|Vietnamese citizens wait for the repatriation flight from Macau to Việt Nam on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — More than 1,400 Vietnamese citizens were repatriated from China’s Taiwan and Macau, Oceanian countries, Japan, the Middle East and five African countries during the last weekends.
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, both late on Friday.
More than 350 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Japan on a flight operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Saturday.
Upon landing at the Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central province of Khánh Hòa, those on board received health check-ups and were sent to quarantine facilities.
As many as 140 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya and Qatar on a flight operated by the Qatar Airways on Sunday.
Upon landing at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City, those on board received health check-ups and were sent to quarantine facilities.
Also on Sunday, 343 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from China's special administrative region Macau on the flight VN5459 of Vietnam Airlines. Almost all of the passengers on this flight were Vietnamese workers who lost their residence cards due to losing their jobs or having their contract expire expired.
This was the first repatriation flight from Macau since Việt Nam imposed border closures due to the pandemic.
The flight landed Cần Thơ Airport on Sunday afternoon.
Security, safety and hygiene measures were carried out throughout the flights to protect 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 in disadvantaged circumstances, depending on their needs and quarantine capacity in the country. — VNS