National flag carrier brings home Vietnamese stranded in Italy hinh anh 1A plane of Vietnam Airlines (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - A specially arranged flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines landed at Da Nang International Airport on April 18 morning, bringing home Vietnamese citizens stranded in Italy.

On April 17, the flight, arranged between Vietnamese authorities, the Italian Embassy in Vietnam and ENI Company (Italy), took back to Italy a number of Italian citizens who had been stranded in Vietnam due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flight was part of the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to help foreign diplomatic agencies in the country carry out citizen protection duties and support the international community in the fight against COVID-19.

It also transported medical masks as a gift from the Vietnamese Government and people to their Italian counterparts.

A number of Vietnamese students and citizens living in Italy’s regions hard hit by COVID-19 came back on the return flight which landed at the Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang on early April 18 morning.

After touching down in Vietnam, all the passengers had their health checked and were immediately sent to concentrated quarantine areas in line with the country’s regulations.

Vietnam Airlines strictly applied COVID-19 prevention and control measures during the course of the flight to prevent the spread of the pandemic./.