Vietnamese citizens getting in protective suits at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport before boarding the repatriation flight. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — More than 500 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated from China’s Taiwan and Oceanian countries on August 28-29.
A total of 340 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Australia, New Zealand and Tonga aboard a Vietnam Airlines flight which landed at Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội, while another 230 were repatriated on a Vietjet Air flight which arrived in Cần Thơ International Airport in southern Việt Nam.
Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant women, workers with expired labour contracts, stranded tourists, people with illnesses, students having no accommodation, and other disadvantaged cases.
Security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flights to protect their health and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Upon landing, the returning Vietnamese as well as the flight crew received health checks and were sent to quarantine facilities.
More repatriation flights are set to be conducted in the future to bring back Vietnamese citizens with disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their needs and quarantine capacity in the country. — VNS