02.08.2020, 06:59

230 Vietnamese citizens return from RoK

A total of 230 Vietnamese citizens from the Republic of Korea were brought home on a repatriation flight which landed at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on August 1.


230 Vietnamese citizens return from RoK
230 Vietnamese citizens from RoK return home on August 1. Photo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities in the two countries, and the low-cost carrier Vietjet Air.

Passengers included children under 18, the elderly, pregnant woman, people with illness, stranded tourists, labourers with expired contracts and without residence, interns, students without residence due to the closure of dormitories and other disadvantaged cases.

Right after landing at the airport, all the passengers and the flight crew members were given health check-ups and then sent to quarantine areas in accordance with current regulations.

From April 10 to August 1, local agencies coordinated with Vietnam’s representative agencies overseas to launch 76 flights, bringing home over 18,000 Vietnamese citizens stranded abroad due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the Prime Minister’s instructions, Vietnamese agencies, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad and domestic airlines will continue to conduct flights to bring overseas Vietnamese citizens back to Vietnam.