Vietnam has arranged a Vietnam Airlines flight to bring home more than 340 citizens from Russia.
The flight departed from Moscow on May 12, carrying children under the age of 18, students without a place to stay because of school and dormitory closures, the elderly, sick people, tourists and people whose visas had expired but could not leave the country.
|Vietnamese citizens wait to board the flight home at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. (Photo: VNA)
The Embassy of Vietnam in Russia has instructed the citizens to complete all required procedures and cooperated with local authorities to support them during their journey home.
Landing at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh the following day, the passengers and cabin crew members were provided with medical checkups and quarantined in line with regulations.
Heading to Russia, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines also took Russian citizens home.VNA
Vietnam will continue arranging flights to bring back its citizens home in the coming time depending on the pandemic's developments, quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and the demand of Vietnamese citizens living overseas.