Over 240 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Singapore hinh anh 1Overseas Vietnamese citizens prepare to board a flight to return home (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – More than 240 Vietnamese citizens in Singapore were flown back to Vietnam on December 7 on a flight of Pacific Airlines at the arrangement of Vietnamese and Singaporean agencies.

Passengers on the flight included under-18 children and those with health problems or in extremely disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore sent staff members to the airport to help the citizens with boarding procedures.

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 Can Tho airport in the southern city of the same name, all crew members and passengers on the flight were given health checks and sent to quarantine in accordance with regulations.  

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will be arranged based on citizens’ wish, the developments of the pandemic and domestic quarantine capacity./.