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Vietnamese Embassy in Canada warns citizens against unlicensed flights

Update: April, 19/2020 - 16:10


Passengers at Pearson Airport in Canada's Toronto on April 16. — XINHUA/VNA Photo

OTTAWA — The Vietnamese Embassy in Canada has warned Vietnamese citizens against booking unauthorised flights home.

The embassy in Ontario say they have been made aware some companies were collecting deposits, claiming they could organise flights back to Việt Nam.

But they say the only way to get home is with companies licenced by the Vietnamese Government, and that agencies in Canada are actively co-ordinating with authorised agencies back in Việt Nam in accordance with the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s instructions. 

Under the Government’s instructions, priority will be given to children under 18-years-old, the elderly and the sick when repatriation flights are arranged, according to the embassy. 

After such flights are licensed by the Government, the representative agencies will officially notify the citizens of the flights and relevant information. 

The embassy asks citizens to stay vigilant, and not to provide their personal information and engage in financial transactions with organisations and individuals that use the name of the representative agencies to collect money for unlicensed flights. 

Vietnamese representative agencies in Canada have received more than 1,100 applications for repatriation flights so far, which have been transferred to competent agencies at home for consideration. — VNS


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