|Vietnamese citizens line up before boarding the plane. (Photo: Foreign Ministry)
Passengers on board the aircraft were minors under 18, the elderly, people with underlying illnesses, guest workers with expired labour contracts, students without accommodation due to the closure of dormitories, those in specially difficult circumstances.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK sent staff to the airport to assist the citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the plane.
Vietnam Airlines strictly implemented measures on security, safety and hygiene epidemiology throughout the journey to protect the citizens’ health and prevent the possible spread of the virus.
As soon as the aircraft landed at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport, all crew members and passengers underwent medical check-ups and were transferred to quarantine facilities in line with regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control.
Vietnamese airlines have conducted more than 60 flights since April 10 to repatriate more than 17,000 Vietnamese citizens left stranded in over 50 countries and territories due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s instructions, domestic authorities and Vietnamese representative offices abroad are devising plans to bring home more Vietnamese nationals based on their needs and the nation’s current quarantine capacity.