|A Vietnam Airlines flight is disinfected after landing at Vân Đồn Airport in Quảng Ninh Province from a COVID-19 infected country in late March. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Around 100 British nationals have flown home from Việt Nam and Cambodia onboard a specially arranged flight.
The Vietnam Airlines plane was laid on by the British Embassy in Việt Nam and Vietnamese authorities.
A number of Vietnamese citizens living in the UK came back on the return flight which landed in at Vân Đồn Airport in northern Quảng Ninh Province on Wednesday morning. The practice was a joint effort of the Vietnamese representative offices and Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and the Vietnam Airlines.
Passengers returning home included a number of Vietnamese students, children, disadvantaged and elderly people.
The flight was arranged as part of efforts to help foreign diplomatic agencies in Việt Nam carry out citizen protection duties.
The passengers who left Việt Nam included COVID-19 patients who recovered after treatment.
The flight also transported medical masks as a gift from the Vietnamese Government and people to the UK.
After touching down in Việt Nam, all passengers were immediately sent to quarantine.
Following the Government’s guidance, representative diplomatic agencies of Việt Nam abroad are reviewing and drawing up plans to bring those Vietnamese people abroad with special conditions back home.
Priority will be given to children under 18, the elderly and sick people in line with the country’s quarantine capabilities. — VNS