Nearly 360 Vietnamese citizens flown home from US hinh anh 1Vietnamese citizens line up to board the plane home (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Close to 360 Vietnamese citizens were flown home safely from the US on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on December 6-7.

Passengers on the flight, arranged by Vietnamese and US agencies, included children under 18, the elderly, the ill, students who finished their studies without accommodations and those in special disadvantaged circumstances.

Vietnamese representative offices in the US helped the passengers travel to airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles and sent staff to assist them with boarding procedures.

To ensure the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vietnam Airlines strictly followed security, safety and epidemiological hygiene measures throughout the flight.

Upon arrival at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of the same name, all passengers and crew members were given medical checkups and sent to quarantine in line with regulations.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances will continue to be conducted according to citizens’ wish and based on the pandemic’s development and domestic quarantine capacity./.