with departure or arrival stations located in very high-risk localities or areas that move to localities/regions of equal or lower risk and vice versa nationwide. Normal transport activities are maintained among localities with low pandemic risks, according to the ministry.
For localities/areas of risk and the new normal state, normal transport activities shall be organized. Subjects of application are state management agencies, epidemic control forces, enterprises, 2 cooperatives doing business of passenger transport along inter-provincial fixed routes by car, bus station, rest stop, airport, railway station
For passengers traveling from very high or high-risk areas to other regions with equivalent or lower risk, they must receive a full dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (green card on the e-Health Book/PC-COVID or a certificate of a full dose of vaccine issued by a competent authority, the last dose has been given at least 14 days) or have recovered from Covid-19 within 6 months to the date of return to the locality (including a hospital discharge certificate/proof of recovery from COVID-19), have negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR or antigen rapid test within 72 hours before getting in the car. Following the "5K message" and making medical declarations according to the regulations of the Ministry of Health (not join the trip when having symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat ...) is a must.
In cases, passengers are not eligible for vaccination according to regulations of the Ministry of Health when traveling with their relatives on the bus, they must meet other regulations on testing. For bus stations, rest stops must be built and organized for passenger pick-up and drop-off plans to ensure safety and order, fire and explosion prevention and control, environmental protection, and regulations on Covid-19 epidemic prevention and control...
Translated by Uyen Linh (Source: Binh Thuan Online)