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Hanoi (VNA) – More than 340 Vietnamese citizens were brought home from over 30 countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America on a flight on September 24-25.

The flight was arranged by Vietnamese representative offices in those regions, Vietnamese authorities, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and local relevant agencies.

The passengers were children under 18, the elderly, students who finished their study and had no accommodations, stranded tourists and businesspeople, workers with expired visas and contracts.

The Vietnamese representative offices had closely worked with local authorities to help the citizens travel to Paris airport and the Vietnamese Embassy in France also sent staff to the airport to assist them.

The same day, 340 citizens were repatriated from Israel on a flight arranged by Vietnamese authorities, the Embassy of Vietnam in Israel and Vietnam Airlines together with Israeli agencies.

The returnees included students who completed their training course in agriculture and those in extremely disadvantaged circumstances.

In a bid to ensure safety for citizens as well as prevent the spread of COVID-19, measures to ensure security, safety and hygiene were strictly implemented during the flight.

The flight crew and all passengers were brought to quarantine sites upon their arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City and Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.

More repatriation flights will be conducted to bring Vietnamese citizens home, depending on their needs and quarantine capacity in Vietnam./.