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COVID-19: Laos agrees to facilitate repatriation of Vietnamese citizens

Update: May, 06/2020 - 15:17


Monitoring passengers entering Việt Nam at Nội Bài Airport in Hà Nội. All people entering Việt Nam including returnees will have to be quarantined for 14 days. —VNA/VNS Photo

VIENTIANE — Lao authorities have agreed to allow Vietnamese citizens living and working in Laos to return to Việt Nam via international border gates, the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos said on Tuesday.

Following a notice of the Lao Foreign Ministry on the continued closure of border gates to May 17, the Vietnamese Embassy held working sessions with the Lao side and asked the Lao Government to facilitate the repatriation of Vietnamese citizens.

Subsequently, the Lao Foreign Ministry sent a diplomatic note to the embassy, informing that Laos allows foreign citizens to register with their home country’s embassy to exit Laos. The list of such citizens should be provided to the Lao Foreign Ministry, and the ministry will coordinate with relevant agencies to facilitate foreign citizens' exit through international border gates.

Accordingly, those wishing to return to Việt Nam must submit applications at the Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate Generals in Laos.

The list of those eligible for repatriation will be transferred to Lao authorities and publicised on the websites of Vietnamese Embassy and Consulate Generals. — VNS

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