29.06.2020, 11:37

Latest flight repatriates Vietnamese nationals from Europe due to COVID-19

Latest flight repatriates Vietnamese nationals from Europe due to COVID-19

The arrival of the repatriation flight comes after joint organisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Embassy in France, alongside relevant agencies from both nations.

Passengers boarding the flight were made up of minors under the age of 18, the elderly, sick individuals suffering from underlying diseases, pregnant women, guest workers whose labour contracts had been terminated, and students without residence due to the closure of their living accommodation.

As a means of successfully arranging the flight amid the complicated COVID-19 situation in Europe, the Vietnamese Embassy in France has been working closely with local authorities in the Central European country in order to assist citizens with necessary procedures before they boarded the aircraft.

Moreover, Vietnam Airlines has also strictly implemented security, safety, and epidemiology measures for the duration of the flight to protect the health of passengers and prevent the possible spread of the virus.

Upon arrival at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh province, every passenger and crew member onboard the flight underwent medical check-ups and were subsequently transferred into quarantine facilities according to regulations regarding COVID-19 prevention and control.

In line with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s instructions, Vietnamese agencies, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad, and domestic airlines will continue their support for citizens by conducting flights to bring overseas Vietnamese nationals back to the homeland ahead during the remainder of the year.