More than 280 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from Australia hinh anh 1A Bamboo Airway airplane (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Over 280 Vietnamese citizens in Australia were brought home safely aboard a Bamboo Airway flight on November 25.

The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, workers with expired contracts, and others in extremely disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy and Australian competent agencies coordinated to facilitate the citizens’ travel to airports in Sydney and Melbourne. Embassy staff also assisted them with boarding procedures.

In-flight safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were rigorously enforced to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.

Upon arrival at the Can Tho international airport in the Mekong Delta city of the same name, all passengers and crew members received medical check-ups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with their wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and quarantine capacity in Vietnam./.