More Vietnamese citizens flown home from Europe hinh anh 1The citizens complete procedures for quarantine. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Nearly 280 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from Europe on a flight operated by the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on October 22-23.

The flight was 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, pregnant women and workers with expired visas and contracts.

The Vietnamese Consulate General in Frankfurt had helped the citizens with boarding procedures.

Strict security, safety and epidemiological measures were implemented during the flights 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./.