347 Vietnamese citizens repatriated home from Houston

VOV.VN - Relevant Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Consulate General in the US, and Vietnam Airlines coordinated efforts with US agencies on August 4 to bring home 347 Vietnamese citizens from Houston in the US state of Texas.


Vietnamese citizens pose for a photo alongside Vietnamese Consul General Luong Quoc Huy (C) in Houston before boarding the repatriation flight.

The majority of passengers on board the flight were people under 18, including a four-month-old child, elderly people, people suffering from various illnesses, and those in challenging circumstances.

Ahead of the repatriation flight’s departure, Vietnamese Consul General Luong Quoc Huy went directly to the airport to support citizens with all necessary procedures.

To prevent the possible spread of the novel coronavirus, a range of disease prevention measures were conducted throughout the duration of the flight.

All members of the flight crew and passengers underwent heath examinations upon arriving in the country, before being immediately transferred to concentrated quarantine facilities in line with regulations.

Under directions issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, domestic authorities and Vietnamese overseas representative offices are putting plans in place to bring home more Vietnamese nationals based on their needs and the country’s current quarantine capacity.