Some of the 340 Vietnamese citizens that were brought home from the US on Sunday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — More than 340 Vietnamese citizens in the US were repatriated on a flight that landed at Vân Đồn International Airport, the northern province of Quảng Ninh, on Sunday.
The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the country’s representative bodies in the US, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines, and relevant agencies of the US.
The passengers, coming from various states in the US, included those under 18, the elderly, ill persons, stranded tourists, students lacking accommodation due to dormitory closure, and other people with special disadvantages.
Việt Nam’s representative bodies in the US actively assisted the citizens. In particular, the Consulate General in Houston sent staff members to help them handle boarding procedures.
To protect the passengers’ health and prevent the transmission of COVID-19, security, safety and hygiene measures were applied throughout the flight.
Upon landing at Vân Đồn airport, all of those on board received health check-ups and were sent to concentrated quarantine sites in line with regulations.
The repatriation of disadvantaged citizens abroad will continue to be organised based on their demand, the pandemic's developments and the domestic quarantine capacity. — VNS