VOV.VN - Close to 280 Vietnamese citizens in Saudi Arabia, including minors under 18, and workers with expired visas or labour contracts along with those in special disadvantaged circumstances were flown home safely on a flight operated by Bamboo Airways over the course of two days December 5 and 6.
The flight was arranged by competent Vietnamese and Saudi Arabian agencies. The Vietnamese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Vietnamese embassy staff came to the airport to help the citizens with boarding procedures ahead of their departure.
To ensure the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Bamboo Airways strictly followed security, safety and epidemiological hygiene measures throughout the flight.
Immediately after the flight touched down at Van Don airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, the crew and passengers received health checks and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.
The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances will continue to be conducted in the time ahead in line with citizens’ wish and based on the pandemic situation and quarantine capacity in the nation.