Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Passengers on the flight included under-18 children, the elderly, sick people, tourists with expired visas and students without accommodations after their dormitories shut down.
Strict security and safety measures were enforced during the flight to protect passengers’ health and prevent the spread of epidemic.
Immediately after the flight landed in Noi Bai, Hanoi on June 16, all passengers and crew members were given health check and quarantined in line with regulations.
Following instructions of the Prime Minister, Vietnamese agencies will coordinate with representative agencies abroad to arrange more flights to take Vietnamese citizens in especially disadvantaged circumstances back to Vietnam based on citizens’ wish and the epidemic situation in and outside the country.
Vietnamese in Africa brought home
The Vietnamese citizens in Africa pose for a photo before getting on the plane to return home. (Photo: VNA)
Sixty-nine Vietnamese citizens returned home from Africa on June 15 and 16 thanks to the efforts of the Vietnamese Embassy in Mozambique, relevant agencies in South Africa, Mozambique, and Eswatini, and South African Airways.
Stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the citizens included children under the age of 18, the ill, pregnant women, the elderly, students who completed their studies but no longer have accommodation, tourists, and workers with expired visas.
Upon their return, they were all given a heath examination and placed in quarantine, in line with regulations. The South African Airways aircraft then took South African citizens home from Vietnam and Thailand.