More than 1,900 Vietnamese nationals repatriated over last week
10:36 | 19/10/2020

VGP - A total number of 1,930 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Singapore, Japan, Myanmar, Australia, Russia and Norway from October 12-18, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as 1,930 Vietnamese citizens are repatriated from three continents from October 12-18.

The passengers included children under 18 years old, the elderly, the sick, stranded tourists, students who completed their courses and could not have their visas extended, businessmen, intellectuals and other disadvantaged cases.

Precautious measures were taken during these flights to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Right after landing at local airports, all the passengers received check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine sites in line with current regulations on COVID-19 responses.

So far, Viet Nam has organized 162 rescue flights to repatriate 46,422 citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

More flights are set to be arranged in the time ahead to repatriate Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their need and domestic quarantine capacity./.

By Thuy Dung

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