Hanoi (VNA) – A Vietnam Airlines flight safely brought home nearly 250 Vietnamese citizens from Israel and Oman on December 22-23 thanks to concerted efforts from Vietnamese missions in the Middle Eastern countries and local authorities.

On board the flight were the elderly, students who finished their study but without accommodation, guest workers whose visas and labour contracts had expired and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

The Vietnamese embassies in the concerned countries coordinated with local authorities to facilitate the citizens’ travel to the airport for the rescue flight. The embassies also sent staff to help them complete pre-departure procedures before boarding.

In-flight safety and security measures were enforced to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All crew members and passengers were given medical checkups and put under quarantine upon arrival at Da Nang International Airport.

More flights will be arranged to fly home Vietnamese citizens in the future, depending on citizens’ request, the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the nation’s quarantine capacity./.