A Vietnam Airlines plane. More than 340 Vietnamese citizens returned home from Russia on Monday. — Photo vietnamplus.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines coordinated with the Russian side to bring home more than 340 Vietnamese citizens on Monday.
The embassy sent officials to help the citizens at the airport.
All passengers underwent health checks and were quarantined upon entry at Vân Đồn airport in the northeastern province of Quảng Ninh.
Also on Monday, the Vietnamese foreign ministry said Vietnamese agencies and authorities from the Republic of Korea and Canada, in coordination with national carrier Vietnam Airlines, had flown home over 300 stranded Vietnamese citizens on Sunday and Monday.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Canada and the Republic of Korea instructed the passengers to follow necessary procedures and coordinated with local authorities to help get the citizens to the airport, it said.
The embassies also sent officials to the airport to provide assistance to the citizens during the boarding process.
All passengers had their health checked and were quarantined upon arrival at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City.
In the next few days, Vietnamese authorities and overseas missions plan to arrange more flights to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their desire to return and quarantine capacity at home. — VNS