Flight repatriates virus-free British pilot and 340 Vietnamese nationals
  • By Nhu Quynh | | July 13, 2020 04:08 PM
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has conducted a flight to repatriate British pilot Stephen Cameron who has been fully recovered from Covid-19 and 340 Vietnamese nationals.

The flight which departed from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on Sunday, carried Cameron and other passengers to Frankfurt and then the UK. It came back to Vietnam at Van Don International Airport with nearly 340 Vietnamese people today, July 13.


The flight repatriated the British pilot and 340 Vietnamese nationals

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the passengers mainly included children below 18 years old and students, the elderly, sick individuals, tourists, and migrant workers whose work visas have expired in the UK.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK instructed the Vietnamese passengers with necessary procedures for the flight and even sent staff to the airport for the assistance.

During the flight, the passengers had to tightly follow the Covid-19 prevention regulations.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to allow some 14,000 Vietnamese nationals abroad to return home amid the on-going Covid-19 pandemic in many countries.

He, however, emphasised that the government had not yet allowed the entry of international tourists into Vietnam.

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