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Over 340 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Russia

Update: May, 13/2020 - 15:15


Health workers at Vân Đồn International Airport instruct people who returned from Russia on Tuesday to follow necessary procedures. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has arranged a special repatriation flight to bring home more than 340 citizens from Russia.

The Vietnam Airlines flight departed from Moscow on May 12, carrying mostly children under the age of 18, students without a place to stay because of school and dormitory closures, the elderly, sick people, tourists and people whose visas had expired but could not leave the country.

The flight VN62 departed from Moscow on May 12 and landed at Vân Đồn International Airport on May 13. — VNA/VNS Photo

The Embassy of Việt Nam in Russia has instructed citizens to complete all required procedures and cooperate with local authorities to support them during their journey home.

Landing at Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh the following day, the passengers and cabin crew members were provided with medical checkups and quarantined in line with regulations.

Heading to Russia, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines also took Russian citizens home.

Vietnamese citizens at the Sheremetyevo Airport on May 12, ready for the flight that would bring them home. — VNA/VNS Photo 
A staff member from the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia gives protective items to Vietnamese citizens at the Sheremetyevo airport. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Hiều
A girl is equipped with protective items. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Hiếu 
A couple prepares protective items for their son before taking the flight to Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Hiếu

The Government said it would continue arranging flights to bring back its citizens home depending on the pandemic's developments, quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and the demand of Vietnamese citizens living overseas. — VNS

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