Passengers on board were pregnant women, children aged below 18, the elderly, workers whose labour contracts expired, students without accommodations, stranded tourists and other especially disadvantaged cases.
The Vietnamese Embassy in the Philippines dispatched staff to support the citizens at the airport with all necessary procedures.
To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, pandemic prevention measures were put in place during the journey. After touching down at Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, crewmembers and passengers were given health checks and placed into isolation in line with regulations.
In the time ahead, similar flights will be conducted to carry disadvantaged citizens home, based on their needs and the country’s current quarantine capacity.