Large numbers of Vietnamese citizens safely repatriated from UK

VOV.VN - As many as 340 Vietnamese citizens who had been left stranded in the UK due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were successfully brought home via a Vietnam Airlines flight on July 13.

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Vietnamese citizens line-up for check-in before they take a plane back to the home country

The majority of passengers onboard the flight were children under the age of 18, students who had completed their academic year but were unable to stay due to expired visas or the closure of their campus, pregnant women, the elderly, those with illnesses, in addition to workers and tourists left stranded in the UK.

In order to allow all procedures to run smoothly, the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK dispatched officials to the airport in an effort to assist citizens with all necessary measures before boarding the flight, especially in regard to some Vietnamese students who had travelled from Ireland and were in transit in the UK.

A range of strict preventive measures were enforced during the flight, after landing at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, all crew members and passengers had their body temperature checked and were immediately placed into under quarantine as regulated.

Moreover, the flight brought home a number of doctors and nurses who had traveled to the UK to accompany a British pilot, also known as Vietnam’s “patient 91”, on his journey home.

In line with the Prime Minister’s instructions, Vietnamese agencies, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad, and domestic airlines are set to continue to conduct more flights to bring overseas Vietnamese citizens home.

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