Vietnamese citizens wait for the repatriation flight. Photo by VNA.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by authorities of the three countries and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
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, over 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.
- Over 340 more Vietnamese citizens brought home from Japan
- Around 350 Vietnamese citizens from Australia and New Zealand repatriated home
- 290 more Vietnamese people flown home from Czech Republic
- Over 220 Vietnamese citizens return from Japan
- Over 230 Vietnamese citizens return home from Thailand
- Nearly 450 more Vietnamese citizens from RoK return home
- 280 Vietnamese citizens return home from Australia
- Hundreds of Vietnamese citizens return from the US and Brunei
- Nearly 250 more Vietnamese citizens return from Malaysia
- Over 210 Vietnamese citizens flown home from Japan