Over 340 more Vietnamese citizens brought home from Japan
sonnguyen 13-11-2020, 20:56
More than 340 Vietnamese citizens from Japan were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed safely at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on November 12.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by authorities of the two countries and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Staff at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan worked with local authorities to help the citizens with necessary procedures for the flight at the airport.

Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, 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 180 repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities since April 10 to help over 54,000 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.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has urged localities, especially Hanoi, Can Tho and HCMC to increase paid quarantine capacity to meet growing demand from incoming travellers to Vietnam.