The majority of passengers on board the flight were minors under 18, the elderly, people suffering from underlying health issues, students with expired visas and no accommodation, in addition to others in exceptionally difficult circumstances.
Due to travel restrictions in Australia, various Vietnamese representative offices worked tirelessly alongside Australian agencies to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese citizens to access the flight.
They also sent staff to the airport to assist citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the plane. Vietnam Airlines implemented strict medical measures to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 during the journey.
Once the aircraft landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on August 7, all crew members and passengers underwent medical check-ups before being transferred to quarantine facilities in line with regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control.
Under instructions issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, domestic authorities and Vietnamese representative offices abroad are devising plans aimed at bringing home more Vietnamese nationals based on their needs and the current quarantine capacity of the nation.