Nearly 240 Vietnamese citizens from the Philippines return home
  • | | August 15, 2020 09:29 PM

Nearly 240 Vietnamese citizens from the Philippines were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed at the Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on August 15.

Passengers wait for the repatriation flight in the Philippines. 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 budget carrier Vietjet Air.

Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, 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, as many as 101repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities to help over 25,439 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said.

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