Nearly 1,800 Vietnamese nationals fly home safe last week
11:46 | 28/09/2020

VGP – Six flights carrying 1,790 Vietnamese citizens from Japan, the U.S., Russia, Israel, 30 nations in the Europe, Africa and Latin America, Australia and New Zealand landed in Viet Nam from September 21-27, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As many as 1,790 Vietnamese citizens are repatriated from September 21-27, 2020.
The passengers on these flights included children under 18, pregnant women, the elderly, workers whose labor contracts had expired, students with no residences due to dormitory shutdown and other with especially difficult circumstances.

Precautious measures were implemented during the flights to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

Right after arriving 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.

A highlight of this week was the flight which travelled to five African nations to bring home 340 Vietnamese citizens. The flight, lasting for 25 hours, landed at Noi Bai International Airport on September 25. 

From April 10 to September 27, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to launch 141 flights, bringing home about 40,815 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

In the time to come, more repatriation flights will be arranged to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their demand and domestic quarantine capacity./.

By Thuy Dung



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