Hanoi (VNA) – Nearly 240 Vietnamese citizens in Brunei, mostly workers with expired contracts of Lilama company, were brought home on October 2 thanks to joint efforts of the Vietnamese Embassy, the Lilama company, Vietjet Air and local authorised agencies.

As part of efforts to support the citizens, the Vietnamese Embassy in Brunei sent officials to the airport to assist them in completing check-in and boarding procedures.

In-flight safety and preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic were rigorously enforced to protect the passengers’ health and prevent the spread of the disease.

All passengers and crew members received medical checkups and were sent to quarantine in line with regulations upon arrival.

The repatriation of Vietnamese citizens in disadvantaged circumstances abroad will continue to be conducted in line with citizens’ wishes, the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine capacity in Vietnam./.