|The repatriation flight bringing back Vietnamese citizens from the US arrived in Vân Đồn international airport late Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — More than 280 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated from the San Francisco Airport, the US on a Vietnam Airlines flight late Monday.
Passengers are from different US states, including children under 18 years old, the elderly, sick people, labourers whose visas and labour contracts expired, stranded tourists, students who completed courses and do not have accommodation due to dormitory closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnamese representative agencies in the US helped the citizens get to the airport and those in need of special assistance.
The Vietnamese Consular in San Francisco mobilised officers to the airport to help Vietnamese citizens complete check-in and boarding procedures.
The national-flag carrier Vietnam Airlines strictly carried out security and safety measures during the flight to protect passengers’ health and prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
After landing at Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, passengers and crew members had their health checked and were put under quarantine.
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