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Over 260 Vietnamese citizens return from Kuwait, Qatar, and Egypt
  • | | June 16, 2020 12:53 PM
A total of 266 Vietnamese citizens have just returned home on a repatriation flight from Kuwait, Qatar, and Egypt.

Officials from the Vietnamese Embassy in Qatar pose for a photos with citizens at the airport on June 15. Photo by the Embassy.

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese embassies in the three countries and Bamboo Airways. It left Doha on June 15 and landed in Ho Chi Minh City on early Tuesday morning.

The passengers included children under the age of 18, people with severe illnesses, pregnant women, and workers with expired or cancelled contracts.

After landing at the Tan Son Nhat Airport, all the passengers and flight crew members received heath check-ups and were then sent to a local quarantine area in line with regulations.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assigned the ministries of transport, health, defence and foreign affairs to decide the licensing of flights to bring Vietnamese citizens abroad to home based on specific conditions of each country and the global Covid-19 situation.

The priority is given to some groups of people, including those aged below 18, the elderly, the ill, and those facing visa expire.

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