Over 220 Vietnamese citizens return from Japan
thamnguyen99 7-10-2020, 10:31

More than 220 Vietnamese citizens from Japan were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed safely at Cam Ranh International Airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa on October 6.

Over 220 Vietnamese citizens return from Japan

Vietnamese citizens wait for a repatriation flight. Photo by VOV.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by authorities of the two countries and the budget carrier Vietjet Air.

Passengers include children aged under 18 the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, stranded tourists, workers whose visas or labour contracts expired, students with no residences due to dormitory closures and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

After landing at the airport, all passengers and crew members of the flight were given health check-ups and sent to quarantine areas.

To date, some 150 repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities since April 10 to help nearly 50000 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said, adding that more such flights are set to be conducted in the coming time.