Traffic pileups cause HCMC to hastily revoke Covid travel declaration

HCMC has scrapped a requirement for people to make a travel declaration at Covid-19 checkpoints just two days after introducing it.

On Saturday it had said everyone out on the streets has to fill in a travel declaration form at

Created by the Ministry of Public Security to manage people in Covid hotspots, and linked to the national population database, it recorded information about everyone entering and leaving epidemic areas to enable the tracing of people coming into close contact with patients.

Commuters had to scan a QR code at the checkpoints to enter the declaration website.

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Gia Minh