Over 340 Vietnamese people from the US return home
  • |, nld | August 12, 2020 01:59 PM

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens from the US were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed at the Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on August 11.

 Passengers wait for the repatriation flight. Photo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by local authorities of the two countries and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, workers with expired visas and labour contracts, students without accommodations, stranded tourists, and those in disadvantaged circumstances.

After landing safely at the airport, all passengers and crew members were given health check-ups and sent to quarantine areas in line with regulations.

Since April 10, some 90 repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities to help over 22,000 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said.

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