Vietnamese people wait for the repatriation flight at the airport in the US. Photo by the Vietnamese Embassy in the US.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by authorities of the two countries and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
Passengers include children aged under 18 the elderly, the ill, stranded tourists and businessmen, workers whose visas or labour contracts expired, students with no residences due to dormitory closures and those in extremely difficult circumstances.
The same day, 180 Vietnamese workers in Brunei were also flown home on a Vietjet Air flight.
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.
- Nearly 350 Vietnamese citizens flown home from Australia
- Over 340 Vietnamese citizens return home from the US
- Over 220 Vietnamese citizens return from Japan
- Nearly 350 Vietnamese citizens brought home safely from Australia and New Zealand
- Over 230 Vietnamese citizens return home from Thailand
- Nearly 250 more Vietnamese citizens return from Malaysia
- Nearly 340 Vietnamese citizens return from Europe and Africa
- Nearly 300 more Vietnamese citizens return home from Australia
- Hundreds more Vietnamese citizens return home from Taiwan
- 225 Vietnamese citizens flown home from Japan