Nearly 360 Vietnamese citizens brought home from US hinh anh 1An aircraft of Vietnam Airlines (Illustrative photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 360 Vietnamese citizens were brought home safely on a flight arranged by Vietnamese and US agencies together with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on December 21-22.

The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, the ill, students who completed their studies without accommodations and those in extremely difficult circumstances.

Vietnamese representative offices in the US helped citizens in remote areas travel to airports in Washington D.C and Los Angeles, and sent staff to assist them with boarding procedures.

Nearly 360 Vietnamese citizens brought home from US hinh anh 2People wait in line at the airport (Illustrative photo: VNA)

To ensure health for the citizens and prevent the spread of COVID-19, strict security, safety and epidemiological measures were applied during the flight.

After landing at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, all passengers and crew members on the flights had their health checked and 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./.