|A flight by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines brings home nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens from Europe on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens, stranded in 10 European countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were brought home on September 16-17 on a Vietnam Airlines flight.
The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities and representative organisations in Europe, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and authorities of the 10 European nations.
The Vietnamese Consulate General in Frankfurt sent its staff to the airport to assist the passengers with boarding procedures.
In a bid to ensure safety for citizens as well as prevent the spread of COVID-19, security, safety and hygiene measures were strictly implemented during the flight. The flight crew and all passengers were brought to quarantine sites upon their arrival at Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội.
More repatriation flights will be conducted to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their needs and quarantine capacity in Việt Nam. — VNS