No Covid test required for spectators attending Vietnam home game

By Lam Thoa   March 11, 2022 | 06:31 pm PT
No Covid test required for spectators attending Vietnam home game
A group of Vietnam fans in My Dinh National Stadium on November 16, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Lam Thoa
Fans who plan to attend the World Cup qualifier between Vietnam and Oman in Hanoi on March 24 won't have to be tested for Covid-19 before entry.

Due to the complicated Covid-19 situation in Hanoi, over the past year, fans have had to meet certain medical requirements when entering My Dinh Stadium in the capital to watch Vietnam games. One of them is a Covid-19 negative certificate valid for 72 hours.

On Thursday, after considering current conditions, authorities removed this procedure but recommended that fans should get tested to prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19. Fans still have to be fully vaccinated and follow Covid-19 prevention guidelines like wearing masks inside the stadium.

Vietnam Football Federation will issue about 20,000 tickets, equivalent to 50 percent of the capacity of My Dinh, including 4,000 for sponsors and officials.

Tickets will be sold online from 9 a.m. on March 12 until 9 p.m. on March 15 or until sold out. It has four price stamps of VND500,000 ($21.86), 700,000, 900,000 and 1,200,000.

On Thursday, coach Park Hang-seo announced a list of 28 players for the Oman match. Besides familiar faces, the team also welcomes rookies, including Vietnamese-German defender Schmidt Adriano.

Five days after the Oman clash, the team will be the guest of Japan in the final World Cup qualifier.

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