15.11.2020, 12:13

Two repatriation flights transport nearly 450 Vietnamese citizens home from Japan

Nearly 450 Vietnamese citizens from Japan were brought home on two repatriation flights which landed safely at Can Tho and Cam Ranh airports on November 14.

Photo: Vietnam Airlines

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flights were arranged by authorities of the two countries and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

Staff at the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan worked with local authorities to help the citizens with necessary procedures for the flight at the airport.

Passengers include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, workers whose visas or labour contracts expired, students with no residences due to dormitory closures and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

After landing at the airport, all passengers and crew members of the flight were given health check-ups and sent to quarantine areas.

To date, over 180 repatriation flights have been arranged by Vietnamese authorities since April 10 to help over 54,000 local people stranded abroad due to Covid-19 return home, the ministry said, adding that more such flights are set to be conducted in the coming time.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has urged localities, especially Hanoi, Can Tho and HCMC to increase paid quarantine capacity to meet growing demand from incoming travellers to Vietnam.