Over 300 Vietnamese citizens brought home from UK hinh anh 1Vietnamese citizens queue for exit procedures at the Heathrow International Airport in London. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – More than 360 Vietnamese citizens were brought home safely on a flight arranged by Vietnamese and UK agencies together with the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on December 21-22.

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

The Vietnamese Embassy in the UK helped the citizens travel to the airport and sent staff to assist them 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 international airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, 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./