Nearly 290 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Malaysia hinh anh 1Aircraft of Vietnam Airlines (Photo courtesy of the carrier)


Hanoi (VNA) – Close to 290 Vietnamese citizens were flown home safely from Malaysia on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on November 3, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia, the airline and relevant agencies of Malaysia.

The passengers included pregnant women, the elderly, the ill, those with underlying health conditions, labourers with expired contracts and people in extremely difficult circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy sent staff to the airport to assist them with boarding procedures.

In-flight safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were rigorously enforced to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.

All passengers and crew members received medical check-ups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations upon arrival at Can Tho International Airport in the Mekong Delta city of the same name.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with citizens’ wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine capacity in Vietnam./.