01.07.2020, 14:26

225 Vietnamese repatriated from Japan for Covid-19 prevention

A flight which transported 225 Vietnamese workers from Japan landed at Danang International Airport on Tuesday.

The flight was conducted by Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air in co-ordination with the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and Japanese authorities.


225 Vietnamese repatriated from Japan for Covid-19 prevention

The flight which transported 225 Vietnamese workers from Japan landed at Danang International Airport

The majority of the passengers are children below 18 years old and students without accommodation, the elderly, sick individuals, tourists, and migrant workers whose work visas have expired.

The airline strictly followed Covid-19 prevention regulations on the flight to ensure safety.

Right after arriving at Danang International Airport, the passengers were sent to a quarantine area.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Department of Overseas Labour Management previously reported that many companies in Vietnam with foreign workers, including those from Vietnam, have had to suspend or scale down their production and business activities.

The Japanese government has issued policies to support the affected workers. Those who lost their jobs temporarily due to their companies’ suspension or scale reduction because of Covid-19 would receive a payment of Yen 6,815-8,330 each (VND1.5-1.8 million) per day.

The number of Vietnamese residents in Japan reached almost 412,000 last year, becoming the third-largest minority group in the country, just behind Chinese and South Koreans, reported the Japanese Ministry of Justice earlier this year.