Nearly 300 Vietnamese in U.S., Japan repatriated
17:05 | 31/07/2020

VGP - Vietnamese authorities and representative offices in the U.S. and Viet Nam Airlines coordinated with the U.S. relevant agencies to conduct a flight bringing home nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens from San Francisco and Narita airports on July 29-30.

Nearly 300 Vietnamese in U.S., Japan repatriated

Passengers included the elderly, pregnant woman, people with sickness, tourists, laborers with expired contracts and without residence, interns, students without residence due to the closure of dormitories and other disadvantaged cases. 

The Vietnamese Consulate Generals in the U.S. and Japan sent officials to the airports to help citizens complete all necessary procedures before boarding.

Strict security and safety measures were enforced during the flight to protect passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.

Following the flight's landing, all passengers and crew members were given health check and quarantined as regulated.

After landing at Cam Ranh International Airport in the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, all crew members and passengers had their body temperatures checked and were quarantined as regulated.

Vietnamese agencies and representative offices abroad and airlines will conduct more flights bringing Vietnamese citizens stranded by COVID-19 home, when required.

From April 10 to July 31, local agencies coordinated with Viet Nam’s representative agencies overseas to launch 75 flights, bringing home about 18,342 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to COVID-19.

                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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