Latest flight repatriates Vietnamese nationals from Europe due to COVID-19

VOV.VN - National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines conducted a special flight between June 28 and June 29 with over 280 Vietnamese citizens returning home after being left stranded in France and other European countries due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

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The arrival of the repatriation flight comes after joint support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Embassy in France, alongside relevant agencies from both nations.

Passengers boarding the flight were made up of minors under the age of 18, the elderly, sick individuals suffering from underlying diseases, pregnant women, guest workers whose labour contracts had been terminated, and students without residence due to the closure of their living accommodation.

To successfully arrange the flight amid the complicated COVID-19 situation in Europe, the Vietnamese Embassy in France has been working closely with local authorities to assist citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the aircraft.

Moreover, Vietnam Airlines strictly implemented security, safety, and epidemiology measures for the duration of the flight to protect the health of passengers and prevent the possible spread of the virus.

Upon arrival at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province, every passenger and crew member on board the flight underwent medical check-ups and were subsequently transferred into quarantine facilities according to regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.

In line with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s instructions, Vietnamese  authorities, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad, and domestic airlines will continue to conduct similar flights to bring overseas Vietnamese nationals back to the homeland in the coming months.


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