More Vietnamese citizens brought home from RoK, Japan hinh anh 1At Incheon airport of the RoK (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 700 Vietnamese citizens were flown back to Vietnam from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan on flights of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on December 20 and 21.

The flights were arranged by relevant agencies of Vietnam and the host countries, with passengers being children under 18, pregnant women, elderly people, and workers with expired contracts and students who have completed their studies, and other with disadvantaged circumstances. 

To ensure health for the citizens and prevent the spread of COVID-19, strict security, safety and epidemiological measures were applied during the flights.

After landing at Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh City, all passengers and crew members on the flights had their health checked and 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./.