|Vietnamese citizens who were left stranded South Asia return to the homeland.
Passengers on the flight were made up of those under the age of 18, students left without accommodation due to the closure of their schools, stranded tourists, labourers whose contracts had subsequently expired, along with Buddhist monks and nuns.
An initial flight departed the nation carrying onboard some Bangladeshi passengers who were returning to their country, with the flight landing in both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with the aim of bringing home Vietnamese citizens left stranded in the Southern Asia region.
The Vietnamese embassies in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India all collaborated with relevant agencies in their respective host country to create favourable conditions in which Vietnamese citizens could travel to the airport and complete check-in procedures.
Upon arrival at Van Don International Airport, all crew members and passengers underwent medical check-ups before being transferred to quarantine camps for health observation in line with regulations.
Further repatriation flights are set to take place in the near future based on developments of the COVID-19 both locally and globally, in addition to the desires of Vietnamese citizens living abroad and the quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities.