Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens from 24 European and African countries were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed at the Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 2.
Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens from Europe and Africa return home on August 2. Photo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight which departed from Paris on August 1 was arranged by Vietnamese authorities in the two countries, and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant woman, people with illness, stranded tourists, labourers with expired contracts and without residence, interns, students without residence due to the closure of dormitories and other disadvantaged cases.
Right after landing at the airport, all the passengers and the flight crew members were given health check-ups and then sent to quarantine areas in accordance with current regulations.
From April 10 to August 2, local agencies coordinated with Vietnam’s representative agencies overseas to launch 77 flights, bringing home over 18,000 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the Prime Minister’s instructions, Vietnamese agencies, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad and domestic airlines will continue to conduct flights to bring overseas Vietnamese citizens back to Vietnam.
- 230 Vietnamese citizens return from RoK
- Nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens return from the US and Japan
- 350 Vietnamese people return from Japan
- Nearly 540 Vietnamese citizens return from Europe and Africa
- Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens return from Russia and Belarus
- Over 280 Vietnamese citizens return from the US
- Over 310 Vietnamese citizens return from RoK
- Nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens return home from Russia
- 310 Vietnamese citizens return from Malaysia
- Over 300 Vietnamese citizens return from Taiwan