Vietnamese citizens wait to board the flight home at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow (Photo: Vietnam News Agency).
The flight departed from Moscow on May 12, carrying children under the age of 18, students without a place to stay because of school and dormitory closures, the elderly, sick people, tourists and people whose visas and labour contracts had expired but could not leave the country.
For the flight to be conducted amid restriction measures in Russia, the Embassy of Vietnam in Russia has instructed the citizens to complete all required procedures and cooperated with local authorities to facilitate the citizens’ journey to the airport.
The embassy also sent staff members to the airport to assist with boarding procedures.
To prevent the spread of the disease and ensure health of passengers, Vietnam Airlines strictly implemented regulations on security, safety and epidemiological hygiene during the flight.
Landing at Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh in the following day, the passengers and cabin crew members were provided with medical checkups and quarantined in line with regulations.
Earlier, when the plan left Vietnam for Russia on May 12, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines also carried a number of Russian citizens back to Russia.
Vietnam will continue arranging flights to bring back its citizens home in the coming time depending on the pandemic's developments, quarantine capacity of Vietnamese localities, and the wish of Vietnamese citizens living overseas./.
Source: Vietnam News Agency
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