Over 510 Vietnamese citizens safely repatriated from Chinese Taipei, US
10:40 | 28/07/2020

VGP – A VietJet Air flight carrying 230 Vietnamese citizens from Chinese Taipei landed at the Cam Ranh Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa on July 28, reported the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Earlier on Monday, more than 280 Vietnamese citizens were safely brought home from the US’ San Francisco International Airport, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The repatriation flight was jointly arranged by Vietnamese authorities, Viet Nam’s overseas representative agencies in the U.S., national flag carrier Viet Nam Airlines, and relevant U.S. agencies.

The passengers onboard came from many U.S. states, mostly children aged under 18, the elderly, those in poor health conditions, workers with expired visas and labor contracts, stranded travellers, students with no accommodations due to hostel closure, and other especially difficult cases.

Viet Nam’s representative agencies in the U.S. provided active support for the citizens, many of whom had to move from places far from the airport, and some needed special assistance.

The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco sent staff to the airport to help the citizens complete the needed procedures, making the boarding process fast and safe.

Throughout the flight, Viet Nam Airlines strictly complied with regulations on pandemic prevention and control, and implemented measures on security, safety, hygiene and epidemiology.

Immediately upon their landing at Quang Ninh’s Van Don International Airport, all crew members and passengers were given health check and quarantined as regulated.

Under the Prime Minister’s direction, domestic authorities and Viet Nam’s overseas representative offices will arrange more flights to take Vietnamese citizens home, depending on the citizens’ needs and the country’s quarantine capacity.

With the aforesaid flights, Viet Nam has organized 69 rescue flights, bringing home about 17,093 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to Covid-19./.

By Vien Nhu

Last updated: 8:00 pm on Tuesday


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