Vietnamese citizens check in at the airport. Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)
Vietnamese authorities, the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia, the Vietjet Air, and relevant Indonesian offices arranged a flight to bring more than 210 Vietnamese citizens home on July 29.
The passengers included children aged under 18, the elderly, sick people, pregnant women, students completing study, workers with expired visas and labour contracts, stranded tourists, and fishermen who had been detained by Indonesian authorities and have completed their prison sentences.
Vietjet Air strictly carried out security and safety measures during the flight to protect passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.
Immediately after the flight landed at Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of the same name, all passengers and crew members were given health check and brought to concentrated quarantine facilities in line with regulations.
Under the Prime Minister’s direction, domestic authorities and Vietnam’s overseas representative offices will continue arranging flights to take Vietnamese citizens home, depending on the citizens’ need and the country’s quarantine capacity.
* Relevant Vietnamese agencies along with the Vietnamese embassy in Angola, concurrently accredited to Equatorial Guinea, and Vietnam Airlines coordinated with counterparts in Equatorial Guinea to bring 219 Vietnamese citizens home safely on July 28-29.VNA
The move came after information was received that many Vietnamese citizens Equatorial Guinea have tested positive for COVID-19.
To ensure health and safety and to minimise cross-infections, a special working group of four medical workers joined the crew to the African nation.
Security, safety, and preventive measures were implemented strictly during the flight.
Due to travel restrictions in Africa, the Vietnamese Embassy in Angola worked closely with relevant agencies from Equatorial Guinea and employment companies to help Vietnamese citizens complete the necessary procedures before boarding.
After landing at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, all passengers and crew members on the flight were quarantined and taken to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh district, Hanoi, for treatment.