Approximately 250 Vietnamese citizens from Malaysia were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed safely at Can Tho International Airport in Can Tho Province on October 8.
Vietnamese people wait for the repatriation flight at the airport in Malaysia. 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.
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.
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