|Passengers in the US prepare to board the flight home operated by Vietnam Airlines. — Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
HÀ NỘI — More than 340 Vietnamese nationals flew home from San Francisco over the weekend, touching down in Việt Nam on Monday.
The flight, which was operated by the national carrier Vietnam Airlines in collaboration with Vietnamese representative agencies in the US and the relevant US agencies, landed at Hà Nội’s Nội Bài International Airport.
All passengers on the flight, which included children, the elderly, people who are ill and students, were immediately taken into quarantine after landing.
Vietnamese representative agencies in the US had actively supported citizens including many who had to move from places far from the airport, some who needed special assistance including those over 80 years old, people in wheelchairs and infants. The Vietnamese Consulate General in San Francisco also sent officials to the airport to assist citizens.
During the flight, Vietnam Airlines crew strictly implemented security measures and safety regulations as well as disease prevention and epidemiological hygiene. Upon arrival at Nội Bài International Airport, all were tested and immediately quarantined in accordance with regulations.
In the future, following the Prime Minister’s directions, flights for citizens coming back to the country will continue to be carried out based on domestic and international pandemic movements, citizens' aspirations to return home and the quarantine capabilities in localities. — VNS