Passengers stand in line to finish check-in process at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Hiếu
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese authorities, representative agencies in Russia and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have worked with Russian agencies to bring nearly 300 Vietnamese citizens home on Wednesday and Thursday.
The passengers included children, with many of them being under two years old, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, workers with expired labour contracts, stranded tourists and students who finished their studies.
The Vietnamese Embassy worked closely with local authorities to help the citizens travel from Vladivostok, Ekaterinburg, Saint Petersburg and other localities to Moscow airport. It also sent staff to the airport to assist them.
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 Cần Thơ International Airport, all passengers and crew members were given health checks and quarantined in line with regulations.
Under the Prime Minister’s direction, domestic authorities and Việt Nam’s overseas representative offices will arrange more flights to take Vietnamese citizens home, depending on the citizens’ need and the country’s quarantine capacity. — VNS