Thursday, May 28 2020


VN actively trying to bring citizens in US back home: Foreign Ministry

Update: May, 03/2020 - 21:56


A Vietnam Airlines flight lands at Vân Đồn airport in northern Quảng Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Multiple agencies are working hard to bring home as many Vietnamese citizens stranded in the US as soon as possible, the foreign ministry has said. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Việt Nam’s representative offices in the US are working together to assist the Vietnam Airlines in clearing necessary procedures to allow them to repatriate the Vietnamese.

The ministry further said that implementing the Prime Minister’s instruction and those of Vietnamese authorities, the representative offices in the US have made a list of those in need.

However, as the procedures from the US side are related to various authorities, Vietnam Airlines has not received sufficient licences needed to conduct the flights as scheduled, it added.

As many of those citizens have moved to the San Francisco International Airport waiting to fly back to Việt Nam, the Vietnamese General Consulate in San Francisco has sent many officials to the facility to help them.

The ministry advised them to keep calm and observe seriously the host authorities’ regulations and guidance by Vietnamese representative offices.

In case they need help, they can contact the Vietnamese Embassy in the US at 001.202.716.8666/ 001.202.999.6938/ 001.202.999.6589, the Vietnamese General Consulate in San Francisco at 001.415.619.2951 or 001.415.319.5446, the Vietnamese General Consulate in Houston at 001.346.775.0555, or the Vietnamese Consular Department at +84.981.84.84.84. — VNS

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