Vietnamese citizens stranded in Bangladesh pose for a photograph with the Vietnamese flag before boarding a repatriation flight . — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 200 Vietnamese citizens from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives were brought home safe and sound on a repatriation flight on Thursday and Friday.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with Vietnamese embassies in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the budget carrier Vietjet Air, and the hosts’ agencies to arrange the flight.
After landing at the Vân Đồn International Airport in the northwestern province of Quảng Ninh, crew members and passengers were taken into quarantine as per COVID-19 prevention and control regulations.
On the return flight, Vietjet Air also carried some Bangladeshi citizens from Việt Nam to their country.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop globally, many countries are still putting in place travel restrictions.
Vietnamese authorities and representative offices abroad will continue conducting more flights to bring citizens home, based on the pandemic developments at home and abroad, the demands from Vietnamese citizens overseas and quarantine capacity of localities in the country.— VNS