Vietnamese citizens wait to complete check-in procedures at Toronto International Airport on Monday to take a flight back home. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — A Vietnam Airlines flight has brought 343 Vietnamese citizens back to Việt Nam from Canada thanks to coordination between Vietnamese and Canadian agencies.
Passengers on the flight included children under 18, the elderly, sick people, tourists with expired visas and students without accommodation after their dormitories shut down.
Strict security and safety measures were enforced during the flight to protect passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.
Immediately after the flight landed at Nội Bài, Hà Nội on Tuesday, all passengers and crew members were given health check and quarantined in line with regulations.
Following instructions of the Prime Minister, Vietnamese agencies will coordinate with representative agencies abroad to arrange more flights to take Vietnamese citizens in especially disadvantaged circumstances back to Việt Nam based on citizens’ wishes and the pandemic situation in and outside the country. — VNS