The majority of the Vietnamese nationals on board the flight from Japan are citizens in exceptional circumstances who need to travel home urgently. They included 141 pregnant women, 84 minors under the age of 18, 36 sick individuals, 19 humanitarian cases, the elderly, students with no accommodation, and migrant workers whose labour visas have expired.
Stranded Vietnamese citizens boarded Vietnam Airlines’ flight VN311 from Narita Airport in Japan before landing at Noi Bai International Airport at 10am on May 25.
Speaking on behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, a representative stated that the flight is of great significance as a means of upholding the spirit of solidarity and mutual assistance of Vietnamese people around the world.
The latest move comes after two additional departures had taken place on April 12 and April 23 with the country striving to repatriate hundreds of Vietnamese citizens who have been left stranded in Japan due to the fallout from the COVID-19.