A Vietnam Airlines representative stated that the flight was conducted after an agreement with the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Vietnam in the Philippines was reached. The flight took off from Cebu City in the Philippines with 172 Vietnamese citizens onboard, the majority being students.
Upon landing, all of the flight’s passengers, in addition to the 12 crew members, underwent a medical surveillance and disinfection procedure in line with the strict regulations imposed by the health sector.
In order to protect the health of travelers and staff, the airline has equipped their flights with medical protective gear to be used by crew members, whilst also co-ordinating with authorities based in Cebu City to measure the body temperatures of each passenger and crew member before they board the plane.
In addition, each traveler had to wear a face mask during the flight whilst no in-flight meals were served.
Since the beginning of March, Can Tho International Airport has welcomed a total of 20 international flights from Vietnam Airlines, with several being redirected from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Combined, these flights have served to return over 3,500 passengers from Europe, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia to the nation.