As many as 370 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Russia on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on October 15-16.
The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Embassy of Vietnam in Russia and Vietnam Airlines together with Russian relevant agencies.
The passenger included children under 18, pregnant women, the elderly, the ill, labourers with expired visas or contracts and students who finished their studies without accommodations.
The Vietnamese Embassy had closely worked with local relevant agencies to help the citizens travel to the airport and assist them with boarding procedures.
Strict security, safety and epidemiological measures were implemented during the flight to ensure passengers’ health and prevent the spread of diseases.
After landing in the Van Don International Airport in northern Quang Ninh province, passengers and crew members had their health checked and sent to quarantine in line with regulations.
The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with citizens’ wishes, the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine capacity in the country.VNA