Passengers on board the repatriation flight came from the UK and various parts of the European Union (EU) including Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
They were minors under 18, elderly people, students with expired visas, pregnant women, the elderly, people with underlying illness, holidaymakers, and others in specially difficult circumstances.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and the Vietnamese Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany, sent staff to airports to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the plane.
As soon as the aircraft landed at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, all crew members and passengers underwent medical check-ups and were transferred to quarantine facilities in line with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Under Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s instructions, domestic authorities and Vietnamese representative offices abroad are devising plans to bring home more Vietnamese nationals based on their needs and the nation’s current quarantine capacity.