COVID-19: Van Don Airport receives 93 stranded Vietnamese arrivals from UK

VOV.VN - Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 15 received Vietnam Airlines flight VN54, bringing home 93 Vietnamese nationals from the coronavirus-hit United Kingdom.

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Photo: Tuoi Tre (Young Age) newspaper
Among passengers on board the flight were students, the elderly and people of special circumstances who wished to return to the home country amidst complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and the world.

As soon as they landed in Vietnam, all passengers were required to complete mandatory medical declaration forms. The International Medical Quarantine Center and other relevant units provided screening check-ups in order to detect any suspected cases through remote body temperature scanners.

Moreover, both the hand luggage and suitcases of all passengers were thoroughly disinfected in line with regulations.

Upon completing entry formalities, all of the passengers were subsequently transferred to a concentrated isolation zone based in Hung Yen province.

With the novel coronavirus being so widespread in several European countries, the airport has ordered that all flights arriving from Europe take passengers to conduct entry procedures outside of the terminal in a bid to ensure that the airport’s general operations are not affected whilst simultaneously avoiding the potential for cross-infection.

The airport has drawn lines two metres apart on the floor of its buildings for passengers when they queue up for entry procedures to ensure they remain a safe distance apart.


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