Vietnamese agencies at home and abroad coordinated with the national flag carrier VNA and US agencies n October 10 and 11 to arrange a flight to bring home more than 340 Vietnamese citizens.
Vietnamese citizens in the US wait to handle boarding procedures (Photo: VietnamPlus)
Passengers included under-18 children, elderly people, students having difficulties in accommodations, businesspeople on short trips, Vietnamese intellectuals working for international organisations, and people in disadvantaged circumstances.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the US supported the citizens during their journeys to the airport where the flight took off, and in completing procedures before boarding.
Security, safety and hygiene measures were rigorously implemented during the flight to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Upon landing at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, all the crew members and passengers were given medical check-ups and put under quarantine in line with current regulations.
In the time to come, more repatriation flights will be arranged to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their wish and domestic quarantine capacity.
Nguyen Xuan Nghia – COMM