Vietnamese citizens at Toronto Pearson International Airport on August 23. — VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Quang Thịnh
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 320 Vietnamese citizens in Canada were repatriated on a flight that landed at Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh late Monday.
The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada, the national flag carrier Vietnamese Airlines, and relevant agencies of the North American nation.
This has been the sixth repatriation flight bringing home Vietnamese citizens from Canada.
Passengers included people under 18, the elderly, sick, students who finished learning courses but lacked accommodation, workers with expired visas or labour contracts, stranded tourists, and others with special disadvantages.
The Vietnamese Embassy sent staff to assist the citizens in handling boarding procedures at Toronto International Pearson Airport.
Security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flight to protect their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Upon landing at Vân Đồn Airport, those on board received health check-ups and sent to centralised quarantine facilities.
More flights are set to be conducted in the future to repatriate Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances. — VNS