Vietnam Airlines flight VN310 left Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội at 6.30am for a five-hour journey to Narita Airport in Tokyo.
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.
Việt Nam’s planned resumption of selected international flights on September 15 has been pushed back to an unconfirmed date as authorities continue to work on COVID-19 prevention measures.
Four people have been jailed in connection with the Essex lorry tragedy last year in which 39 Vietnamese citizens died. Three others were also given suspended sentences at Hà Tĩnh People’s Court on Monday.