Over 270 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Russia
  • | | September 27, 2020 11:49 PM
More than 270 Vietnamese citizens from Russia were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed safely at Can Tho International Airport on September 26.

Vietnamese citizens waited for the flight. Photo by Baoquocte.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by authorities of the two countries and Bamboo Airways.

Staff from the Vietnamese General Consulate in Russia came to help the citizens with pre-departure procedures at the airport in Vladivostok.

Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, stranded tourists, workers whose visas or labour contracts expired, students with no residences due to dormitory closures and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

After landing at the airport, all passengers and crew members of the flight were given health check-ups and sent to quarantine areas.

To date, some 140 repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities since April 10 to help nearly 39,000 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said, adding that more such flights are set to be conducted in the coming time.

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