|Vietnamese citizens at the airport in Taiwan on Wednesday. — Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
HÀ NỘI — A total of 343 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Taiwan (China) Wednesday afternoon, the foreign ministry has announced.
Vietnamese authorities worked with the Việt Nam Economic and Culture Office in Taipei, Vietnam Airlines, and Taiwanese authorities to conduct the flight, the ministry said.
The passengers on the repatriation flight are the elderly, children under 18 years old, workers with expired contracts, pregnant women, university students who have concluded their studies and tourists or visitors who were stranded in the territory due to the coronavirus crisis.
The Việt Nam Economic and Culture Office in Taipei guided citizens to complete all necessary procedures and sent officials to work with the national flag carrier and help citizens at the airport.
Pandemic prevention measures were implemented strictly during the flight, and crew and passengers were quarantined for two weeks upon arrival at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City, as per COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.
Earlier today, a specially arranged repatriation flight bringing home 342 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Japan safely touched down at Đà Nẵng International Airport.
All the arrivals were then brought to a quarantine camp in Quảng Nam Province to prevent COVID-19 transmission risks to the community.
At the direction of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Vietnamese representative offices abroad and domestic airlines will continue to conduct flights bringing home citizens stranded overseas by the pandemic, depending on local quarantine capacity and citizens’ demand. — VNS