Việt Nam Ambassador to UK Trần Ngọc An (5th from right) and other embassy officials with Vietnamese citizens at Heathrow Airport in London. — VNA/VNS Photo Đình Thư
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 340 Vietnamese citizens have been brought home safely from the UK on a repatriation flight that touched down in Việt Nam on Thursday.
The flight was arranged by the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK, the authorities in Việt Nam and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.
It left Heathrow Airport in London on Wednesday, landing at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City the following day.
Onboard were children, students, the elderly and sick along with a number of tourists whose UK visas had expired but were previously unable to leave due to border closures.
All passengers were required to wear protective suits and face masks during the flight. — VNA/VNS Photo Đình Thư
The Embassy of Việt Nam in London has instructed citizens to complete all required procedures and cooperate with local authorities to support them during their journey home.
Upon landing, passengers and cabin crew members undertook medical checks and were quarantined in line with regulations.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport and other Government’s agencies, Vietnam Airline will continue arranging flights to bring its citizens home depending on the COVID-19 pandemic's developments, quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and the demand of Vietnamese citizens living overseas. — VNS