More than 350 Vietnamese citizens return home from Canada, RoK hinh anh 1Overseas Vietnamese wait to handle boarding procedures at a foreign airport (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Over 350 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Canada and the Republic of Korea on a flight operated by the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on October 23-24.

The flight was conducted thanks to the joint efforts of competent Vietnamese agencies at home and abroad, and local authorities.

The passengers included children under 18, students who completed courses, the elderly, people with illnesses, and workers with expired visas and contracts.

The Vietnamese representative agencies in the two countries sent staff to airports in Vancouver and Seoul to help the citizens with boarding procedures.
Strict security, safety and epidemiological measures were implemented during the flight to ensure passengers’ health and prevent the spread of diseases.

After landing at Van Don airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh, the passengers and crew members had their health checked 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 citizens’ wishes, the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine capacity in the country./.