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Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Europe

Update: July, 22/2020 - 11:38


Vietnamese citizens line up to check-in for a repatriation flight to Việt Nam. —

HÀ NỘI — Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens have been repatriated from Romania, Poland and other countries in Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This was a joint effort by Vietnamese competent agencies at home and its representative agencies in the host countries, and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

The arrangement of this flight required thorough coordination and enormous efforts among the Vietnamese state agencies, local authorities and Vietnam Airlines.

The passengers consisted of people in a number of countries including Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Due to travel restrictions, Vietnamese diplomatic missions in Europe have been actively working with local authorities to prepare necessary procedures on flight licensing and guide citizens to travel to airports in Bucharest and Warsaw. Vietnamese embassies in Romania and Poland have sent officials to the airports, coordinating with airlines and local authorities to assist citizens to complete necessary procedures before they boarded the plane.

Service strictly complied with regulations on pandemic prevention and flight safety. The flight crew was equipped with complete medical protective gear, and their communication was restricted during the flight. Passengers went through pre-boarding temperature screening and were required to wear face masks for the entirety of the flight.

After landing at Đà Nẵng International Airport in central Việt Nam, all crew members and passengers underwent medical check-ups and were taken to centralised quarantine areas as per regulations.

In line with the Prime Minister’s instructions, more flights will be conducted in the future based on people's wishes, the quarantine capabilities of cities and provinces, and the pandemic’s development to bring Vietnamese nationals back home. — VNS

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