Nearly 240 Vietnamese brought home from Myanmar hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Nearly 240 Vietnamese citizens in Myanmar were brought home safely on a flight of budget carrier Vietjet Air on May 21, arranged by Vietnamese agencies, the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar in coordination with Myanmar agencies. 

The repatriated citizens are those in particularly disadvantaged circumstances who wished to return to Vietnam. They include children aged under 18, the elderly, the ill, pregnant women, stranded travelers, workers with expired visas and labour contracts, and students having completed study.

All underwent heath check-ups and were put into concentrated quarantine after landing at Da Nang International Airport.

The carrier also ferried some Myanmar citizens back to their homeland on the outbound leg.

Depending on the quarantine capacity at localities and the overall situation regarding COVID-19, more commercial flights bringing Vietnamese citizens home will be arranged in the future, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s directions./.