Over 350 Vietnamese citizens brought home from Japan hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) 
- Over 350 Vietnamese citizens were flown home from Japan on a flight of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on September 30 as a joint effort of competent authorities of both nations.

The passengers included children under 18, the elderly, people with illnesses, pregnant women, workers whose contracts have expired, students without accommodation due to dormitory closure, and others in disadvantaged circumstances.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan sent staff to help the citizens with check-in procedures at the airport.

Security, safety and epidemiological hygiene measures were rigorously taken during the flight to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Upon their arrival at Da Nang International Airport in the central city of Da Nang, all the crew members and passengers were given medical checkups and put under quarantine in line with regulations.

In the time to come, more repatriation flights will be arranged to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their demand and domestic quarantine capacity./.