Nearly 350 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated home safe and sound from Australia on a flight conducted by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on September 12.
The flight was arranged by the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia, alongside Australian and Vietnamese authorities.
The passengers on board included children aged under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, workers whose visas or labour contracts expired, students with no residences due to dormitory closures and those in especially difficult circumstances
The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia dispatched staff to the airport to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the flight.
Vietnam Airlines has strictly carried out security and pandemic preventive measures during the flight to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
Right after touching down at Van Don international airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, all the flight crew and passengers were given heath checkups and placed into compulsory quarantine in accordance with regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control.
More repatriations flights are set to be conducted to bring home Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances based on their need and the nation’s quarantine capacity.
- Around 350 Vietnamese citizens from Australia and New Zealand repatriated home
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- More than 350 Vietnamese citizens arrive home safely from Japan